Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky

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Release date: 26 February 1992
Style: Black metal


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01. Kathaarian Life Code
02. In The Shadow Of The Horns
03. Paragon Belial
04. Where Cold Winds Blow
05. A Blaze In The Northern Sky
06. The Pagan Winter

Top 20 albums of 1992: 19

Ivar "Zephyrous" Enger - rhythm guitars
Ted "Nocturno Culto" "Kveldulv" Skjellum - lead guitars, vocals
Leif Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell - drums, vocals

Session musicians
Dag Nilsen - bass

Additional info
Engineered by Erik Avnskog.
Recorded in Creative Studios in August 1991.

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What a change eh? From clean faces and jeans to all black and corpse paint. For A Blaze In The Northern Sky, Euronymous (who this album is dedicated to) worked with DarkThrone, getting them to make black metal. The sound of A Blaze In The Northern Sky is responsible for creating DarkThrone's legacy. It has been apparent on every album ever since.

published 15.07.2009 | Comments (29)

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12.09.2011 - 20:58
Rating: 10
One of my favourite black metal albums of all time. I know this has everything a 'true' black metal album should have(according to some of the media anyway), but that doesn't take away its power and brilliant songwriting! 'Kathaarian Life Code' is colossal and the title track just blew me away at first listen! \m/
21.11.2012 - 01:30
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These guys know how to make some stunning effects in their music.
17.11.2013 - 16:14
Rating: 8
Metal Addict
Essential black metal album.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
22.12.2013 - 15:22
Rating: 7
High Fist Prog
"Paragon Belial" was pretty enjoyable. Otherwise nothing too special, but more varied compared to Transilvanian Hunger.
22.10.2015 - 06:44
Yup, my favorite Darkthrone album.
I'm derp.
12.07.2017 - 18:51
Bad English
In that time, well it was new, kick ass but now, after so many BM subgenres and bands, I don't see anything special about it. We have better bands nowadays.
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
14.12.2017 - 05:32
Esoteric Zachism
I'm not sure if I love this album or hate it. I loved it for a long time, and re-listening it feels that much more special to me, the riffs feeling like my introduction to black metal as a whole. I think I still love it.
Through the darkness of future past,
The magician longs to see.
One chants out between two worlds...
"Fire... walk with me."

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