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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

Lyrics (6)

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 (25)

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musicalkaratekid - 12.09.2011 at 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/
Illog1cal - 21.11.2012 at 01:30  
  These guys know how to make some stunning effects in their music.
NocturnalStalker - 17.11.2013 at 16:14  
Rating: 8 Essential black metal album.
LeKiwi - 22.12.2013 at 15:22  
Rating: 7 "Paragon Belial" was pretty enjoyable. Otherwise nothing too special, but more varied compared to Transilvanian Hunger.
Maco - 22.10.2015 at 06:44  
Rating: 9 Yup, my favorite Darkthrone album.

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