Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger


8.5 | 430 votes |
Release date: 1994
Style: Black metal

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01. Transilvanian Hunger
02. Over Fjell Og Gjennom Torner
03. Skald Av Satans Sol
04. Slottet I Det Fjerne
05. Graven Takeheimens Saler
06. I En Hall Med Flesk Og Mjød
07. As Flittermice As Satans Spys
08. En Ås I Dype Skogen

Top 20 albums of 1994: 18

Line-up
Ted "Nocturno Culto" "Kveldulv" Skjellum - vocals
Leif Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell - guitars, bass, drums

Additional info
Recorded in November and December 1993.
Digitally remastered at Transformation in 2003.

Guest review by
N K Monarch
Rating:
9.5
A cutting guitar, a bass that sounds like a buzzing of a wasp swarm, a shrill and dying voice, drums beating like chaos-tumult and a filthy production. This is the definition of pure black metal, the one of the renewal at the beginning of the 90's.

This resurrection has a name: Darkthrone, whose Transylvanian Hunger is their fourth opus, an album even faster and malicious than the previous ones. This opus has everything to become a cult: the lyrics, written by Fenriz and Varg (Burzum), and the sentence on the back cover that has brought up so many debates vaguely hinting of "Aryan Norwegian Black Metal", of course, without forgetting the unlimited potential of insanity in this work. With this piece Darkthrone have created a nearly perfect blackmetal pattern (some will say that A Blaze in the Northern Sky is better...) and many bands will try to recreate this atmosphere, but with no chance to ever near it.

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published 11.09.2003 | Comments (13)

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09.06.2012 - 04:35
Rating: 8
ThunderAxe1989
Irreligious
A Black Metal gem, no doubt.
Oddly enough, I seem to enjoy this album alot more if I'm in a more Doom Metal kind of mood. If I'm blasting a bunch of Funeral Doom, I'll stream some tracks from this album, like throw a little curve ball in there.....It truly captures the mood to me.

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27.08.2012 - 03:06
Cuca Beludo
Account deleted
One of the first "second wave" black metal albums I like.
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06.09.2012 - 03:08
Rating: 8
Oaken
Hipster
This is black metal in its purest form. No elements from other genres, no experimentation, just black metal. And it kicks ass!
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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02.03.2013 - 14:12
Aristarchos
Definitely Darkthrone's best album.
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06.05.2013 - 22:16
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Another brilliant Darkthrone album, and I prefer this over 'Under a funeral moon', even though that album is pretty good too. The title track on this album has such a memorable riff (one of the best in the entire genre in my opinion) but the guitar work across each 8 of the album's tracks is very solid and executed well. 'Over Fjell og gjennom torner' and 'As Flittermice as Satans spys' are two other songs that I consider to be this album's highlights.
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20.11.2013 - 16:34
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Probably the most intense Darkthrone album.
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We are who we're afraid to be"
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22.12.2013 - 01:33
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by NocturnalStalker on 20.11.2013 at 16:34

Probably the most intense Darkthrone album.

Darkthrone must be a pretty chill band than More atmospheric than intense imo.

Also, one emoticon for this album so far:
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22.12.2013 - 14:36
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by LeKiwi on 22.12.2013 at 01:33
Also, one emoticon for this album so far:


Maybe you should try their previous two albums? Out of their triology (since their debut is death metal) this is definitely the one based mostly on atmosphere and monotony, while the previous two are much more varied.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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22.12.2013 - 15:01
Rating: 6
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.12.2013 at 14:36

Maybe you should try their previous two albums? Out of their triology (since their debut is death metal) this is definitely the one based mostly on atmosphere and monotony, while the previous two are much more varied.

Was just listening to Blaze, not sure what I think yet...

Edit: it's certainly better than this so far
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15.02.2015 - 19:35
Rating: 5
Maco
Handbanana
This album annoys the hell outta me. On the first listen it was decent, but as the time goes by it becomes monotonous and hella boring.

C-R-A-P
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I'm derp.
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16.02.2015 - 08:27
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Written by Maco on 15.02.2015 at 19:35


C-R-A-P

I didn't find this boring, I don't know. This is just pure black metal at 90s. You should listen to it again.
But I know everyone have different taste, genre, etc. Maybe you should listen to other genres to make it better.
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16.02.2015 - 16:52
Rating: 5
Maco
Handbanana
Written by Paw!! on 16.02.2015 at 08:27

I didn't find this boring, I don't know. This is just pure black metal at 90s. You should listen to it again.
But I know everyone have different taste, genre, etc. Maybe you should listen to other genres to make it better.




I think I'm fine. No need to return to this crappy album.
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I'm derp.
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16.02.2015 - 18:24
Fearmeister
Account deleted
This album lives and dies by the power of its riffs.
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16.02.2015 - 19:57
Lit.
Account deleted
I would definitely vouch for this record being the apex example of kvlt, lo-fi black metal from the 90s Norwegian scene that sounds good. The title track's riff is one of my favorite riffs in black metal.
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19.02.2015 - 10:59
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Written by Maco on 16.02.2015 at 16:52

Written by Paw!! on 16.02.2015 at 08:27

I didn't find this boring, I don't know. This is just pure black metal at 90s. You should listen to it again.
But I know everyone have different taste, genre, etc. Maybe you should listen to other genres to make it better.




I think I'm fine. No need to return to this crappy album.

Maybe is just to rawwwwwwwww for you dude
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19.02.2015 - 17:43
Rating: 5
Maco
Handbanana
Written by Paw!! on 19.02.2015 at 10:59

Maybe is just to rawwwwwwwww for you dude


I don't think that's the problem
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I'm derp.
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19.02.2015 - 20:03
Rating: 10
metalfan1999
Wow some people rated this 5 (probably due to the rawness and the fact that it is a little repetitive)

This is an epic black metal album . It is raw, dark and truly evil, so definitely what you would expect of second wave black metal. To me black metal is often better when it is raw and unpolished (lo-fi), since it increases the evilness, darkness and extremity of the music.

If you don't like raw "trve black metal," then do not buy this album, however if you do then then definitely buy it (I personally do not own many albums and I can understand when people don't buy that many albums due to the price). Anyways this album is epic and will always be epic
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20.02.2015 - 02:52
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Written by Maco on 19.02.2015 at 17:43

Written by Paw!! on 19.02.2015 at 10:59

Maybe is just to rawwwwwwwww for you dude


I don't think that's the problem

Maybe is just to old for ya!!
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20.02.2015 - 03:34
Fearmeister
Account deleted
I love how poor Maco said he didn't like it and even went so far as to explain himself and everyone else is going 'hurr durr, you're not kvlt enough!'

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20.02.2015 - 04:58
Rating: 8
Chronic
Written by deadone on 20.02.2015 at 04:21


Darkthrone's so-called "albums."



Do you like anything by Darkthrone?
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My problem is a bunch of motherfuckers we don't even know calling us assholes on the internet to teenagers and guys who can't even get laid.
Putting a stop to that is the most important thing we could ever do.
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20.02.2015 - 05:21
Rating: 8
Chronic
Quote:
Written by deadone on 20.02.2015 at 05:12

Written by Chronic on 20.02.2015 at 04:58



Do you like anything by Darkthrone?



Some of their more modern stuff is ok. I am generally not a fan of anything Norwegian Black Metal and have always viewed it as a mistake that got out of control Gordon Freeman style.


Shit yo, that's too bad.
I love black metal. Especially Darkthrone.
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My problem is a bunch of motherfuckers we don't even know calling us assholes on the internet to teenagers and guys who can't even get laid.
Putting a stop to that is the most important thing we could ever do.
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20.02.2015 - 05:35
Rating: 5
Maco
Handbanana
Hey guys....

I like A Blaze In The Northern Sky. It's a "trve kvlt black" metal album by Darkthrone and is even OLDER than Transilvanian Hunger.
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I'm derp.
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21.02.2015 - 05:27
Rating: 7
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Quote:
Written by deadone on 20.02.2015 at 05:12

Written by Chronic on 20.02.2015 at 04:58



Do you like anything by Darkthrone?



Some of their more modern stuff is ok. I am generally not a fan of anything Norwegian Black Metal and have always viewed it as a mistake that got out of control Gordon Freeman style.

How about their 1st album, Soulside Journey, since it's death rather than black?
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