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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

Review
Lyrics (8)


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 (12)

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ThunderAxe1989 - 09.06.2012 at 04:35  
Rating: 8 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.

Cuca Beludo - 27.08.2012 at 03:06  
  One of the first "second wave" black metal albums I like.
Oaken - 06.09.2012 at 03:08  
Rating: 8 This is black metal in its purest form. No elements from other genres, no experimentation, just black metal. And it kicks ass!
Aristarchos - 02.03.2013 at 14:12  
  Definitely Darkthrone's best album.
musicalkaratekid - 06.05.2013 at 22:16  
Rating: 9 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.
NocturnalStalker - 20.11.2013 at 16:34  
Rating: 8 Probably the most intense Darkthrone album.
LeKiwi - 22.12.2013 at 01:33  
Rating: 6
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:
Mr. Doctor - 22.12.2013 at 14:36  
Rating: 8
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.
LeKiwi - 22.12.2013 at 15:01  
Rating: 6
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
Maco - 15.02.2015 at 19:35  
Rating: 5 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
Paw!! - 16.02.2015 at 08:27  
Rating: 9
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.
Maco - 16.02.2015 at 16:52  
Rating: 5
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.
Fearmeister - 16.02.2015 at 18:24  
Rating: 10 This album lives and dies by the power of its riffs.
Lit. - 16.02.2015 at 19:57  
  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.
Paw!! - 19.02.2015 at 10:59  
Rating: 9
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
Maco - 19.02.2015 at 17:43  
Rating: 5
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
metalfan1999 - 19.02.2015 at 20:03  
Rating: 10 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
Paw!! - 20.02.2015 at 02:52  
Rating: 9
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!!
Fearmeister - 20.02.2015 at 03:34  
Rating: 10 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!'

deadone - 20.02.2015 at 04:21  
Rating: 2 I always think this awful abomination of an album could've been solved through judicious application of ciorba which would've sated the hunger before it became a worldwide phenomenon that would lead to Darkthrone's so-called "albums."

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


Darkthrone's so-called "albums."



Do you like anything by Darkthrone?
deadone - 20.02.2015 at 05:12  
Rating: 2
Quote:
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.
Chronic - 20.02.2015 at 05:21  
Rating: 8
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.
Maco - 20.02.2015 at 05:35  
Rating: 5 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.
Paw!! - 20.02.2015 at 17:07  
Rating: 9 Second Wave always tell about war. (War) And even in rating.
M C Vice - 21.02.2015 at 05:27  
Rating: 7
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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