Immortal - Sons Of Northern Darkness

8.7 | 924 votes |
Release date: 5 February 2002
Style: Black metal


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Disc I [CD]
01. One By One
02. Sons Of Northern Darkness
03. Tyrants
04. Demonium
05. Within The Dark Mind
06. In My Kingdom Cold
07. Antarctica
08. Beyond The North Waves

Disc II [DVD: Live at the B.B. King New York 2003] [Deluxe Edition bonus]
01. Wrath From Above
02. Damned In Black
03. One By One
04. Tyrants (Part 1)
05. Tyrants (Part 2)
06. Solarfall
07. Beyond The North Waves

Top 20 albums of 2002: 8
Top 200 albums of all time: 198

Reidar "Horgh" Horghagen - drums
Stian "Iscariah" Smorholm - bass
Olve "Abbath Doom Occulta" Eikemo - guitars, vocals

Additional info
Produced by Peter Tagtgren. Co-produced by Abbath and Horgh.

Guest review by
Carl Berg
Sons Of Northern Darkness is Immortal's seventh studio album, following the good but not great Damned In Black. The expectations were pretty high for this record, especially that Damned In Black could not fully live up to the majestic At The Heart Of Winter. So, is this new album worthy of Immortal? Does it deliver that cold, chilly Immortal-esque feeling that we all love? Let's find out.

published 27.09.2010 | Comments (16)

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21.11.2011 - 09:55
Rating: 7
M C Vice
The DVD's a waste of time. Don't bother putting it on unless you just want to listen to it.
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21.11.2011 - 10:28
Troy Killjoy
Surely Abbath does something comical, no?
I have no memory of this place.
05.05.2012 - 00:53
Rating: 7
One of the greatest black metal of all time
05.05.2012 - 01:13
Rating: 10
proofread free
Still one of my all time favorite BM albums, among the top 5 for sure
He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
07.08.2012 - 00:23
Rating: 10
No words to say, just... Perfection...
28.03.2013 - 20:15
Rating: 9
John Sandman
My vote was the 666 vote \m/
Not the biggest fan of black metal with the obvious excpetion of Immortal. Excellent!
25.11.2013 - 22:20
Bad English
Great album, better then previously version and seems band came back whit something, and I dont remember reason why band did split up, but this is good, a little bit winter touch, not such strong as before, but you can feel it, my fav song is In My Kingdom Cold
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22.03.2014 - 02:12
Troy Killjoy
Love the influence Zeppelin has on black metal, especially on tracks like "Tyrants" and Behemoth's "O Father O Satan O Sun" that both borrow the main riff from "Kashmir".
I have no memory of this place.
05.04.2014 - 21:59
Rating: 8
Erik M.
So far I don't like it as much as At the Heart of Winter. Let's see how more spins do this album justice.
19.12.2016 - 13:36
This is a real masterpiece!
24.12.2016 - 04:34
Rating: 9
Dang, this is good.
11.04.2018 - 01:10
Rating: 8
I certainly agree that the band were aiming for the same musical direction with both this effort and Damned in Black, but I have to say that Sons of Northern Darkness has more memorable moments. Ideas are stretched a little further (which results in my favourite thing about the album being the last three songs) meaning that generally the song lengths here are justified whereas before (apart from At the Heart of Winter of course) some songs seemed a little rushed. I guess that's the punky, thrashy side of the band rearing its ugly head. But yeah, here I enjoyed pretty much the same thing that I appreciated on ...Winter, which is that pretty much every song demonstrates a more (please don't murder me in my sleep for mentioning this term, BM kremlins) "progressive" song structure. Because of this, "Antarctica" and "Beyond the North Waves" are brilliant.
31.07.2018 - 05:44
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
One by One is a sick song and the rest of the album fails to live up to it, and even gets pretty mediocre and borderline boring.
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06.01.2019 - 21:39
Rating: 9
Maasai Mara
A more mature At the Heart of Winter and the peak of the sound Immortal began on the Pure Holocaust. Which is better between this and AtHoW is a question akin to between the 1000th woman you bed and the 1098th you bed which represents the greater achievement.
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