2003 - Death (early), Black (mid), Punk/Black/Heavy (later) from Norway
Darkthrone began in the late 80's as a thrash/death metal act and progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world and one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands. 'Hate Them' was Darkthrone's tenth album and was originally released in 2003. The album was a fine example of masterful primitive black metal riffing along with the integration of other 80's punk and metal influences from the long-standing duo of Fenriz and Nocturno Culto, all executed in the unmistakable Darkthrone style. The album was recorded at Pan Lydstudio and engineered by Lars Klokkerhaug. The album intro and outro was created by Lrz from fellow Norwegian act Red Harvest. 'Hate Them' is regarded among the best received albums the band released during their time with then-label, Moonfog Productions.