2016 - Death (early), Black (mid), Punk/Black/Heavy (later) from Norway
Norwegian duo, Darkthrone, return with their first new studio material since 2013's triumphant The Underground Resistance. Fenriz and Nocturno Culto once more show their mastery of 'the riff', demonstrating why Darkthrone remain one of the most respected and enduring acts in the history of extreme Metal. An eclectic mix of free-spirited 1980's fuelled blackened hHeavy Metal executed in Darkthrone's trademark raw and organic style, Arctic Thunder was recorded and produced by the band, with the sessions conducted at Darkthrone's old rehearsal unit, The Bomb Shelter, which they had originally used during 1988-1990. With themes based around hate, contempt, and the inner mind and soul, plus the notable presence of Nocturno Culto on vocal duties across all songs for the first time in recent years, Arctic Thunder retains a grim atmosphere throughout the album's 8 tracks.