Norway | Death (early), Black (mid), Punk/Black/Heavy Metal (later)
Panzerfaust', Darkthrone's fifth album was originally released in 1995 on the Norwegian label, Moonfog (the label previously owned by Satyr of Satyricon). The album was recorded similarly to their previous release, 'Transilvanian Hunger', in that it was written and recorded solely by Fenriz at his home 'Necrohell' studio, with Nocturno Culto later adding vocals.
'Panzerfaust' was largely inspired by the works of Celtic Frost, a long time favourite of the Darkthrone guys, and also includes a couple of fast songs in the Bathory style, a follow-on to the faster tempo of the tracks featured on 'Transilvanian Hunger'. 'Panzerfaust' is also notable for including some of the most raw and primal vocals in black metal - completely well suited to the music on display and the misanthropic nature of the band at the time. With its feast of Frost-fuelled riffing, 'Panzerfaust' is rightly hailed one of THE classic Darkthrone black metal albums. It also features lyrics written by Varg Vikernes of Burzum.
This edition of Panzerfaust includes a special bonus commentary disc recorded by Fenriz himself, as he gives a personal insight into the background to the album and his inspirations for particular riffs and songs, and unconventional recording methods.
DISC 1 1. En Vind Av Sorg 2. Triumphant Gleam 3. Hordes Of Nebulah 4. Hans Siste Vinter 5. Beholding The Throne Of Might 6. Quintessence 7. Sno Og Granskog (Utferd)