Norway | Death (early), Black (mid), Punk/Black/Heavy Metal (later)
A DOUBLE CD edition of the Norwegian Black Metal legends seventh album.
Includes new artwork and a bonus disc with commentary from Fenriz & Nocturno Culto.
Darkthrone began in the late 80's as a thrash/death metal act & progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world & one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene.
?Ravishing Grimness_ was Darkthrone's seventh studio album, originally released in 1999. The album contained more mid-paced black metal than some of their previous releases - with Celtic Frost-inspired riffs once again an important factor in Darkthrone's music - as well as featuring more rock & punk elements than earlier albums. Most of the tracks on ?Ravishing Grimness_ were this time written by Nocturno Culto, as well as guest lyrics on The Beast appearing courtesy of Aldrahn & Fog (D_dheimsgard).
This edition of ?Ravishing Grimness_ includes an extra disc featuring commentary from Fenriz & Nocturno Culto describing their inspirations and memories from the time of recording.
Disc 1: Lifeless The Beast The Claws of Time Across the Vacuum Ravishing Grimness To the Death (Under the King)
Disc 2: As above, including commentary from Fenriz & Nocturno Culto