Norway | Death (early), Black (mid), Punk/Black/Heavy (later)
Darkthrone originally formed in the late 80s as a thrash/death metal act & progressed through a period technical death and doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world & one of the leading bands of the Norwegian scene. The Too Old Too Cold EP had its original release at the dawn of 2006 and acted as a precursor to the band's triumphant Peaceville comeback album, the revelatory black and roll release, The Cult is Alive. As a showcase for this sleek new incarnation of Darkthrone, and with the band firmly back in control of their sound courtesy of their new Necrohell 2 Studio set-up, Too Old Too Cold showed that the band was here to stay, and lead the way. Commenting back then, Fenriz defined the shift in style as "probably something like MOTORHEAD meeting HELLHAMMER on a CRUST PUNK/NECROTHRASH gig in '85". Featuring one of the undeniable highlights of The Cult is Alive, the catchy and soaring Too Old Too Cold with its razor-sharp riffs begins proceedings here, followed by the exclusive track High on Cold War, featuring a guest appearance by Enslaved's Grutle Kjellson on vocals. Also featured is an alternate rendition of Graveyard Slut plus an unexpected yet perfectly suited cover version of Siouxsie and the Banshees' Love in a Void. This edition includes the bonus track Bad Attitude, originally by US punk rockers, Testors. Too Old Too Cold is presented on 180gm heavyweight black vinyl.