Norway | Death (early), Black (mid), Punk/Black/Heavy Metal (later)
Darkthrone Is For All The Evil In Man. True Norwegian Black Metal.
An album of pure melody running like river streams under a pulsing ambient beat with no teleology or intention other than a continuous cycle of aggression and ambiguity brings forth its genius in the complexity of the relations in these deliberately scaled-down simple riffs and melodic interchanges. Highly dissonant in its composition, this music builds spaces to grow in from the seemingly random and nihilistic combinations of notes that are simultaneously familiar in their essential relationships.