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Band
Darkthrone
Title
Arctic Thunder
Type
LP/EP
Company
Peaceville
YOR
2016
Style
Black
10/14/2016 - Review by: Greg Watson
Another odd release from Darkthrone
"Arctic Thunder" continues Darkthrone's trend of further distancing themselves from the black metal sound they were known for. The album is stated to be "Primitive and Serious" according to Fenriz. The album has a decidedly old school metal feel with some punk elements throughout. Opener "Tundra Leech" is arguably the best track on the album with a great old-school riff and some serious head banging moments. The album as a whole though is just really pedestrian and not that engaging. Fans of their newer material will definitely find enjoyment with this but I personally found myself getting bored with the album a few songs in.
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
2
MUSIC
3
VOCALS
2.5
PRODUCTION
2.5
ARTWORK
2
LYRICS
2.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    2.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: DARKTHRONE
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Arctic Thunder
2016
Peaceville
Greg Watson10/14/2016
2.5
Sardonic Wrath
2005
The End
Pandemonium554/14/2005
-
The Underground Resistance
2013
Peaceville
David Loveless4/22/2013
5

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