Darkthrone

Old Star

Peaceville

Released: 31st May 2019

LP£18.99Out of Stock


Norway's premiere formerly Black Metal and now just plain Great Metal band Darkthrone. On their 18th album in 28 years, Fenriz and Noctorno Culto continue to follow their muse into cult metal, taking in all manner of rockisms and forging new, powerful clich├ęs as they go. Ever since their "Black n Roll" re-birth, they're a band that have often sailed close to the line of ridiculousness with a stoic po-facedness that has frequently been their saving grace. The opening track on Old Star, The Hardship Of The Scots is a case in point: silly, big but on further inspection a heartfelt song about the destruction of the soul in the modern world. In Scotland. Old Star is a band at the peak of their metal-worshipping powers.