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Review: Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
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Arctic Thunder

Label: Peaceville Records
Year released: 2016
Duration: 39:25
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black/Thrash

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: February 17, 2019
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Arctic Thunder

Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)
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I haven't paid much attention to Darkthrone since they started moving away from black metal and venturing into a more blackened heavy/thrash/punk-ish direction. Some of their later albums left me cold, but this one is actually pretty cool. Harsh vocals and pretty catchy blackened thrash with a bit of a traditional metal vibe is what Arctic Thunder is about and what sets it apart is that it's pretty raw stuff and you can hear a bit of that old Darkthrone vibe in there. It's definitely more accessible than their earlier albums, but it's crisp, kind of laid-back metal that has its charm. I wasn't always convinced by the experimentation of their later years, but they may be on to something with this sound.

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