Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Friday, February 22, 2013

DARKTHRONE / Under a Funeral Moon (1993)

Darkthrone's transformation into pure Norwegian Black Metal was achieved on this third album.  It’s brutally stark, focussed, and surprisingly diverse.
I've known people who attempted to ‘correct’ the abysmal lo-fi production by tinkering with the bass equalizer on their amp.  They only succeeded in burying the coldness under a monotonous booming drone.  It’s supposed to sound like it does, so accept it.  Strangely, the drop in production made the recording sound less hurried, and enabled the individual parts to be more easily picked out.

Songs of Note: The Dance of Eternal Shadows; To Walk the Infernal Fields

4 (This one’s for you, JB. RIP) out of 5

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