Burzum albums, and drank of the good Mayhem releases (let’s face it, everything after Wolf's Lair Abyss (1997) was shit) the next step in your Black Metal education should be Darkthrone. They deserve a similar amount of praise for defining the genre, despite a lot of Death Metal guitar work lurking under the surface from their previous incarnation. Avoid the first album and jump right into this one, feet first, with a jar of greasy corpse paint in hand. It may not inspire you to burn a church but it’ll make you glance angrily at one as you walk by. It’ll also help you appreciate Fenriz a little better.
Songs of Note: Kathaarian Life Code; The Pagan Winter
4 strained vocal chords out of 5