Label: Peaceville Records
Before enshrining themselves as one of the premier black metal bands ever, Darkthrone was a cleanly recorded, technically masterful death metal band, as this, their 1990 debut for Peaceville Records clearly shows. After Soulside Journey came the black and white album art, the caveman recording practices and the obsession with Pagan ideals. While their later albums are more fun to listen to, Darkthrone prove themselves to be a perfectly serviceable death metal band here. It's just not Transylvanian Hunger.