Known for reigniting the second wave of black metal in 1992 with their second album A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Fenriz and Nocturno Culto have been successful at changing stylistically – from death, to black, and more recently, old school metal – without missing a beat.
It works because the duo knows their heavy metal history, and use their influences appropriately and with upmost respect. Darkthone are one of the genre’s most enduring acts and Old Star proves that they have lost none of their sheen.
Old Star by Darkthrone is out now via Peaceville Records.
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