Damn it sure sounds like sounds like fenriz has been hitting the Manilla Road hard, ya’ll. Here’s a good analogy for you geeks out there; the musical cocktail of modern Darkthrone is much like the sword Excalibur. Fenriz has been on a mission for about the last decade, fighting the commercialization of the black metal he helped forge by returning to heavy metal roots so deep as to break the will of any untrue fan attempting to delve into it. You’ve got love the influences to to dissect such gruff albums and peel back their layers. Everything from punk and crust to proto-bm like Tormentor and Hellhammer or even cult legends like Pagan Altar has a place here. As my homie over at The Metal Advisor stated, “It’s just everything that makes metal awesome”. That sums up the track “Leave No Cross Unturned” (HA!) very nicely. Step back from that ledge my friend and stream it after the jumper.
Update: You can stream “Leave No Cross Unturned” in all its 14 minutes of glory over at Pitchfork.