Darkthrone has never ceased evolving. Beginning their existence as a death metal band in the late 1980's, the band started going in a different direction on their sophomore album. Their fourth album is an often imitated take on raw black metal. It was simple and direct with often only one heavily-repeated riff per song. Not content to lay the fundamental groundwork for which most of the oncoming black metal scene was based, Darkthrone started to look back toward their roots in punk and heavy metal. Through all this, Darkthrone has never lost their creative touch, continuing to put out good music even amongst all of the changes. Darkthrone member Fenriz currently acts as an ambassador for underground metal, yet another reason to like the band.
FAVORITE ALBUM: A BLAZE IN THE NORTHERN SKY