Immortal was covered recently as my favorite metal band from Norway. The band has been around for quite a long time, as one of the leading groups in the second wave of Norwegian black metal. Their sound is much more chaotic and thrashy than some of their fellow groups. That is probably the reason I like them better. Their early material was so fast that guitarist Demonaz developed a condition in his arm that greatly limited his ability to play the material. Thus, Immortal plays a slower style now, but their intensity and ferocity has never wavered. Immortal recently reunited and look like they will continue to put out good music for the foreseeable future.
FAVORITE ALBUM: PURE HOLOCAUST