Darkthrone really doesn’t need an intro since they are legendary and if you think about black metal at all you’ll probably think of their releases between 1992 to 1994. “A Blaze in the Northern Sky”, “Under A Funeral Moon” and “Transilvanian Hunger” are often talked about when Darkthrone is brought up in conversation, since then they have released A LOT of full length albums but they have remained average and almost forgotten. With Arctic Thunder, Darkthrone captures the early 90’s black metal feel with raw production, riffs, riffs and more riffs. Blackened thrash riffs with some heavy/punk influences spawn quite often on Arctic Thunder and it’s quite fitting with the overall feeling on the album. If you’re wanting an authentic black metal album with traditional sounds and screams, Darkthrone’s Arctic Thunder should be what you pine for. Yet, the band definitely shows off that they are old school. Can their sound and style keep up with modern black metal releases?