Old Star

Darkthrone - Old Star
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
2019 Ratings: #37 / 737
User Score
Based on 81 ratings
2019 Ratings: #280
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May 31, 2019 / Release Date
LP / Format
Peaceville / Label
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Old Star is Darkthrone's best album since Hate Them (which is factually the band's greatest work). While the album continues the return to traditional black metal that was hinted at in Arctic Thunder, it adds a significant doom metal twist that makes it all the more heavy and soul-crushing...just how I want my black metal to be. This is a unique and powerful Darkthrone album; easily the best black metal record of 2019 so far.

It looks like Darkthrone is going back to being ... read more
Solid, raw, heavy, dark, epic, anthemic black/doom/heavy metal. This is Darkthrone's best album since their
album PANZERFAUST. It's so fucking heavy and dark, and all songs are really good. I think my favourite songs are "I Muffle Your Inner Choir," "Apl Man" and "The Key Is Inside the Wall.". All songs are good, but I do believe its their sixth/seventh best album, to date.
I'm so high rn weee wooo.
the album's fantastic, definitely one of my ... read more
This is a fun record, if not quite the return to form that some people seem to think it is. This is much more of a crust punk record and not a traditional black metal release. It's pretty blatant when it comes to the percussion. However, don't let this dissuade you from giving it a listen. It is an energetic and occasionally brutal record with some catchy riffs. The old dog still knows how to learn some new tricks and they truly seem to be ageless at this point. It is an easy recommendation ... read more
Darkthrone are at a point in their career where they can throw all sorts of Metal sounds together to sort of make their own sound, for better and for worse.

Give A Listen To: “I Muffle Your Inner Choir”, “The Hardship Of The Scots”, “Alp Man”, “Duke Of Gloat”

Least Favorite Track: “Old Star”

Genre: Metal / Black Metal / Thrash Metal
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Track List

  1. I Muffle Your Inner Choir
  2. The Hardship of the Scots
  3. Old Star
  4. Alp Man
  5. Duke of Gloat
  6. The Key is Inside the Wall
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Added on: March 20, 2019