June 5, 2009

Darkthrone - Plaguewielder

Genre(s) - Black metal
Origin - Norway of course, you silly
Year of release - 2001
Bitrate - 192/128 kbps
Size - 44.34 MB

Plaguewielder is the single most reviled Darkthrone album in the band's impressive lifespan, and I totally don't get it. I'm no professional music reviewer, I can only judge a band subjectively, based on what the music invokes or fails to invoke in me. From that perspective this is one of my favourite releases by the band. Then again I totally don't dig the tinny production of A Blaze or Funeral Moon, and find they contain many boring segments. I simply get much more of a kick out of the clawing riffs on Weakling Avenger, Command and Wreak. I'm not a noob either, I've been listening to black metal for many (or at least a couple of) years longer than any of the more mainstream music on here which I only learned to know during the past four years and usually less. So what exactly is "wrong" with this album - and me for preferring it? Please give it an unbiased (re)try, and me your opinion.
It might be you who has to reconsider his/her judgement.
  1. Weakling avenger
  2. Raining murder
  3. Sin origin
  4. Command
  5. I, voidhanger
  6. Wreak
Load it down


  1. This one is my favorite Darkthrone album, though Sardonic Wrath is close. I like the cleaner production, the riffs are great, and Fenriz really rips out on the drums - great double bass work. I don't know why people rag on this album. I love it. And I really hate their last three albums. Just awful and amateurish.

  2. This one isn't bad. I prefer it to hate them or ravishing grimness. Its still a bit po-faced compared to how "fun" the last couple of albums have been.

    I pretty much love every era of this band though - from SSJ all the way FOAD and Dark thrones & Black Flags...