2nd full-length album ''A Blaze In The Northern Sky'' by Norway's strongest metal band ever, DARKTHRONE dates back to 1992. The DARKTHRONE of those pioneering days of the second Black Metal wave saw itself as an antithesis to thrash or death metal with often social critical thematic content. Since all the essentials in these genres had already been said, the Norwegians in their search for the new & evil instinctively followed the call of the diseased, abnormal morbidity that had been hinted at in the metal genre, and that was already above all their undoubtedly great idols HELLHAMMER or CELTIC FROST was practiced in the 1980s. These genre roots, which seemed almost anachronistic at that time, merged by the Norwegian bullys with various pieces from the music world a la SODOM, DESTRUCTION or VENOM, enriched the Black Metal package with certain escapistically spiritual a la MERCYFUL FATE & natural and vernacular, nordic traditional aspects a la BATHORY for their own DARKTHRONE version. This is pure black metal cult. 2018 Reissue with OBI strip.
1. Kathaarian Life Code 10:39
2. In the Shadow of the Horns 07:02
3. Paragon Belial 05:25
4. Where Cold Winds Blow 07:26
5. A Blaze in the Northern Sky 04:58
6. The Pagan Winter 06:35