I suspect that if Darkthrone ever regressed they'd get off the train at Soulside Journey instead of Trainsilvanian Hunger. Wouldn't that get up a lot of noses. I doubt Fenriz ponders ways in which to annoy stuck in the mud black metal devotees whilst he grooms his Paul Speckmann-esque beard on those long and cold northern nights but that would be a great troll.

A segue approaches...



Master's first album is pretty much Death Strike mark 2, four of the songs were Death Strike songs anyway which is why I like it more than the follow up which is a better album but it doesn't have the direct Death Strike link. I also tend to associate this with From Beyond by Massacre since I first heard both in the same week but it was Master that came out on top. From Beyond is just a burger where Master is a burger with relish.