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Release date: 6 April 2010
Style: Black metal, Crust punk , Heavy metal

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01. Those Treasures Will Never Befall You
02. Running For Borders
03. I Am The Graves Of The 80s
04. Stylized Corpse
05. Circle The Wagons
06. Black Mountain Totem
07. I Am The Working Class
08. Eyes Burst At Dawn
09. Bränn Inte Slottet

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Staff review by
BitterCOld

Rating:
7.8
Preface - If you like the direction that Darkthrone has taken with their last few recordings, read on. If you don't and long for the days when they trolled forests in corpse paint and clutched their fists towards the heavens (or just never "got them" to begin with), just save your time and money... skip both the album and the review.

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published 21.04.2010 | Comments (32)

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Ellrohir - 27.02.2010 at 14:23  
  Seems it leaked
Lord_Regnier - 27.02.2010 at 14:48  
  It will most likely be the same kind of crap they have done in the last years. Sad to see what this band became with time.
Mr. Doctor - 27.02.2010 at 15:13  
  And I'm glad to see what this band became with time I'm also pleased that their last artworks are very good looking.
regallmigthy - 27.02.2010 at 17:09  
  Album art looks sick! i cant wait to listin to it
Deth - 04.03.2010 at 08:02  
Rating: 9 Darkthrone's new style since the Cult is Alive is awesome. This album will probably rule....
BitterCOld - 05.03.2010 at 01:53  
Rating: 8 Ordered the cd/t-shirt bundle courtesy of Peaceville.

http://www.peaceville.com/darkthrone/circlethewagons/
Uirapuru - 08.03.2010 at 07:43  
  As always some nice crust-punk harsh riffs and great vocal work (large use of clean vocals was a relatively good surprise ), but then again the album did not completly please me.

It's seems that this ''new Darkthrone'' is just not so new anymore, they're trying too hard to keep it fresh. This time they have manage to beat the predecessor album in quality (at least to me), with some great songs like Those Treasures Will Never Befall You, Circle the wagons, Black Mountain Totem and the instrumental Bränn Inte Slottet.
Dangerboner - 09.03.2010 at 06:41  
Rating: 5 I'm glad I decided to download this one first. Sure, they show a little creativity and most of the songs surprised me in some way, but the entire album still just bored the hell out of me. The drumming is the worst part, and I know it's always been the least important attribute to them, but the performance is just so dull, laid back, and unconvincing that the output just comes across as being lazy and uninspired. It sounds just like they did their own thing for a few months, met up, and then quickly wrote an album in the studio in a couple of days. Also, the guitar tone is far too clean and shiny to match the dirty crust/black/punk whatever style they are playing. It just doesn't match

Oh, and that ending instrumental.... wtf? Borrrrring
Lord_Regnier - 09.03.2010 at 13:41  
 
Written by Uirapuru on 08.03.2010 at 07:43

As always some nice crust-punk harsh riffs and great vocal work


How people can stand, let alone enjoy music with such balls-sucking vocals is a mystery to me. They just sound like a drunk old man yelling.
Valaskjalf - 10.03.2010 at 19:13  
Rating: 4 For once I really really tried to understand the big fucking deal with this band and tried as much as possible not to be judgemental. I even let some of the really annoying bits slide....still I can not stand any of it. Im sure everyone will tell me "well if you dont like it dont listen to it" but we all know few people let that stop them from giving their opinion - so my opinion is that I still hate it and its terrible....rad album cover though.
Array - 11.03.2010 at 18:55  
Rating: 7 Suckiest Darkthrone ever. Some good riffs and eyes burst at dawn kinda works all the way; still average song (probably leftover from previous albums because of the different style). Most of the songs are just bad, recycled in a horrible way and meaningless. Cover album.
SATANSCHAMBER666 - 22.03.2010 at 22:08  
Rating: 5 I've Herd a few songs already not so great at all Wheres the old Darkthrone
Don Martin - 22.03.2010 at 23:12  
  Well, I like it Sounds a bit like Manilla Road with a bad production (bad = good). The singing rules!
whitepawel - 02.04.2010 at 04:06  
Rating: 5 It's just so fuckin' sad to see how Darkthrone has become a joke band
BitterCOld - 05.04.2010 at 19:55  
Rating: 8 I like it, some hit some miss (particularly the outro)... 7.5 from me.
Dominus - 06.04.2010 at 22:39  
Rating: 8 I like it
gudermintjener - 08.04.2010 at 11:26  
  Please tell this isn't the same punk-crap as F.O.A.D.? i've not heard the 08-record, but I wanna check this out asap. what kind of genre? (hope they've turned a little bit back to BM)
Lord_Regnier - 08.04.2010 at 13:52  
 
Written by gudermintjener on 08.04.2010 at 11:26

Please tell this isn't the same punk-crap as F.O.A.D.? i've not heard the 08-record, but I wanna check this out asap. what kind of genre? (hope they've turned a little bit back to BM)


It IS the same kind of punk-crap. You're warned.
DemonofDarkness - 30.07.2010 at 02:47  
  I can't belive that this band is the same band that did timless albums like "A Blaze In The Nothern Sky" , "Under A Funeral Moon" and "Transilvanian Hunger" .....
RavenKing - 30.07.2010 at 15:10  
 
Written by Guest on 30.07.2010 at 02:47

I can't belive that this band is the same band that did timless albums like "A Blaze In The Nothern Sky" , "Under A Funeral Moon" and "Transilvanian Hunger" .....


It's hard to believe, indeed.
wormdrink414 - 18.03.2011 at 10:49  
Rating: 9 Fucking excellent album.

imo, Circle the Wagons> Dark Thrones and Black Flags.
Void Eater - 19.03.2011 at 03:14  
  Great, as usual. All of these newer Darkthrone albums are far superior to the overrated Transylvanian Hunger.
Troy Killjoy - 19.03.2011 at 03:25  
 
Written by Void Eater on 19.03.2011 at 03:14

Great, as usual. All of these newer Darkthrone albums are far superior to the overrated Transylvanian Hunger.


Quote:
We would like to state that Transilvanian Hunger stands beyond any criticism. If any man should attempt to criticize this LP, he should be thoroughly patronized for his obviously Jewish behavior.


But don't worry!

Quote:
Darkthrone is certainly not a Nazi band nor a political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity.
Void Eater - 19.03.2011 at 04:02  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 19.03.2011 at 03:25

Written by Void Eater on 19.03.2011 at 03:14

Great, as usual. All of these newer Darkthrone albums are far superior to the overrated Transylvanian Hunger.


Quote:
We would like to state that Transilvanian Hunger stands beyond any criticism. If any man should attempt to criticize this LP, he should be thoroughly patronized for his obviously Jewish behavior.


But don't worry!

Quote:
Darkthrone is certainly not a Nazi band nor a political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity.



You know, I once took a test to decide which South Park character I would be, and I got Kyle. If you don't watch the show, then know that he is the Jewish kid...
RavenKing - 19.03.2011 at 16:00  
 
Written by Void Eater on 19.03.2011 at 03:14

Great, as usual. All of these newer Darkthrone albums are far superior to the overrated Transylvanian Hunger.


"Transylvanian Hunger" might be a bit overrated but it's a BM classic and belongs to a far superior league than the wannabe-Motorhead bullshit you praise so much.

P.S Newer Darkthrone still sucks
!J.O.O.E.! - 19.03.2011 at 21:40  
Rating: 9 A surprising favourite of 2010. It's amazing what one can appreciate when one pulls one's head out of one's arse. A testament to meat-and-two veg songwriting and bravado.
M C Vice - 22.12.2011 at 03:37  
Rating: 6 Which one does the singing on the title track?
The music's some good punk stuff, but the vocals on a lot of the album up to the same quality as the music.
Mdevil93 - 19.11.2012 at 03:46  
Rating: 8 I thought this was a great album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 16.12.2012 at 02:18  
Rating: 9 Still such a great album. Worth every bit of the 9 I gave it, even after the 20 or so months since I last commented. Fingers crossed the new one sounds like this (or even better). The first track is still a bit slow though I have to say. Never cared as much for that one as I did the rest. This is still the best of the newer-era Darkthrone. Best sound and songwriting; most ballsiest and punchy, as well as the catchiest and hook laden, followed by F.O.A.D, and then Dark Thrones and The Cult fighting for third position, probably with The Cult losing that contest. It's no wonder it took me until this album to fully appreciate what Darkthrone had become.

musicalkaratekid - 15.01.2014 at 21:57  
Rating: 7 As far as the latter Darkthrone era is concerned (and I mean The Cult is alive onwards since that album was for me that real start of the crustpunk/metal style the band would begin to work on), this is probably my second favourite album. It's simplistic but is straight to the point too, and pulls no punches in getting riffs out here, there and everywhere. The vocals for me are still pretty bad (though I know what both Fenriz and Culto are trying to achieve by doing so) because they don't fit with the style, but instrumentally it's pretty awesome if I'm honest. Personal highlights for me would be 'Stylized corpse' and the title track.

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