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Release date: 27 February 2006
Style: Black metal, Crust punk


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01. The Cult Of Goliath
02. Too Old, Too Cold
03. Atomic Coming
04. Graveyard Slut
05. Underdogs And Overlords
06. Whisky Funeral
07. De Underjordiske (Ælia Capitolina)
08. Tyster På Gud
09. Shut Up
10. Forebyggende Krig

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Ted Skjellum - vocals, guitars, bass
Leif Gylve Nagell - drums, guitars, vocals

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Available on CD, special-edition CD featuring the band's first- ever promo video (for "Too Old, Too Cold") with a poster and on limited-edition shark grey vinyl. Vocals on "Graveyard Slut" are done by Fenriz, Nocturno Culto does most of the rest of the vocals.

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Two years only after the release of "Sardonic Wrath", Darkthrone is back with its new awaited release, "The Cult Is Alive". And this time, the band is doing a big turnover with a radical change of its musical orientation. Now, we cannot only talk about Black Metal, because now, Darkrthone plays something a lot more original (and tricky too), a mix of Thrash, Punk and Black Metal. Some of you will hate itů some others (like me) will love it. Be ready for the Black/Thrash attack !!!

published 16.04.2006 | Comments (1)

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musicalkaratekid - 13.05.2013 at 20:56  
Rating: 7 A clear change in style which largely welcomes the gritty nature of Crust Punk, incorporated into Darkthrone's already raw BM approach. It's far from the band's best album, but in terms of their Crust Punk influence era (This and the next few albums I believe) this is definitely their best for me. Opener 'The cult of Goliath' is monumental and 'De Underjordiske' seems to have a slightly more BM-oriented sound than usual, but there are a few songs which prove to be boring and simply follow the same structure-But then I suppose that's typical of this particular genre.

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