Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance


7.7 | 212 votes |
Release date: 25 February 2013
Style: Black metal, Crust punk , Heavy metal

Owners:

151 have it
29 want it


01. Dead Early
02. Valkyrie
03. Lesser Men
04. The Ones You Left Behind
05. Come Warfare, The Entire Doom
06. Leave No Cross Unturned

Line-up
Ted "Nocturno Culto" "Kveldulv" Skjellum - guitars, vocals, bass
Leif Gylve "Fenriz" Nagell - drums, vocals, bass

Staff review by
wormdrink414
Rating:
8.3
Sometimes articulating what it is you love about a band's music can, to an extent, damage the magic the music in question has on you. Sometimes. So, as a Darkthrone fanboy, it feels like I should approach all this delicately.

Cos Darkthrone's the fucking tits. All hail Darkthrone \ m /

Their previous four full lengths seem to have, in general, successfully split their fanbase in two. On one side you've got the fans of their old kvlt stuff exclusively, the "the fuck is this wannabe 80s punk shit" people, and on the other you have the "if you don't like this, you don't like real metal, so FOAD" types. I lean toward the latter side. Their newer stuff teems and sloshes with the kind of inebriated energy I love most from heavy music. Their older stuff? Some of it kinda did, some of it didn't at all.

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published 03.03.2013 | Comments (25)

For the first time in three years everyone's favorite demonic duo are back with another platter of new wave of blackened crust punk fun. Leave the detraction to lesser men, leave no cross unturned and no beer unopened.

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21.01.2012 - 18:24
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Can't wait to read *another* wave of "their latest stuff sucks so much* comments.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.01.2012 - 19:36
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan
Just here because it'll happen someday, or has an album been announced?
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21.01.2012 - 22:02
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Yeah, the 1-2 take approach and owning their own studio enables them to crank it when they get together.
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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22.01.2012 - 21:51
Vombatus
Potorro
I have a feeling that 2012 is gonna be an epic year for new releases.... for this one, the only thing I ask is riff, upon riff, upon rifffffff !

They won't disappoint, for sure.
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03.02.2012 - 05:37
Rating: 8
Verdun_sc
I dont care what anyone says, I love pretty much everything Darkthrone have done. This promises to be as good as usual.
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04.02.2012 - 00:51
RavenKing
Written by Vombatus on 22.01.2012 at 21:51

They won't disappoint, for sure.


Oh, I'm quite sure they won't disappoint me...
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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27.07.2012 - 04:56
Rating: 8
wormdrink414
THE UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE. Sounds Frenchy and badass.
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27.07.2012 - 05:00
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Regardless of their style, I'm positive this is not going to be bad. Pure black, crust punk, doom, whatever.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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27.07.2012 - 06:23
Rating: 7
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by wormdrink414 on 27.07.2012 at 04:56

THE UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE. Sounds Frenchy and badass.

Limited to 666 digipak, now with kvlt baguette!
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forever bummed out
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16.01.2013 - 00:39
Vombatus
Potorro
Awesomeness Incarnate:

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18.01.2013 - 10:16
psykometal
A staff guy...
^^^Reminds me of a more black metal King Diamond. I dig it quite a bit and look forward the album's release...
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18.01.2013 - 11:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by psykometal on 18.01.2013 at 10:16

^^^Reminds me of a more black metal King Diamond. I dig it quite a bit and look forward the album's release...



why keep people saying it reminds them of Kind Diamond when it sounds way more like a mix of Exciter and Agent Steel, especially the John Cyriis like vocals and halfway it goes into total Celtic Frost territory
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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18.01.2013 - 20:51
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.01.2013 at 11:52

why keep people saying it reminds them of Kind Diamond when it sounds way more like a mix of Exciter and Agent Steel, especially the John Cyriis like vocals and halfway it goes into total Celtic Frost territory

Maybe cuz those of us saying King Diamond are not as familiar with those aforementioned bands as you?
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18.01.2013 - 20:52
psykometal
A staff guy...
I wonder if we should tell Jooe his list is outdated...
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18.01.2013 - 21:19
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by psykometal on 18.01.2013 at 20:52

I wonder if we should tell Jooe his list is outdated...

I've been aware for a while that a ton of stuff on that list is obsolete. I can't be arsed to edit it though. Might just delete it.
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19.01.2013 - 01:41
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by psykometal on 18.01.2013 at 20:51

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.01.2013 at 11:52

why keep people saying it reminds them of Kind Diamond when it sounds way more like a mix of Exciter and Agent Steel, especially the John Cyriis like vocals and halfway it goes into total Celtic Frost territory

Maybe cuz those of us saying King Diamond are not as familiar with those aforementioned bands as you?


and given Darkthrone's penchant for more obsucre heavy metal and speed metal and referecing that in their music it is also way more logical to have Agent Steel and Exciter shine through than KD ;-)
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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19.01.2013 - 01:50
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 19.01.2013 at 01:41

and given Darkthrone's penchant for more obsucre heavy metal and speed metal and referecing that in their music it is also way more logical to have Agent Steel and Exciter shine through than KD ;-)

Fair enough, you would know better about the older metal than I do. Plus I never got that big into Darkthrone but since I have recently acquired a slight taste for crust punk and knowing that Darkthrone shifted to crustpunk some albums back and now hearing this new (and rather interesting) shift I am thinking I need to go back and give Darkthrone another listen.

I have all their albums up to The Cult Is Alive but since I never acquired much of a taste for them or crust punk I never bothered to check out anything past TCIA... *shrug*
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19.01.2013 - 02:36
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by psykometal on 19.01.2013 at 01:50
I have all their albums up to The Cult Is Alive but since I never acquired much of a taste for them or crust punk I never bothered to check out anything past TCIA... *shrug*


If you liked this then check out the ones after TCIA.... They didn't really continue with crust punka fter that one.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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19.01.2013 - 08:09
scapeplan
Mouthcrab
"Leave No Cross Unturned" sounds awesome and terrible at the same time, although I'm leaning towards awesome.
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"Without judgement, perception would increase a million times."~Chuck Schuldiner

Less coherent than Anal Cunt.

Eric Brecht once liked my Facebook comment. Therefore, by the translative property, Chuck Schuldiner like my comment.
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23.01.2013 - 12:04
Rating: 3
DeathMetalKnight
Yeah, I'm not fan of new Darkthrone, but hey, let's just listen to old Darkthrone and that's it. Who cares if they suck now...
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23.01.2013 - 13:41
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by DeathMetalKnight on 23.01.2013 at 12:04

Yeah, I'm not fan of new Darkthrone, but hey, let's just listen to old Darkthrone and that's it. Who cares if they suck now...


It would be so awesome if more people were like you. xD To hear the same whiny comments was fun the first or two times they released an album of this style but now it's getting old.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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02.02.2013 - 20:28
Vombatus
Potorro
http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/14867-leave-no-cross-unturned/

Full version of the song. I approve. Just what one expected, two nice songs smashed together.
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03.02.2013 - 15:01
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Not quite sure why that song is 14 minutes long. There's nowhere near enough going on there to warrant it. Quite uninteresting.
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03.02.2013 - 15:30
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
The riff at the end
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04.02.2013 - 22:30
Rating: 9
squidrick420
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.01.2012 at 18:24

Can't wait to read *another* wave of "their latest stuff sucks so much* comments.


They suck because they aren't kvlt!!! Jk, I actually love all their new stuff, but it helps that I am already a fan of crust punk to begin with. But yeah I am looking forward to more people bitching about how they aren't full on black metal anymore, it just shows who appreciates the music versus those who listen to old Darkthrone to gain some kind of status or whatever it is they are trying to do.
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18.02.2013 - 14:26
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
This seems ok on first play through. Not as good as I was hoping but not as bad as I was expecting based on the song they released. Could be a grower.
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18.02.2013 - 19:49
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Valkyrie is a really good song. This release may be as enjoyable as their previous one was.
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23.02.2013 - 12:49
ANGEL REAPER
This album...wait for it....fuckin kills!
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"Cross is only an iron,hope is just an illusion,freedom is nothing but a name..."
"Build your walls of the dead stone...Build your roofs of a dead wood..Build your dreams of a dead thoughts"
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26.02.2013 - 09:58
Rating: 8
wormdrink414
Leave No Cross Unturned ended up being the highlight for me. Love that song. Rest of the album is all really good, none of it hits me as hard as that track and their previous four full lengths do though.
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26.02.2013 - 22:12
Rating: 3
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Pretty much what I expected.
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IF THE MILK IS SOUR...I AINT THE KINDA PUSSY TO DRINK IT
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