Dark Thrones & Black Flags
Released: Jan 2008
The Norwegian veterans' third album after making the shift from black metal -- their 13th album overall -- Dark Thrones and Black Flags may not pack the overwhelming punch of the band's vital early records, but at least they aren't Satanists singing about Aryan ideals anymore, so you don't have to feel guilty about digging them. Since 2006's The Cult Is Alive, Nocturno Culto and Fenriz started writing more songs about metal and fewer songs about enslaving the world. "Norway in September" brings back the old days both vocally and guitar-wise.