Genres: Heavy Metal, Punk, Speed Metal
Label: Peaceville Records
Yeah, yeah, I know, it’s kind of stupid. I’m reviewing a SONG. But hey, Darkthrone are my favorite band and have been for years, so get over it.
The new album, Circle the Wagons, won’t be out until April 5, and I have to ‘suffer’ with just this little teaser, released by Peaceville Records and obtained by joining their mailing list in an MP3 format. And after blasting it five times in a row I can certifiably say that “Eyes Burst at Dawn” FUCKING RULES.
People who don’t like Darkthrone’s ‘new’ not black metal sound, you’ll want to not get the new album. Real fans, who appreciate good music when they hear it, you’ll want this album.
And good news, it’s on vinyl and CD and digital release.
I want the wax.
So yeah, the song. Like I said on Darkthrone’s blog in response to the song’s release: “Sounds like NWOBHM with some American thrash and “old” Darkthrone slammed together, punched in the face, and force fed a lot of whiskey.”
10 out of 10.