"Astral Fortress" is itself a swift follow-up to 2021’s "Eternal Hails" opus, as a result of Darkthrone’s consistent and ongoing writing process, which has been in force for some years now. For Darkthrone does not sleep - it only waits.
Carried on the brisk wind of eager rock, with foundations in black, thrash, doom and heavy metal, "Astral Fortress" is the latest album of stellar, eclectic old metal in the Darkthrone odyssey.
With a seemingly endless dungeon full of heavy metal influences channelled through Darkthrone’s dynamic riff-machine, plus also with many increasing inspirations taken from their own past catalogue, Darkthrone has truly become its own beast within the metal world. Even though sprinkled with atmospheric touches such as synthesizers and mellotron on "Astral Fortress" to great effect, the Darkthrone sound remains stripped down to the core; always primitive and organic.
"Astral Fortress" was recorded at Chaka Khan Studios in Oslo, the same location used for the "Eternal Hails" album, with Ole Øvstedal and Silje Høgevold.
About this product: The LP is pressed on black vinyl.
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