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Soulside Journey (Dig)
DarkThrone
Soulside Journey (Dig)
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal
 
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2003 reissue of the Scandinavian dark metal act's 1990 album features 11 tracks plus an exclusive multimedia enhanced interview with the band (Chapter 1), packaged in a digipak. Peaceville.

      
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All Artists: DarkThrone
Title: Soulside Journey (Dig)
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Peaceville UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 7/22/2003
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: World Music, Rock, Metal
Styles: Europe, Scandinavia, Death Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 801056702227

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2003 reissue of the Scandinavian dark metal act's 1990 album features 11 tracks plus an exclusive multimedia enhanced interview with the band (Chapter 1), packaged in a digipak. Peaceville.

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Classick metal!
Pig Avalanche | 11/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Quite frankly I think that this album stands as a pinnacle of creative songwriting among the early Scandinavian death and black metal bands, which is saying alot. There is so much going on in each song but you could never call it confusing, the tunes just grow organically as if you can see the band hashing em out at an all night jam session righ before your eyes. Darkthrone were all about making supremely atmospheric music that is above all memorable and full of character. I will say that Soulside Journey, Goatlord, to some extent BITNS are a bit of a clusterf*%k compositionally but that is part of their considerable charm. Soulside Journey is a classick of complex death metal."
A glimpse of what was to come
Andreas Faust | Tasmanian Autonomous Zone | 02/20/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The first time I heard Darkthrone's debut album I felt I was "soaring through damp air", over old crypts and dolmen-studded hillsides. There was something mystical at work that distinguished it from the vast majority of death metal at the time. In the days when 'black metal' referred to lyrical content rather than a musical 'sound', Darkthrone were one of the few death metal bands with a spiritual imprint to their music. Even the song titles were mysterious and evocative: 'Sunrise Over Locus Mortis', 'Iconoclasm Sweeps Cappadocia', 'The Watchtower'. If more death metal had been of this caliber, then it might not have stagnated into the robotic technical phenomenon it later became.

Not that there is any shortage of technical skill to be found on 'Soulside Journey', where Fenriz's drumming in particular changes pattern nearly every second bar. But technicality in itself means nothing without atmosphere or emotional intensity, and the atmospheres of 'Soulside Journey' are still enticing today. Haunting, impressionist lyrics and cold, autumnal guitar elevates this far above the herd of 90s death metal, and points the way to the revolutionary black metal of their next album 'A Blaze in the Northern Sky'."