YMMV / Darkthrone

  • Archive Panic: Holy shit. Sixteen albums and four demos. Be glad they only did three EPs and a few singles; the compilations are usually ignored by the fanbase as they are just mandated by other labels.
  • Awesome Music: Have their own page.
  • Broken Base:
    • Is the band's incorporation of crust punk and traditional heavy metal influence since re-signing to Peaceville a welcome rejuvenation to a band whose sound had been stagnating, or is it an insult to the legacy of a once great band? For that matter, there are some fans who consider this material to be superior to anything the band had done previously.
    • There are also a handful of fans who prefer the band's Technical Death Metal sound on Soulside Journey and the instrumental Goatlord to any of the band's black metal works.
    • As mentioned below, the band's second stint on Peaceville certainly qualifies.
    • Ravishing Grimness and especially Plaguewielder. The songs on these releases are way longer than the songs on most other Darkthrone releases from the surrounding time period, and the songs are a bit more technical as well. Opinions remain divided about whether these changes were for the best.
    • Goatlord. Opinions are divided about whether it's better with or without the vocals (which are... unconventional, to say the least).
  • Epic Riff: A lot of them; in particular, probably every single riff on the Transilvanian Hunger album, though the title track takes the cake. Every fan of black metal will probably be able to recognise it within a second.
  • Harsher in Hindsight: Fenriz disavowing political stances becomes a lot more harsher considering in 2016, a a local township would swore him into their town council. Forcefully. Although it should be noted he put himself on the list and didn't expect to be elected anyway.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: In Until the Light Takes Us, Fenriz snarks in an interview about black metal bands incorporating other genres and thinking it's to be cool. Years later, a little project from France would jump-start a genre called "blackgaze" and then even afterwards, a band from San Francisco would popularize it too, for good and for bad.
  • Never Live It Down: The infamous "Norsk Arisk Black Metal" phrase on the first pressing of Transilvanian Hunger, along with the "Jewish behavior" statement, even after Fenriz showed regret for it.
    • Fenriz being sworn into political office,considering his distance to politics.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • Some fans' reactions to the punk-influenced sound of more recent albums.
    • Fenriz's and Nocturno's reactions to most rock and metal music that has come out after the early 90s. ("It went plastic in '94")
  • What Do You Mean, It's Not Political?: After the Transilvanian Hunger controversy led to accusations of Nazism, the band's Panzerfaust album included the statement "Darkthrone is certainly not a Nazi band nor a political band, those of you who still might think so, you can lick Mother Mary's asshole in eternity." So yeah.