YMMV: Darkthrone

  • Archive Panic: Holy shit. Sixteen albums and four demos. Be glad they only did one EP and a few singles, the complications are usually ignored by the fanbase as they are just mandate by other labels.
  • Awesome Music: As one might expect from the band's long career, there is a pretty large amount of this. Soulside Journey, A Blaze in the Northern Sky, Under a Funeral Moon, Transilvanian Hunger and The Underground Resistance stand out as particularly strong releases.
  • Base Breaker:
    • 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).
  • 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.
  • Magnum Opus: Generally considered to be either A Blaze in the Northern Sky or Transilvanian Hunger, though, as mentioned above, opinions can vary.
    • Magnum Opus Dissonance: Of the classic albums, the band considers Under a Funeral Moon to be the beginning of the pure black metal sound they became known for and the basis of all subsequent albums (at least before The Cult is Alive).
  • 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.