YMMV / Gorgoroth

  • Base Breaker: Gaahl. Some fans consider him the embodiment of Evil Is Cool in regards to Black Metal and he is one of the best-known artists outside the scene. However, a lot of metalheads consider him to be a mediocre singer and fame whore who hogs the limelight at the expense of others in the Black Metal scene. His trying to take the band from Infernus with King ov Hell did little to endear him to fans as well.
  • Broken Base: The release of the 2011 re-recording of 'Under the Sign of Hell' has been polarized as well: Most fans despise the album due to removing the atmosphere of the original, while others feel it's decent.
  • Contested Sequel: Pretty much every album after Under the Sign of Hell is one.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Under the Sign of Hell and Antichrist, which are typically considered their best albums.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Gaahl, who is well-known even to non-Black Metal fans.
    • Grim (real name Erik Brødreskift) also has a surprising amount of popularity for being in the band for such a short time (likely due to Dead Artists Are Better) and also being the inspiration for the Hole in the Sky festival.
  • Epic Riff: "A World to Win" and the title track from Incipit Satan, "Sorg" from Antichrist, "Profetens Apenbaring" from Under the Sign of Hell, and "Of Ice and Movement" from Twilight of the Idols are standout examples.
  • Face of the Band: Infernus. Gaahl might also qualify amongst the general public.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Satan..."
  • Narm: There are some people who don't like Gorgoroth due to the heavy usage of Satanic imagery, especially how more obvious Infernus forces in that the band is singing about Satanism and the like (Incipit Satan and the later albums, anyone?).
  • Nightmare Fuel: Gaahl himself is just downright scary. Coming out of the closet didn't make him appear any less so.
    • The previous singer, Pest, could produce some downright frightening screams if he felt like it.
    • And going even further back than that, the band's initial vocalist, Hat, sounded positively inhuman in his parrot-esque screeching, made all the more eerie by the mystery surrounding the man, as his whereabouts following his departure are completely unknown.. Only contradictory rumours about what happened to him remain.
  • Signature Song: "Incipit Satan." "Profetens Apenbaring" is also a good candidate.
  • Replacement Scrappy: Gaahl could be considered this for replacing Pest as singer.
  • The Scrappy: King ov Hell is NOT well-liked by fans, especially after he and Gaahl tried to wrest the band from Infernus. To give you an example, look at Darkthrone's Circle the Wagons, and you'll see the catalog number "ANTI-KING OV HELL 001" in the album notes.