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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Some have speculated that the band is actually a massive Stealth Parody of the black metal genre.
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  • Awesome Music: Basically, all of it. Even the band's "lesser" albums would still be highlights in most other bands' discographies. The most loved albums among fans tend to be At the Heart of Winter, Pure Holocaust, and Sons of Northern Darkness in roughly that order (some fans may swap the latter two). Listeners who enjoy the band's sound should not overlook the work of side project I, either.
  • Broken Base: The band reuniting, but Abbath not returning has been this for fans, especially considering Abbath is the Face of the Band. On the other hand, Demonaz was the primary songwriter/lyricist of the band, even after he stopped playing guitar, and Abbath hired King Ov Hell for his solo band, who's infamous for a similar trademark dispute within Gorgoroth. The differing accounts regarding what happened during the recording sessions for the band's ninth album prior to their second breakup haven't helped with this either.
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  • Ear Worm: A surprising number for a black metal band. At the Heart of Winter probably has the largest proportion of them.
  • Epic Riff: A lot of these too, though this isn't as surprising.
  • Face of the Band: Abbath... until his departure, anyway. Now it's Demonaz, who was almost as recognisable as Abbath already; a case could be made that they were co-Faces of the Band as it was.
  • Funny Moments: The video for "The Call of the Wintermoon", which is also responsible for black metal's reputation among some as a "silly genre taken too seriously".
  • Heartwarming Moments: Blizzard Beasts was dedicated to Horgh, as after several years of inability to secure a committed drummer (and their attempts to record drums themselves criticized), they finally found someone capable of playing and anything and anytime. Fifteen years later, he's still in the band.
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  • Narm/Narm Charm: Take your pick. Their album art, their lyrics ("These mountains which I heart"), their videos...
  • Memetic Mutation: The band itself.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks!: One of the reactions to their change to "blackened thrash" on At the Heart of Winter; surprisingly, the reaction to the change is far less extreme than what happened with other metal bands that changed their style. Some of the initial reactions to All Shall Fall also had this attitude to them.
  • Win Back the Crowd: Northern Chaos Gods seem to assure fans the band would be fine without Abbath and Demonaz can hold well taking up vocal duties. The album is also considered to be a return to the pure black metal sound that was displayed on their 1993 classic Pure Holocaust.
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