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Transilvanian Hunger

1 Jan. 1994 | Format: MP3

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2:28
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4:59
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5:02
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Product details

  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 1994
  • Label: Peaceville Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2003 Peaceville Records
  • Total Length: 38:57
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00B0TMO2C
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 57,182 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "black_metal" on 18 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Let me get one thing straight before i go into further details on this masterpiece. Transilvanian Hunger is the bleakest, rawest, most atmospheric black metal album you will ever find or even hear. I do not believe that there is another album on the face of this planet that can match the overall quality and atmosphere this album produces as soon as the play button is pressed. This is the most genuine, evil, cold true black metal album ever made and if you dont believe that statement then you obviously havent listened to the classic transilvanian hunger.
Originally released in 1994, the album is still as imortant today by norwegian black metal standards, as it was 11 years ago. The sound here is probably as consistently raw and unpolished as the band has ever sounded, though ironically the unique underground recording is mixed more efficiently than the band's prior two black metal offerings, a blaze in the northern sky and under a funeral moon. (as crossing the triangle of flames was an ep and soulside journey being more so along the lines of death metal) This album has it all, the cutting edge chainsaw guitar riffs, the humming basslines, the shrill dying screams of agony, and the blastbeat drumming of the one and only Gylve Nagell Fenriz himself.
Transilvanian Hunger is Darkthrone's fourth opus, this album even faster and malicious than its predecessors. TH's lyrics written by both fenriz and varg vikernes (burzum) show high amounts of talent in both songwriting and creativity.
Transilvanian Hunger changed black metal forever, so if you are yet to listen to this masterpiece, the do so quick, for the apocalypse is nigh.
Transilvanian Hunger - TRUE NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Samuel Hunt on 14 Mar. 2007
Format: Audio CD
A word to sum this album up: hypnotic.

The first thing you'll think of when the opening title track plays is the "awful" production quality of the album. It literally sounds like an answering machine message.

Barely audible drums, yet their underlying presence pulses under the music, constantly throbbing to add to the hypnosis. Rarely does Fenriz make use of fills. But without the repitiveness of it all, we wouldn't have the hypnotic effect.

The riffs used are as melodic as they are cold, where melody isn't entirely characteristic for Darkthrone. Without these riffs, the album wouldn't be the same. If you close your eyes, the setting of a midnight, winter mountaintop setting seems akin to the music.

The vocals on this album have been described as Nocturno Culto's best. This wouldn't be too wrong. Nocturno displays an expert, exhaling yet tortured rasp, and when screamed at certain parts in songs sounds one of the most expertly chilling and tortured black metal rasps to have been put forth.

If the never-again-matched production quality hadn't have been the way it is, what would Transilvanian Hunger be? It certainly wouldn't have been as hypnotic, and as cold at is.

There is no doubt that this is a landmark in black metal. There is no doubt that you most definetly should own it. Otherwise, a big piece will be missing in your black metal collection.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "anunholyvoid" on 28 Jan. 2005
Format: Audio CD
Surely "Transilvanian Hunger" has to be hailed as the most influential and definatative Black Metal album of all time.
On listening to this album for the first time you'll notice how horrendous the production and sound quality is, but once you've finished listening you won't care in the slightest. It's raw, it's powerful, it's simple, it's Darkthrone.
This album surely proves that you don't have to be overblown, complex and intricate to be excellent. This is simplicity at it's ultimate best.
By far and away the self-titled track is the best on the entire album, but the following 7 don't come far behind. This is a must have for ALL Black Metal fans and anyone wishing to get into the Black Metal scene.
5 Stars all round!!!
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