Author(s): Ross Hagen; Fabian Holt (Series edited by)
Darkthrone's A Blaze in the Northern Sky (1992) is one of the most beloved black metal albums and a keystone of the musical and aesthetic vision of the notorious Norwegian black metal scene. Its mysterious artwork and raw sound continue to captivate and inspire black metal fans and musicians worldwide. This book explores the album in the context of musical geography, examining how black metal music has come to conjure images of untamed Nordic wildernesses in the global imagination. In doing so, it analyzes aspects of musical style and production that created the distinctly grim sound of Darkthrone and Norwegian black metal.