Darkthrone – F.O.A.D. (2007)

Later Darkthrone is like a fine wine to me. I wasn’t initially into stuff that went past The Cult Is Alive, but it has started to grow on me like moss on an old tombstone. There is something of a simple pleasure to F.O.A.D.’s analogue warmth. That of course, and that it’s an absolute riff machine, marrying black metal and crust punk with old school heavy metal stylings – a glorious combination, give or take a few dodgy King Diamond impressions.