Darkthrone – Goatlord (1996)

As I said in the review of the vocal-less Goatlord, the music of this release fascinates me. However, the vocals added later, in an attempt to make Goatlord into a complete album – well, these things are pretty fucking bad. I appreciate the desire to complete the demos that they started many years prior, but there is a whole farmyard worth of different vocal noises here, from the kvlt down to the absolute bizarre. Not all of it works for Darkthrone, and to be honest, it kinda ruins this entire album. I was really glad when I finally got to hear the original tracks without the vocals.