Soulside Journey

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Soulside Journey
Studio album by Darkthrone
Released January 1991 (1991-01)
Recorded September 1990
Sunlight Studio, Stockholm
Genre Death metal, technical death metal[1]
Length 41:44
Label Peaceville
Producer Tomas Skogsberg, Darkthrone
Darkthrone chronology
Soulside Journey
(1991)
A Blaze in the Northern Sky
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]

Soulside Journey is the first studio album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone. It was released in January 1991 through Peaceville Records. It is notable as the band's only death metal album, before they became an integral part of the Norwegian black metal scene.[3]

Background[edit]

The band's drummer, Fenriz, used the nickname "Hank Amarillo", being that they had finally made it "big" and released an album, stated as his only real goal in life,[4] and due to their negativity toward the then-crop of death metal bands. Fenriz thought it would be appropriate to mockingly choose a "big American-style name".[4] Later pressings of the albums show all of the band's pseudonyms rather than their real names.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Cromlech"   4:11
2. "Sunrise over Locus Mortis"   3:31
3. "Soulside Journey"   4:36
4. "Accumulation of Generalization"   3:17
5. "Neptune Towers"   3:15
6. "Sempiternal Sepulchrality"   3:32
7. "Grave with a View"   3:27
8. "Iconoclasm Sweeps Cappadocia"   4:00
9. "Nor the Silent Whispers"   3:18
10. "The Watchtower"   4:58
11. "Eon"   3:39
Total length:
41:44

Re-issue[edit]

The album was remastered and reissued by Peaceville in 2003, as well as being repackaged in a cardboard digipak. The first chapter of a four-part video interview, spanning the first four albums, between Fenriz and Nocturno Culto was also included as bonus material.

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Darkthrone". Allmusic. Retrieved 2013-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Soulside Journey – Darkthrone : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Darkthrone – Music Biography, Credits and Discography : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Darkthrone Interview @ tartareandesire.com". tartareandesire.com. September 2004. Retrieved 12 September 2012.