Sons of Northern Darkness

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Sons of Northern Darkness
Sons of Northern Darkness.jpg
Studio album by Immortal
Released February 4, 2002
Recorded September 2001
Genre Black metal,Thrash metal
Length 50:08
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Peter Tägtgren
Immortal chronology
Damned in Black
(2000)
Sons of Northern Darkness
(2002)
All Shall Fall
(2009)

Sons of Northern Darkness is the seventh album by the Norwegian black metal band Immortal. Musically, it continues the blackened thrash metal style heard on the two previous releases At the Heart of Winter and Damned in Black. This was the band's first release on Nuclear Blast Records and the last album to feature Iscariah on bass.

The album was released in multiple formats, including a standard CD, a limited edition four-panel digipak, a limited edition metal box, a "Deluxe Edition" digipak with bonus DVD, a picture disc, a gatefold double LP, and a quadruple 10" leather box. The limited edition metal box was only available via Nuclear Blast mailorder and was sold out before it was actually released.

The song "In My Kingdom Cold" references the H.P. Lovecraft story At the Mountains of Madness.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Demonaz; all music composed by Abbath and Horgh.

No. Title Length
1. "One by One" 5:00
2. "Sons of Northern Darkness" 4:47
3. "Tyrants" 6:18
4. "Demonium" 3:57
5. "Within the Dark Mind" 7:31
6. "In My Kingdom Cold" 7:17
7. "Antarctica" 7:12
8. "Beyond the North Waves" 8:06
Total length: 50:08

Bonus DVD[edit]

Recorded with a handy cam by Achim Köhler, May 2, 2003 during the Metal Gods Tour, live at B.B. King's in New York.

  1. "Wrath from Above"
  2. "Damned in Black"
  3. "One by One"
  4. "Tyrants (Part 1)"
  5. "Tyrants (Part 2)"
  6. "Solarfall"
  7. "Beyond the North Waves"

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Chronicles of Chaos 10/10[2]

AllMusic called it "arguably one of the best black metal releases ever put forth" and a "masterpiece".[1]

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[3] 58

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