Total Death

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Total Death
Studio album by Darkthrone
Released 15 January 1996
Recorded August and October 1995 at Ancient Specter Ruins
Genre Black metal
Length 35:47
Label Moonfog Productions
Producer Darkthrone
Darkthrone chronology
Total Death
Ravishing Grimness

Total Death is the sixth album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone. It was recorded in August and October 1995 at Ancient Specter Ruins and released in 1996.[1]

All of the album's lyrics were written either by members of other black metal bands or Nocturno Culto[1] (unlike the band's usual method on other Darkthrone albums in which Fenriz is the main lyricist).

The album was released on CD and LP by Moonfog Productions. The LP had different cover art. In March 2011, Total Death was reissued by Peaceville Records with an extra track and an extra CD of commentary by the band members.[1] The extra track was recorded around the same time as the album and appeared on a compilation for Moonfog Productions.[1]

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics by Nocturno Culto unless noted otherwise.

  1. "Earth's Last Picture" – 5:12 (lyrics by Garm)
  2. "Blackwinged" – 4:31
  3. "Gather for Attack on the Pearly Gates" – 4:53
  4. "Black Victory of Death" – 4:00 (lyrics by Ihsahn)
  5. "Majestic Desolate Eye" – 3:07
  6. "Blasphemer" – 4:01 (lyrics by Carl-Michael Eide)
  7. "Ravnajuv" – 4:20
  8. "The Serpents Harvest" – 5:43 (lyrics by Satyr)
  9. "God of Disturbance and Friction" (appears only on 2011 reissue)



  1. ^ a b c d Peaceville Records: Darkthrone - Total Death (reissue)