"Under a funeral moon" LP by Darkthrone
‘Under a Funeral Moon’ is the third studio album by Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone. The album was first released in June 1993 and is considered an important milestone in the genre of extreme metal. It continues the dark and raw style that Darkthrone had established on their previous albums, and is often considered a highlight of their artistic output.
‘Under a Funeral Moon’ presents an eerie atmosphere characterised by cold, frantic guitar riffs, aggressive drum rhythms and harsh, distorted vocals. The album is known for its minimalist production, which at the time was a conscious departure from the increasingly elaborate production techniques. This approach added to the authenticity of the album and contributed to the development of the Norwegian black metal sound.
The ‘Under a Funeral Moon’ lyrics cover themes of misanthropy, darkness and the nihilistic perspective often found in black metal. The dark lyrics complement the musical aggression of the album and add to the overall mood.
Although ‘Under a Funeral Moon’ received mixed reviews upon its release, it is now considered a significant work in the genre of black metal. It showcases the band at the pinnacle of their creativity and is an important contribution to the development of Norwegian black metal sound.