Thorns (Thorns album)

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Thorns
Thorns album cover.jpg
Studio album by
Released2001
Recorded1998–2000
GenreBlack metal, industrial metal
Length48:02
LabelMoonfog
ProducerSnorre W. Ruch, Satyr
Thorns chronology
Thorns vs. Emperor
(1999)
Thorns
(2001)
Stigma Diabolicum
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Chronicles of Chaos9/10[2]

Thorns is the debut studio album by Norwegian black metal band Thorns. It was released in 2001, through Moonfog Productions.

The album features guest appearances from Satyr (of Satyricon), Aldrahn (of Dødheimsgard) and Hellhammer (of Mayhem). Stylistically, Thorns is quite different from both Trøndertun and the first Thorns demo, Grymyrk. While it retains the eerie riff structures of those early releases, it displays a strong industrial influence, particularly on tracks like "Shifting Channels" and "Underneath the Universe, Part 1".

Samples[edit]

The samples "Jesus, what a mindjob" and "So you're here to save the world" in the song "Existence" are taken from the 1999 film The Matrix.

Track listing[edit]

All music is composed by Snorre Ruch.

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Existence"Ruch4:11
2."World Playground Deceit"Satyr7:07
3."Shifting Channels"Aldrahn6:16
4."Stellar Master Elite"Ruch3:52
5."Underneath the Universe 1" (instrumental) 7:47
6."Underneath the Universe 2"Aldrahn7:29
7."Interface to God"Ruch4:35
8."Vortex"Ruch6:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Aldrahn (Bjørn Dencker) – vocals (tracks 1, 3, 6)
  • Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) – vocals, production, mixing, mastering (tracks 2, 4, 6, 7)
  • Snorre W. Ruch – guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, programming, vocals on the song "Vortex", production, mixing, mastering
  • Hellhammer (Jan Axel Blomberg) – drums
Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Thorns – Thorns : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  2. ^ Flaaten, Chris (13 May 2001). "CoC : Thorns – Thorns : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 16 September 2012.

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