Darkthrone began in the late 80's as a thrash/death metal act & progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world & one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene, as well as inspiring a whole generation of metal bands. Soulside Journey was Darkthrone's debut studio album after signing with Peaceville Records, following their cult Cromlech demo. It was recorded in 1990 at Sunlight Studios in Sweden with Tomas Skogsberg, notable for his work with Entombed & many other acts over the years. Soulside Journey contained tracks of atmospheric & often technical & complex death metal, with influences ranging from acts such as Autopsy & Death. This was the band's only death metal album before turning to a more primitive black metal style, but is still rightly regarded as a masterpiece of the genre.