Darkthrone began life in the late-80's as a thrash/death metal act and progressed through technical death/doom metal experimentation to become legends of the black metal world and one of the original leading bands of the Norwegian scene. 1994's Transilvanian Hunger features primitive guitar riffs over monotonous drum beats creating a feel of hypnotic starkness with its blend of Von, Burzum and Bathory. The album has become representative of the definitive 90's Norwegian black metal sound and style, often copied but never bettered over the past two decades. It was recorded by Fenriz at Necrohell Studio, and was the first release where the band became a duo, following the departure of guitarist Zephyrous. Picture disc vinyl pressing with special cut-out sleeve featuring cover artwork from the original inlay painting, plus the traditional cover image on the reverse side.