Jam Darkthrone’s New Track “Duke of Gloat”
The title “Duke of Gloat,” Darkthrone’s latest single, conjures images of a smug neckbeard sitting behind a keyboard, fiendishly laughing as he (definitely a he) hits enter on the latest trollish comment put forth into the metalsphere. I don’t have a lyric sheet for the track so I can’t say what Nocturno Culto is in fact screaming about, but the song’s mix of icy black metal riffing and a traditional heavy metal sense of melody — the band’s patented, self-described “black old heavy metal” direction of late — provides the perfect base for whatever you want it to be, really. And, given Fenriz’s well-documented sense of humor, would we be surprised if Darkthrone dedicated a song to internet keyboard warriors? Use your imagination for now while you headbang, then let’s all worry about the lyrical content later, mmkay?