Abbath - Outstrider.
First impression is positive; I like it, but it's probably not going to be considered a classic going forward. Not really black metal, blackened traditional metal, perhaps?
Gotta agree with both of you. Clearly Abbath has realised he can’t ‘out-black’ Demonaz after NCG...and has instead focussed on a more traditional approach. Hats off to him.Got some nice riffs and solos from what I have heard in the two or three spins I've given it. Definitely heavy metal with a little black metal infused. Also has probably the gayest photo I have seen in some time in the middle of the booklet. With the evolution of his music I don't know why he doesn't ditch all the campiness and do Motorhead style photo shoots.