16 Years Ago: IMMORTAL release Sons of Northern Darkness

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16 Years Ago: IMMORTAL release Sons of Northern Darkness

It has a very triumphant and victorious feel to it. There're a lot of atmospheric parts on this album that we felt they haven't been used very much in the past, for example song 'Beyond the North Waves' has those new elements. We are total metal fans we listen to all kinds of metal... almost, except power metal and that's why there's something for everyone on this album, I think.
- Iscariah / Immortal interview, Metal Bite, 2002

IMMORTAL released Sons of Northern Darkness, their seventh album, on this day in 2002.

When we wrote the album we didn't have any clue as to what we should do because we didn't sit down and say what's popular in music scene, what sells or whatever, we just started writing music from our hearts. We just made music the way we feel it, it's not planned or anything like that. As far as not being black metal, the reason for this is that we don't listen to black metal only so our musical inspirations varies. We still listen to a lot of music from 80s, thrash, metal but our roots are still in black metal.
- Iscariah / Immortal interview, Metal Bite, 2002

We have more heavy stuff, more old school metal, more like 80s influence on this album as well. But we never plan; we just follow our feeling when we make songs. I don't find the words. I never find the words. That's a reason I hate to do interviews.
- Abbath / Immortal interview, Maelstrom, 2002

At the heart of winter,
Where the blizzard beasts dwell,
The Sons of Northern Darkness gather for attack