I don't really dig their new music, but I still respect the hell out of Darkthrone, both for their earlier work and their being productive members of society. I'm currently embarking on the heavy metal teacher path in life myself, so Culto is a bit of an inspiration. Also, Fenriz' online presence has introduced me to some cool music over the years, like Siekiera
, Savage Grace
, and Griffin
Doug Cerrito is apparently an engineer.
This might sound silly, but that career path almost seems like a forgone conclusion when you listen to songs he wrote like the title track off of Breeding the Spawn
and such. The man wrote music that felt more like it came from an architect than from a songwriter, which is probably why early Suffocation has been a favorite of mine for nearly a decade. Has anyone here ever actually manged to listen to his post Suffo stuff with Day of Doom
? Apparently it's mostly instrumental death metal with really long song running times, but I've never actually been able to find anything to listen to, even low quality mp3's or stuff on eBay. I really liked his stuff with Welt and the Hate Eternal songs he wrote, so this is kind of like the death metal holy grail for me.