Hell, Carpenter is as metal as it gets, both as pertaining to soundtracks and cinematography. I recall reading an interview of his with a statement amounting to "I don't know much about music - I just press the buttons", which pretty much sounds like a punkish manifesto for the early Norwegian BM scene.
Not to mention that The Thing
's merger of heroic manliness with isolationist bleakness was indeed one of a kind in its delivery.
Another idea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xfj5ZF-ECII
Is it me, or does this sound like the intro from "The Celtic Winter" merged with one of the first three songs from "Hlidskjalf"?