|Studio album by Thorns|
|Genre||Black metal, industrial metal|
|Producer||Snorre W. Ruch, Satyr|
|Chronicles of Chaos||9/10|
Thorns is the debut studio album by Norwegian black metal band Thorns. It was released in 2001, through Moonfog Productions.
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All music composed by Snorre Ruch.
|2.||"World Playground Deceit"||Satyr||7:07|
|4.||"Stellar Master Elite"||Ruch||3:52|
|5.||"Underneath the Universe 1" (instrumental)||7:47|
|6.||"Underneath the Universe 2"||Aldrahn||7:29|
|7.||"Interface to God"||Ruch||4:35|
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