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istaros
September 6th 2008



310 Comments


it wasn't meant to be taken literally, hawks :p

Hawks
September 6th 2008



33838 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Oh lol. Well it doesn't matter. Both albums are awesome.

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istaros
September 6th 2008



310 Comments


very true.

Wizard
September 6th 2008



19198 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

istaros,
Very true to your 'ItNE being very consistent' comment on the page before this. I think thats why I like this album better.

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masscows
September 10th 2008



2236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I revoke my statements about ITNE, it's very good

Motiv3
July 9th 2009



8830 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh lol. Well it doesn't matter. Both albums are awesome.

yup ^^

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BallsToTheWall
August 14th 2009



44164 Comments


Havent put this on in forever.

R6Rider
September 9th 2009



4396 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

think I'm gonna make this my first Emperor album

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keysofanxiety
October 13th 2009



143 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I don't mind this album but the production is a little too convoluted for my liking- plus it was written after ITNE, so I was hoping it would be a little better. Furthermore, the keyboard sounds (especially the 'orchestral score') can only be compared to a MIDI soundtrack. Extremely disappointing.

I believe a lot of the atmosphere from ITNE came from the unnatural sounding choirs, the strings- the timbre of all the keyboard work in that album just seemed to have the right balance of believability and surrealism.

But frankly when I listen to this albums keyboard work, especially when they try to put in the 'brass' instruments, it sounds like the soundtrack for an Atari game or something. . . Or maybe I'm thinking of Borgir's "Sorgens Kammer" ;)

Either way, there was a LOT I liked about this album, but similarly, a lot that I simply couldn't forgive. I'm hoping it will grow on me a little; but for now, it's going to be rated at 3.5.

quaazi
October 13th 2009



200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Don't be a dick and just 5 the damn thing.

quaazi
October 13th 2009



200 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Or 4.5. Whatever.

oalston
November 19th 2009



91 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great album, but it can't contend with In The Nightside Eclipse.

jk2two
January 26th 2010



105 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This sucker is deep and complex - a new listen every time - however - am I the only one who wishes they would go back and remix it so you could actually hear the vocals? they are so back mixed it is ridiculous - it has always bothered me and will always bump this sucker way below Nightside, regardless of the writing on it.

Nightside definitely has more "hooks" on it... this album sounds a bit "washed out" at times...

Meatplow
March 21st 2010



5524 Comments


I found this highly enjoyable.

InfinitasInhumanitas
March 22nd 2010



4 Comments


So do I get this album or In the Nightside Eclipse?

Meatplow
March 23rd 2010



5524 Comments


I would say get this, the other is more popular though.

Hawks
March 23rd 2010



33838 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Both are pretty essential if you're just getting into black metal. In the Nightside Eclipse is better though.

shindip
March 25th 2010



3536 Comments


my first emperor album and my face is succesfully destroyed

Meatplow
March 26th 2010



5524 Comments


I'm liking this the more I listen to it.

FadeToBlack
June 1st 2010



10913 Comments


gonna throw this badboy on later to melt my face



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