Monday, April 21, 2008

Emperor-In the Nightside Eclipse (Remastered) (1994)

Absolutely legendary debut full-length from Emperor. This release almost single-handedly wrote the book on symphonic/epic black metal, and it is held in such high esteem for a reason: this is simply an all-around amazing black metal release. Full of chaotic, tremolo-picked, furious riffs, juxtaposed over beautiful, flowing, epic synth melodies, coupled with Ihsahn's characteristic screech and the solid and skilled drumming of Faust, this album has it all. If you don't have it, hang your head in shame, and then get it! Necessary! Candlelight Records. 

1. Intro/Into the Infinity of Thoughts  9:06
2. The Burning Shadows of Silence  5:36
3. Cosmic Keys to my Creations & Times  6:06
4. Beyond the Great Vast Forest  6:01
5. Towards the Pantheon  5:57
6. The Majesty of the Nightsky  4:54
7. I Am the Black Wizards  6:01
8. Inno A Satana  4:48
9. A Fine Day to Die (Bathory cover-bonus)  8:29
10. Gypsy (Mercyful Fate cover-bonus)  2:56

Total Running:  59:49


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