'Between Two Worlds' sounds like a fusion of Bathory (composition style/lyrical themes), Immortal (huge riffs) and Iron Maiden (razor-sharp guitar solos). A true Norwegian black-metal supergroup, I features Abbath (best known as frontman of the mighty Immortal), Ice Dale (best known as guitarist of Enslaved), TC King (former bassist with Gorgoroth, but also founder of the bands Ov Hell, God Seed, Jotunspor and SAHG) and Armagedda (drummer of Immortal and Demonaz).
The album has an epic sound with lyrical themes to match. Abbath's vocals sound like Lemmy gargling blood while being dragged naked through a field of broken glass. That's a good thing. The guitar work is breathtaking in its ferocity, with solos that most other bands will listen to and think, 'How the hell did he do that?' From the opening moments, when Abbath roars, "I ride a wind of no return," the album doesn't let up. There's no self-indulgence here, just monumental songwriting and musicianship.
If you're a metal fan and don't have this album, you should remedy that situation. This deserves a place in every metallist's collection.