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IX Equilibrium

1 Jan. 2002 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Release Date: 1 Jan. 2002
  • Label: Candlelight Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2002 Candlelight
  • Total Length: 54:09
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  • ASIN: B001U3HPO0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,439 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 1 Jan. 2001
Format: Audio CD
IX Equilibrium doesn't mess about, it kicks in straight away with "Curse You all men" - a magnificent track complete with the ridiculous tempos and intricacies combined with chilling keyboard arrangements we have come to expect from this brilliant band. The Album continues nicely in the same vein, the highlights being "Curse you all men", "an elegy of icaros" and "Sworn". This is a good album but at some points leaves a little to be desired, not quite measuring up to "anthems to the welkin at dusk". Occasionally, the tracks seem to run into each other, or drag on, but this is still an excellent album, and a must for any emperor/black metal fan - "Curse you all men" and "An elegy of icaros" are essential listening.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Mar. 2002
Format: Audio CD
The first Emperor album I had the pleasure to listen to was, sadly, their final offering: Prometheus..., IX Equlibrium is the second. Prometheus... cannot be beaten and 9E has only some of the outstanding grandeur that makes Prometheus the obvious favourite but is still an undeniable masterpiece in its own right.
It would not be fair to review 9E whilst under the impressive shadow of Prometheus, as they are both progressions towards a perfection that is honed and terrifying in its execution. 9E is a fantastic sonic assault with waves of angelic sound, kind of like listening to a symphony in the middle of a machine gun cross-fire. Curse you all men employs both the energetic riffs and screams of any decent Slayer offering together with the deft time changes and musical ear of Mozart or Beethoven - no, really. It's like a force that cannot be reckoned with. Until you hear Decrystallising Reason, which is a slower but no less merciful beast. The final section is awe-inspiring and quite breathtaking. The Flight of Icaros is equally as melodic and expertly tight. It is like listening to the secrets of the universe, like finding out the meaning of life, in a word - unbelievable.
The Source of Icon E and Sworn are not favourites of mine but nevertheless, they kick some rather impressive ass. We get back to the real meat of Emperor's reign on the title track and the unstoppable, Iron Maiden-esque rumbling of Warriors of Modern Death. It is an experience like existing in a fantasy world akin to Tolkien's Middle Earth, only real and scary. Of Subsequent Seers etc finishes the precedings off nicely, in true epic style.
Nobody expected them to better such an effort, but they did anyway. It almost felt like they were showing off when they unleashed Prometheus.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DAIBH ROTHACH on 1 July 2004
Format: Audio CD
This, in short, may very well be my favorite metal album.
With exception to both Slayers 'Reign in Blood' and Opeth's 'Orchid' -a metal record has never found such a fond place in my heart as this portrait of sheer magnificence.
Do yourself this favor.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 Feb. 2003
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Quite simply, this is Emperor at their best! As all their albums are amazingly good then this is quite a claim! I shall justify...
From a personal standing point, I prefer Emperor when they are playin at breakneck speed, hence why I was a little disappointed with Prometheus in that respect. This is easily their fastest album. The riffs are heavy, continous and played at such a fast pace, it's barely believable that they played these songs faster live! Samoth and Ishahn are the two greatest song writers and performers ever in the world of metal!
Ishahn is at his best on this album as it is mainly his awesome screaming! However, some of the softer "singing" in my opinion sounds weak and out of tune sometimes- check out Nonus Aequilibrium- but it ain't half as bad as Prometheus where some of it is laughable!
Most credit has to go to Trym for the speed however. His drumming on this album is awe inspiring! This is by far his best album- in Prometheus he is quite ordinary but on this album its pure Trym! Double bass that IS faster than a chaingun and fill in's that are mind-bogglingly quick! An absolute pleasure to listen to- his stamina must be incredible!
His performance is enhanced by the much better production than their previous two albums. Prometheus has EXCEPTIONAL production but a poor performance in fairness! This is the album Emperor should have given us before deciding to call it a day.
This is legendary stuff! An album that never grows old and never ceases to amaze! Long Live Emperor!!
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