This is very good music. I've heard a lot of black metal bands, and this one is my favourite. The songwriting is very good, it's orchestrated well and the songs are structured pretty well, too. The main problem I have with this album (although quite a small one), is that a lot of the riffs are almost copies of a lot of so many thrash/black metal riffs, and that gets a bit tiring. However, there are a LOT of really creative riffs on this album, aswell. This album has a very slight problem of being repetitive, but it's a lot more varied than the majority of all forms of metal. What some black metal fans might be put off by, though, is the production; Some may say it's quite over-produced. The drums in particular sound quite fake, but this isn't necessarily a bad thing.