This is a very high quality metal album. A lot of people seem to have really responded to the cover artwork, which i also feel is one of the best covers ever. It gives a good impression of the sound of the album; dark, fantastical, like horses emerging from the mist of a battleground, the knight's swords glistening in the moonlight and rain. The album kicks off with an beautiful intro and melts into 'Hell Funeral', an instant classic. I guarantee you will have 'The reaper is back, with angels of black' stuck in your head for days. Honestly every song is at a consistently high level. The only song i cant personally get behind is 'Satan's Host' but thats just a personal preference due to the lyrical theme and content. Another stand out to me is 'Season of the Witch' with its atmospheric clean guitar part, mysterious lyrics and amazing chorus. 'Tattooed Rider' may be the most accessible song on the album because of its general catchiness, to me the chorus section is reminiscent of 80's Accept which is definitely a great thing. If you like pure, solid heavy metal, get this album.