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4.0 out of 5 stars
quality, 15 Sept. 2003
I would recommend this cd to anyone who is interested in scandanavian death and/or black metal, there are many reasons why. Vintersorg is an incredible vocalist who is astonishingly capable of conveying emotion in his particularly distinctive melodic vocals. his deeper vocals are excellent too (he has recently been recruited by Borknagar and is on their Empiricism album). On this album he sings entirely in Swedish which lends an enigmatic quality to the album.
The music itself has an epic quality, comprising delicate folkish acoustic passages partnered perfectly with soaring, commanding heavy riffs. The production is clean and complements the material perfectly.
This cd is is amongst his best material (my favourite would have to be Odermarkens Sons), as for me his later albums, especially 'visions from the spiral generator' migrate to a more progressive, technical sound, although still retaining much of the beauty of these earlier albums.