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5.0 out of 5 stars
Satyricon have written a record to end all prejudice against Metal, 19 April 2006
Black metal is so often the butt of jokes from simple, narrow minded people. If this album doesn't change their minds, nothing will!
This album incorporates all of the fast, hate fuelled, insanity of the black metal genre, but it doesn't stop there. It contains incediary solos ('K.I.N.G') and progressive ideas.
Every inch of this record is gold, never before has black metal had singable choruses, but this does. The melodious nature of some tracks even contains elements of beauty.
But now the black metal fans are scared, progressive, beauty! What have Satyricon done, those sell outs! Well, progression is neccesary and to heighten the extreme moments of noise a contrasting beauty helps to tunnel the music forward, and emphasise the psychotic riffs which are still the main Satyricon bolster.
This record is simply amazing. Every music fan should buy this album. Every metal fan should already own this album.
This is the future of Black metal, marking this a landmark Album. Get it first time round and sit back to watch the brilliance unfurl!