on 6 May 2001
When I first heard about this CD, my heart skipped a beat. Yes, Emperor AND Thorns all on one CD!!!!! Emperor are one of the leading black metal bands on the scene, mixing old-skool brutality with nu-skool arrangement to great effect! Thorns are one of the most influencial of all norwegian black metal bands, inspiring such legends as Mayhem! This CD has it all! Great bands, great songs, great production! The two bands accompany each other well, and Thorns even cover an emperor song! One of the greatest black metal CDs I have EVER bought! It isn't quite up to Mayhem's 'De Mysteriis...' album or Darkthrone's 'A Blaze...' but for value for money, and a brilliant combination of artists, this has to be it!