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Much, much better!,
This review is from: Das Seelenbrechen (Audio CD)
Probably repeating what others have said here - I adore Emperor's early work. I Am the Black Wizard was the song that really changed my life and introduced me to the whole Norwegian Black Metal scene, Anthems at the Welkin at Dusk being in my top CD's of all time. Things went a bit downhill after that, there were a few good songs on IX Equilibrium but only one of the songs on Prometheus piqued my senses. There were promising moments on The Adversary but After and AngL were so awful I didn't bother with Eremetia. So here we are with Das Seelenbrechen, first played on spotify after some favourable reviews but then decided to purchase. I've played a few times now and yes, its a definite improvement. Still a lot of Avant Garde progressive bollocks, but also some tunes and some black metal. Some impressive drum work and great vocals and not too much of the hideous saxaphone. Favourite track is "Rec" . If, like me, you'd given up on Ihsahn, or if you've played this once and dismissed it, I urge you to give it another chance.