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Anthems to the welkin at dusk EmperorLP

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GenreBlack Metal
EditionColoured, Limited Edition, Re-Release
Media formatLP
Media PackagingStandard
Available since 03.02.2017
Product code345070

Emperor have issued ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’ as a re-release edition on limited, coloured vinyl (dark green). Originally released in 1997, the band’s second studio album belongs in every good black metal record collection.

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When people talk about Emperor, all the highest praise is normally reserved for their seminal In The Nightside Eclipse record. This praise is certainly well deserved, it is an astounding album, but Anthems... is every bit as good and in some aspects, not least production, manages to actually top its illustrious predecessor. This may sound like heresy to some old school Black Metal fans, but I reckon it's true. For starters, the intro track Alsvartr (The Oath) is every bit as overblown as you'd expect from a band like Emperor, before it segues into the blinding speedblast that is Ye Entrancemperium, where drum lord Trym gets to show all us how fast he is (very!). The whole album continues in the same vein, with mainman Ihsahn's ripping riffs and snarled vocals complemented perfectly by his excellent keyboard melodies, as well as the second guitar of Samoth, something not enough Black Metal bands tend to bother with. Brilliant stuff.

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A masterpiece

Great to know this gem from Emperor will be rereleased in 2017! And we can see and hear this album in full live at open airs too. What a gift from Emperor and Ihsahn in 2017! Hail Emperor

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