EMPEROR "Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise"

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EMPEROR "Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise"
  • Album: Prometheus: The Discipline Of Fire & Demise
  • Year: 2001
  • Label: CANDLELIGHT
  • Artist: 
  • Norway

It all started promising... "The Eruption" 's first tunes have already created a mystical marvelous atmosphere for the listener until , behind a guitar's accelerating rhythm or rather extremely fast one, I found knotty passages even classical or jazz in PECCATUM manner as only Ihshan keyboards and programming could possibly offer. I deeply hoped it wouldn't last more than a few fragments in this direction but, unfortunately for me, the entire album has been built in such note and waste. In other words, if desire for listening PECCATUM in a brutal version with aggressive voices and elaborated rhythms, definitely the last EMPEROR album is the perfect choice. It cannot be said the album sounds bad (it is still EMPEROR!) but I am not that person to play EMPEROR just to listen in exchange PECCATUM, it isn't fair! This is the Norwegian trio's last album, perhaps the most complex miscellaneous and less atmospheric one, not all linear yet inaccessible, I think, for all who want pure Black Metal! Perhaps EMPEROR has attained the boundaries where Black Metal ends and another style is born... I might be myself limited and EMPEROR simply intends to open one's eye towards new horizons ...I am confused and have no clue...

The most important thing is to accept this challenge (which I did not so far) of Ihshan, Samoth and Trym to assimilate the effects and let yourselves carried by the sound while mentally and candidly gazing into present. The future does not exist whereas the past is nostalgia, initiation and old faded times! EMPEROR is a Black Metal legend since "In The Nightside Eclipse" still remains the most inspired and the best Nordic Black Metal album I ever listened to in last 10 years! There is nothing to indicate the other Norwegian's albums as negligible but it's obvious the force "In The Nightside Eclipse" still diffuse around and shadows each further release including this very last. If we assume an equation which common factor is EMPEROR then the unidentified would definitely feature itself into one single word: respect! Thank you EMPEROR for a decade of existence! R.I.P.!