Emperor Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk on Limited Edition Colored 180g 2LP
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Eventually there comes a time when the hype about a band becomes superfluous, and their status alone speaks volumes. Such is the case with Emperor, the black metal gods hailing from Telemark, Norway. Emperor has become known as one of the originators of symphonic black metal that Norway is internationally renowned for and arguably its most unique export. Their rise to popularity outlines the very development of black metal’s second wave; a period of the genre’s most prolific and controversial material to date.
1997's Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk served as the group's second full-length and what is without a doubt one of black metal's defining moments. The epic and ambitious release is both beautiful and bestial in it's wide ranging scope. And the press agreed as not only was it featured in almost every "album of the year poll" across the globe, it actually took the top prize in both Terrorizer (UK) and Metal Maniacs (US) that year. This is the musical equivalent of a hurricane of evil and like all Emperor albums, this is a must have!
Emperor Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk Track Listing:
1. Alsvartr (The Oath)
2. Ye Entrancemperium
3. Thus Spake the Nightspirit
4. Ensorcelled by Khaos
5. The Loss and Curse...
6. The Acclamation of Bonds
1. With Strength I Burn
2. The Wanderer
3. In longing spirit
4. Opus a Satana
5. The loss of Curse of Reverence (live)