MetalBite Review by Luka on 5/25/2001
This is basically "The Loss and Curse of Reverence"
single with two new and different tracks. Donít worry, itís not the songs that didnít make the grade for the godly "Anthems..."
album, instead theyíre strange, synth/studio based songs that seem more like a side project.
"In Longing Spirit"
develops slowly with whispered vocal lines. Ihsahnís voice takes you on a strange journey over the Nordic tundra and spiritual planes as the song starts to pick up in speed and intensity. More and more studio effects are used as the song progresses, and it ends with a strange, eerie chant.
"Opus a Satana"
is completely done with synths and progresses like a fine classical composition piece done by an orchestra, and ends in a glorious climax. Just shows how much talent for music these Nordic metallers really have.
These songs are just strange experiments that didnít fit "Anthems..."
. A hardcore Emperor
fan will want this, but with only two new songs itís pretty much a waste of money to anyone else.
Only two new tracks, theyíre very good, but nothing to spend $20 on.
out of 10