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The Metal Connoisseur: Emperor

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Emperor  Forgotten Centuries  buy on itunes
Emperor  Witches Sabbath [demo]  buy on itunes
Emperor  The Burning Shadows of Silence  buy on itunes
Emperor  Cosmic Keys to My Creations & Times  buy on itunes
Emperor  Beyond the Great Vast Forest  buy on itunes
Emperor  Towards the Pantheon  buy on itunes
Emperor  I Am the Black Wizards  buy on itunes
Emperor  Inno a Satana  buy on itunes
Emperor  Thus Spake the Nightspirit  buy on itunes
Emperor  Sworn  buy on itunes
Emperor  Depraved  buy on itunes
Emperor  Empty  buy on itunes
Emperor  The Tongue of Fire  buy on itunes
Emperor  Grey  buy on itunes

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Continuing with the series, this time with another high-profile Norwegian act. Emperor is arguably the best of the classic black metal acts, with their astounding mixture of accomplished musicianship and black metal grimness, laying their claim to fame with an absolute classic lp ("In the Nightside Eclipse") and a slightly-overrated sophomore album ("Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk", which is represented here by only one cut but, believe me, is a great record, just a notch below ITNE). I believe this cd, including my favorite Emperor songs, covers pretty well their short lifespan as a group and their evolution. Last tracks cut: plenty! I even thought about expanding it to a 2 cd set... "Night of the Graveless Souls [demo]," "Moon Over Kara-Shehr," "Wrath of the Tyrant [demo]," "The Ancient Queen," "In Longing Spirit," "The Loss and Curse of Reverence," "The Acclamation of Bonds," "With Strength I Burn," "The Source of Icon E," "The Eruption," "The Prophet," "In the Wordless Chamber," "He Who Sought the Fire" and "Thorns in My Grave." Yes, all the tracks from "Prometheus" were considered for inclusion.

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