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Release date: 23 May 2001
Style: Blackened thrash metal


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01. Tara
02. Pillars Of Mercy
03. A Shield With An Iron Face
04. Manannán
05. The Cognate House Of Courtly Witches Lies West Of County Meath
06. She Cries The Quiet Lake
07. Yrp Lluyddawe
08. From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn To Ash)
09. Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)
10. Vorago (Spell 182)
11. Born (Of The Waves)
12. Stone Of Destiny (...For Magh Slécht And Ard Righ)
13. Tara (Recapitulation)
14. V.I.T.R.I.O.L. [bonus]
15. Hallstatt [bonus]
16. Manannán [bonus]
17. Never Blow Out The Eastern Candle [bonus]

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Additional info
Recorded between September and December 2000 at Nomad Recording Studios in Carrollton, TX.
All music composed and written by Shaftiel except "Tara" and "Tara (Recapitulation)", written and performed by Sir Don Shannon.
Arrangements and all voices sung by Proscriptor.
Lyrics written by Proscriptor and Equitant.
Additional synthesizers and piano performed by David Harbour.
Additional acoustic guitars and mandolins performed by Sir Vincent Rossi.
Backing vocals performed by Masthema Mazzaqim (Azazel's Torch), Melechesh Ashmedi (Melechesh) and Sir Ronnie Trent (10 Kingdoms).
Produced by Kol Marshall and Absu.

"Manannán" is a re-recorded version of the song which originally appeared on the mini-album 'In the Eyes of Ioldánach' (1998).

Vinyl version is limited to 1000 copies. Re-released as collector's picture disc in May 2006 by Agonia Records.

Remastered digipak released in September 2007 with the 'In the Eyes...' EP as bonus tracks.

Found in 12 lists
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Guib The Metal Art Of Thrashing (Ordered By Years)  | #200
Fearmeister The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 1: Black Metal  | #5
JÄY Jay's Top Metal Particular Order 2.0  | #3
Bad Taste Top 15 US Black Metal Albums  | #3
BlueMobius "My Favortie 20 Metal Albums"  | #18
NecroGabo My Favorite 100 Metal Albums Of All Time  | #50
flightoficarus Systematic Desensitization: Black Metal Edition  | #20
Enemy of Reality Best Albums Of 2001  | #16
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Haiwaan Das - 10.01.2014 at 14:32  
Rating: 10 Faaaaaaaaaaaaasssst
psykometal - 02.12.2014 at 00:32  
  Can't believe none of our people ever reviewed this album. It's so fucking brutal and majestic.

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