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Release date: 1996
Style: Symphonic black metal


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01. Black Dragons Soar Above The Mountain Of Shadows (Prologue)
02. To Dethrone The Witch-Queen Of Mytos K'unn (The Legend Of The Battle Of Blackhelm Vale)
03. As The Vortex Illumines The Crystalline Walls Of Kor-Avul-Thaa
04. Starfire Burning Upon The Ice - Veiled Throne Of Ultima Thule
05. Journey To The Isle Of Mists (Over The Moonless Depths Of Night-Dark Seas)
06. The Splendour Of A Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath The Blazon Of The Hyperborean Empire
07. And Lo, When The Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, Then Dark Sorceries Shall Enshroud The Citadel Of The Obsidian Crown
08. Summoning The Guardians Of The Astral Gate
09. In The Raven-Hunted Forests Of Darkenhold, Where Shadows Reign And The Hues Of Sunlight Never Dance
10. At The Altar Of The Dreaming Gods (Epilogue)

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Byron "Lord" Roberts - vocals
Jonny Maudling - drums, keyboards
Chris Maudling - guitar, bass

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Produced by Mags and Bal-Sagoth.

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Baz Anderson - 14.12.2010 at 00:10  
  This album just doesn't get old. Maybe one of my all-time favourite metal albums.
Dark Seraphim - 17.03.2011 at 04:21  
Rating: 9 This album is more epic than a very epic thing on national epic day. Superb!!
Richard - 17.03.2011 at 04:55  
Rating: 10 Incredibly OTT, but in a good way! I loved this album since it first came out, it's much more epic and atmospheric than their debut A Black Moon Broods Over Lemuria (which was very promising in itself), and still sounds as potent as it did 15 years ago (at the time of writing this). All the orchestral parts were done on keyboard yet it sounds much more impressive than the vast majority of bands that use 'proper orchestras' and the band's sense of melody is amazing.
Masonics - 14.08.2012 at 13:12  
Rating: 10 Just simply epic and way ahead of its time. A true symp/black metal gem. Very dark sounding yet uplifting keyboards present. Pity Bryan didnt continue his grows which were so good in the previous record.

Track 7: And lo.. (cant be arsed spelling the full name) is my fav sounds like a prefect setting for a awesome battle!
bgcasio - 03.11.2012 at 15:43  
  Amazing album! Incredible sound! There is no such style as this!

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