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Release date: 25 September 2009
Style: Black metal


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01. All Shall Fall
02. The Rise Of Darkness
03. Hordes To War
04. Norden On Fire
05. Arctic Swarm
06. Mount North
07. Unearthly Kingdom

The Best Black Metal Album Of 2009

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Olve "Abbath Doom Occulta" Eikemo - vocals, guitars
Reidar "Horgh" Horghagen - drums
Ole Jørgen "Apollyon" Moe - bass

Additional info
Produced by Peter Tägtgren and Immortal.
Intro to Unearthly Kingdom by Are Mundal.

September 25th: Europe
October 6th: North America

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Immortal have risen from the white ashes to reclaim their throne as kings of black metal. Not many bands have been as important to a genre of music than Immortal have been to black metal over the years. Now the band are back with their first album in seven years, All Shall Fall.

The album carries on exactly where Sons Of Northern Darkness finished. Stylistically All Shall Fall is extremely similar, the guitars are very melodic and as a whole the album stays at the same familiar pressing pace without going overboard. The frostbitten trio show no signs of cobwebs, but there is also no apparent attempt to create something truly spectacular. All Shall Fall, although a brilliant come-back album, is a bit too steady and safe to be hailed as one of the band's greatest works.

published 27.09.2009 | Comments (106)

Found in 18 lists
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Fearmeister The Five Points of the Pentagram, Point 1: Black Metal  | #178
In Bone Factory My Favourite Albums From 2000 to 2010  | #5
Oaken Immortal: Best To Worst  | #6
VaronoZz Top 20 Black Metal Albums  | #11
Vonpire Vonpire's 2009 Best  | #38
flightoficarus Systematic Desensitization: Black Metal Edition  | #4
MeloDeathViking Top 25 Of 2009  | #25
DreadfulYgg Worthwhile Albums Of 2009  | #6
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JÄY - 05.11.2012 at 22:46  
  Lost some of the awesome thrashiness that made Immortal so good and replaced it with generic melodic black
Bad English - 27.11.2013 at 02:16  
  Not bad at all, onky what is different is album artwork, otherwise its Immortal(maybe litle bit thrashy sound)
Deadmeat - 07.10.2015 at 17:10  
Rating: 8 Average... they have done better int he past..
Ditendra - 21.06.2016 at 14:23  
Rating: 5 Not as good as their other albums.

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