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Release date: 21 February 1994
Style: Symphonic black metal

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Disc I
01. Introduction
02. Into The Infinity Of Thoughts
03. The Burning Shadows Of Silence
04. Cosmic Keys To My Creations & Times
05. Beyond The Great Vast Forest
06. Towards The Pantheon
07. The Majesty Of The Night Sky
08. I Am The Black Wizards
09. Inno A Satana
10. A Fine Day To Die [Bathory cover] [bonus]
11. Gypsy [Mercyful Fate cover] [bonus]

As The Shadows Rise 7" EP 1994
12. The Ancient Queen [remastered edition bonus]
13. Witches Sabbath [remastered edition bonus]
14. Lord Of The Storms [remastered edition bonus]

Disc II [remastered edition bonus]
01. Introduction [alternative mix]
02. Into The Infinity Of Thoughts [alternative mix]
03. The Burning Shadows Of Silence [alternative mix]
04. Cosmic Keys To My Creations & Times [alternative mix]
05. Beyond The Great Vast Forest [alternative mix]
06. Towards The Pantheon [alternative mix]
07. The Majesty Of The Night Sky [alternative mix]
08. I Am The Black Wizards [alternative mix]
09. Inno A Satana [alternative mix]

The Alckerhaugen Tapes 1993
10. The Majesty Of The Night Sky [4-track pre-production]
11. The Burning Shadows Of Silence [pre-production rehearsal]
12. I Am The Black Wizards [rehearsal]

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Reviews (2)
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Tomas Thormodsæter "Samoth" Haugen - guitars
Terje "Tchort" Vik Schei - bass
Bård Guldvik "Faust" Eithun - drums


Additional info
Some versions of the album have a 0.50 intro track as track 1, followed by the normal 8 tracks.
Recorded in July 1993 at Grieghallen Studios.
Produced by Pytten and Emperor.
All tracks re-mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios, 2014.
Front cover and 2014 logo by Necrolord.

Guest review by
Paganblood

Rating:
9.0
Emperor released their first full length album "In The Nightside Eclipse" in 1994. At the time, Emperor's line-up consisted of Ihsahn on lead guitars, vocals and keyboards, Samoth on guitars, Tchort on bass and Faust on drums. This album is indeed a masterpiece album in the Black Metal genre. It consists of ten tracks including the bonus tracks "A Fine Day To Die" (Bathory cover) and "Gypsy" (Merciful Fate cover). Alver (bass), Trym (drums) and Charmand Grimloch (keyboards) make appearances on the two cover songs.

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published 29.12.2006 | Comments (16)

Guest review by
Smurfophagist

Rating:
9.8
Behold the greatest symphonic black metal release ever! "In The Nightside Eclipse" is one of the most important albums in the 90's Norwegian black metal scene. Consisting of 8 tracks plus two covers (Bathory - "A Fine Day To Die" and King Diamond's "Gypsy") this album has managed to show the listeners that black metal can be raw and extremely melodic at the same time.

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published 11.05.2009 | Comments (9)

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SlaytanicGonzo - 10.01.2011 at 04:47  
  This would be a perfect album if only the vocals were mixed louder
Cill O' Connor - 23.07.2011 at 02:50  
Rating: 9
Written by SlaytanicGonzo on 10.01.2011 at 04:47

This would be a perfect album if only the vocals were mixed louder


I don't know why but I actually like the shitty production. Adds to the atmosphere and classic black metal sound imo.
SlaytanicGonzo - 23.07.2011 at 10:07  
 
Written by Cill O' Connor on 23.07.2011 at 02:50

Written by SlaytanicGonzo on 10.01.2011 at 04:47

This would be a perfect album if only the vocals were mixed louder


I don't know why but I actually like the shitty production. Adds to the atmosphere and classic black metal sound imo.



Usually, I would agree. Albums like Transilvanian Hunger and Burzum benefit A LOT from their shitty production. But on this type of Black Metal, I would prefer a BIT cleaner production. My opinion at least.
BeastOfMetal456 - 22.09.2011 at 21:10  
 
Written by SlaytanicGonzo on 23.07.2011 at 10:07

Written by Cill O' Connor on 23.07.2011 at 02:50

Written by SlaytanicGonzo on 10.01.2011 at 04:47

This would be a perfect album if only the vocals were mixed louder


I don't know why but I actually like the shitty production. Adds to the atmosphere and classic black metal sound imo.



Usually, I would agree. Albums like Transilvanian Hunger and Burzum benefit A LOT from their shitty production. But on this type of Black Metal, I would prefer a BIT cleaner production. My opinion at least.

Come on, the production here is very good in black metal standards.
M C Vice - 11.10.2011 at 11:41  
Rating: 8 I agree about the vocals. You can't really hear them a lot of the time.
Oaken - 27.11.2011 at 02:07  
Rating: 9 Masterpiece, and one of the finest black metal albums to exist.
LordHypnos - 02.10.2012 at 03:45  
Rating: 10 This is the album that got me into black metal! A true masterpiece!
Dentura - 30.10.2012 at 00:52  
Rating: 8 Classic, one of the first black metal albums I ever heard and it never gets old.
Neroese - 17.11.2012 at 18:20  
  Epic of epicness.
Erik M. - 21.01.2013 at 18:16  
Rating: 9 Simply amazing album. One of the best (symphonic) black metal albums ever.
squidrick420 - 02.02.2013 at 05:57  
Rating: 9 It has been a while since i gave this a good listen, however I am doing so right now (on my kick ass new cd player) and i forgot how good this album is!! Its like sweet and sour chicken, sour where you want it with some sweet symphonic sauce on top.
Himedal - 04.01.2014 at 23:45  
Rating: 9 I'm all fucked up.
Paw!! - 11.05.2014 at 15:38  
Rating: 10
Written by Himedal on 04.01.2014 at 23:45

I'm all fucked up.

you are not hard to please
Boxcar Willy - 10.08.2014 at 19:12  
Rating: 9 I was reading interviews with Deafheaven today at work and George cites a huge vocal influence from this album, and I can definitely hear it.

I love this release, it's atmosphere is just room filling and te mix is just perfect, low drums, low vocals, and high synth.
Ozman - 10.08.2014 at 19:18  
Rating: 9
Written by Boxcar Willy on 10.08.2014 at 19:12

I was reading interviews with Deafheaven today at work and George cites a huge vocal influence from this album, and I can definitely hear it.

I love this release, it's atmosphere is just room filling and te mix is just perfect, low drums, low vocals, and high synth.



Just such a shame Deafheaven is so incredibly mundane average compared to Emperor.
Boxcar Willy - 10.08.2014 at 19:26  
Rating: 9
Written by Ozman on 10.08.2014 at 19:18


Just such a shame Deafheaven is so incredibly mundane average compared to Emperor.

Like always, agree to disagree. I think both are great.
Alex Fenger - 10.08.2014 at 22:35  
Rating: 9
Written by Ozman on 10.08.2014 at 19:18

Just such a shame Deafheaven is so incredibly mundane average compared to Emperor.

Bitch got told! But yeah Emperor crush Deafheaven, even though i like both
musicalkaratekid - 15.09.2014 at 19:39  
Rating: 9 Strangely enough I've only ever listened to odd Emperor songs and not actual albums all the way through, but now that I have, I can see how consistent and fluent the band's debut really is, without trying to sound too much of an overjoyed black metal fan. There's plenty of classics here: "Into the Infinity of Thoughts", "Inno A Satana", "Beyond the great vast forest" among others, and although I have yet to listen to the rest of Emperor's discography, this one is undoubtedly career-defining.
NocturnalStalker - 21.09.2014 at 08:57  
Rating: 9 I'm pretty much fed up with listening to symphonic black metal nowadays, but I still enjoy this album a lot. Its majesty does not wither with time.
Inotz - 16.11.2014 at 10:33  
Rating: 10 Yang klasik emang lebih asik. . . . .

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