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Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse



8.8 | 1086 votes |
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]

Top 20 albums of 1994: 2
Top 200 albums of all time: 116

Line-up
Vegard Sverre Tveitan - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen - guitars
Terje Vik Schei - bass
Bård Guldvik 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 (19)

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 (11)

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03.02.2021 - 18:50
Rating: 9
nonZero
Their second best album (after Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk) IMO. Crazy to think Ihsahn was just 18 when they wrote and recorded this.

9.1/10 for me - 'Into the Infinity of Thoughts' and 'I Am the Black Wizards' are the standout tracks. 'Cosmic Keys to My Creations & Times' is also fantastic.
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19.04.2021 - 17:31
Rating: 6
Roman Doez
Hallucigenia
I don't know how to feel about the fact that my favorite song in there is the Bathory cover, great album nonetheless
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10.04.2022 - 15:01
Rating: 9
If you are a fan of extreme metal but find most black metal too samey and boring, give this one a listen, I promise it will hold your attention!
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10.04.2022 - 19:15
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
Contributor
A magnificent album, with such a majestic, and wonderful atmosphere, yet so sinister, and dark, it's an unworldly experience. The whole album is mesmerising to listen to from start to finish, not one moment I find dull, and not one part I find worth skipping. Anthens To The Welkin At Dusk was fantastic, but this is something else, a huge improvement on the production imo, the instruments and symphonies are much crisper, and I found the vocals much clearer too, and the cover art is awesome! Imo this is the absolute pinnacle of symphonic black metal.
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07.07.2022 - 08:08
Rating: 7
F3ynman
Nocturnal Bro
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Written by AndyMetalFreak on 10.04.2022 at 19:15

A magnificent album, with such a majestic, and wonderful atmosphere, yet so sinister, and dark, it's an unworldly experience. The whole album is mesmerising to listen to from start to finish, not one moment I find dull, and not one part I find worth skipping. Anthens To The Welkin At Dusk was fantastic, but this is something else, a huge improvement on the production imo, the instruments and symphonies are much crisper, and I found the vocals much clearer too, and the cover art is awesome! Imo this is the absolute pinnacle of symphonic black metal.

I'm not sure why, but I find Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ridiculously superior to this one. I've tried listening to Nightside recently again, and I admit there were some good parts (mainly in the second half of the album). But, while this album has some good moments, Anthems is full of masterpiece songs.

Overall, I don't like the nasally vocals here and the instrumentation blurs together so much, that it sounds like not much interesting is going on. In contrast, on Anthems, there is a great variety in the vocals and the production allows all the instruments to be a lot more discernible.

I don't know. I'll keep trying to get into Nightside, but it's been a lot easier to like Anthems.

Does anyone know what happened to the band in between 1994 and 1997 that made such a difference in their musical approach?
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07.07.2022 - 09:43
Rating: 10
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
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Written by F3ynman on 07.07.2022 at 08:08

I'm not sure why, but I find Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk ridiculously superior to this one. I've tried listening to Nightside recently again, and I admit there were some good parts (mainly in the second half of the album). But, while this album has some good moments, Anthems is full of masterpiece songs.

Overall, I don't like the nasally vocals here and the instrumentation blurs together so much, that it sounds like not much interesting is going on. In contrast, on Anthems, there is a great variety in the vocals and the production allows all the instruments to be a lot more discernible.

I think it helps that this was one of the first black metal albums I discovered, it blew me away when I first heard it. I've found that most people prefer Anthems To this one, I must admit the opening to that album is amazing, but I've always preferred the overall sound on this one, maybe I should listen to Anthems more
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17.01.2024 - 03:20
Rating: 5
24emd
Theory Snob
I like Anthems a lot better, while this one has some very cool moments, the overall sound of the next album is more enjoyable and unique.
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17.01.2024 - 04:48
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Production on Anthems is such a drawback. I could listen to this album forever. I Am The Black Wizards opening riff…
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17.01.2024 - 08:20
A Real Mönkey
Anthems is 100% the superior album, but the cold frosty atmosphere on this one is so good.
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01.02.2024 - 11:45
Rating: 8
miekka18
Very good nice classical black metal album that I have never listened before now
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