This is the very first album released by true Norwegian black metallers Emperor. As one of the founding fathers of the symphonic wing of the genre, Emperor have a highly dramatic sound, balancing melodic dark synth melodies with ferocious howling forward movement. In The Nightside Eclipse is reissued on CD and transparent blue vinyl by the Spinefarm and Candlelight labels.
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- CANDLE722133 / 180g transparent blue vinyl, gatefold reissue LP on Spinefarm / Candlelight
9/10 gbar Customer review, 6th March 2017
This is not an album that anyone can just 'whack' on in the background willy nilly. It must be listened to intently and taken in like the musical drug that it is. When the openings to some of the tracks kick in, I feel like I am opening a portal to another dimension. 'In The Nightside Eclipse' is a flawless, yet intimidating musical experience that has gone down in history as one of the most bleak and notoriously evil releases in metal. It is both beautiful and nightmarish, a vast tundra of black metal perfection. Possibly one of the greatest metal albums of all time.
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