To me, this is one of the best black metal albums that I have heard. This album is no means revolutionary being very basic in execution. Tremolo riffs and basic drum beats and cheap ambient interludes. The music is mostly mid-paced and never goes to either extremely slow or fast tempos. But what this album lacks in originality it wins in atmosphere, which is as good as on Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger or Panzerfaust. The production on album, which is probably remastered, is good. It's bassy for once but the bass isn't audible. Otherwise every instrument is well balanced and nothing is really drowned out.

The cover artwork is very basic black and white photos with basic layout but with album like this any cover with colour artwork or anything "good" or "original" wouldn't work. One thing I don't understand is that why sometimes one centerlabel is only label's logo. In this case it makes even less sense as this is joint release by two labels. The good thing is that the other center label has info which side contains which tracks.

If you are looking for a black metal album which is as basic as black metal can get but has great atmosphere, I really recommend you to check out In a Misty Soar and on its Swampy Floor.

8 / 10