Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
Top 100: #27
2.Into the Infinity of Thoughts
3.The Burning Shadows of Silence
4.Cosmic Keys to My Creations and Times
5.Beyond the Great Vast Forest
6.Towards the Pantheon
7.The Majesty of the Nightsky
8.I Am the Black Wizards
9.Inno a Satana
Length: 48:29

In the Nightside Eclipse

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18 Comments for 'Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse'

‹‹ #1 ›› By Labrador on Jun 24th, 2012 @ 13:58 GMT

my personal favourite album 10/10

‹‹ #2 ›› By Billiardi on Jun 25th, 2012 @ 23:45 GMT

THIS is epic black metal and everything else can go die in a fire

‹‹ #3 ›› By Ehrmahgerds on Jul 1st, 2012 @ 0:01 GMT


‹‹ #4 ›› By Hellebarn on Sep 16th, 2012 @ 14:25 GMT

this was the first black metal album I ever listened to, and it still blows me away to this day

‹‹ #5 ›› By Nme on Mar 13th, 2013 @ 20:11 GMT

Quite possibly my favourite album, at least of the symphonic variety. Even now it sends chills down my spine :D Although I should probably investigate more of the "epic" albums on this site, there seems to be quite a variety and I'm sure I'll find some great stuff, like Evilfeast and Kataxu, as mentioned by the review.

‹‹ #6 ›› By helgi on Jul 24th, 2013 @ 4:59 GMT

This album has everything that was after him
Unlike his colleagues in the genre Emperor gracefully veiled scandinavian folklore motifs, drowning and diluted arrangements styled close to classical music

‹‹ #7 ›› By 3rase on Sep 11th, 2013 @ 17:29 GMT

One of my favourite black metal albums of all time!

‹‹ #8 ›› By Xavier Leviathan on Sep 29th, 2013 @ 16:21 GMT

Beautifully done, and their covers of Bathory and Mercyful Fate are just perfect. Easily one of the best black metal bands of all time!

‹‹ #9 ›› By Behelit Holocaust on Dec 19th, 2013 @ 5:00 GMT

O melhor álbum de Black Metal que existe! E não vai existir outro melhor ou parecido! Bah! In the Nightside Eclipse, desde a primeira vez que eu ouvi ele até os dias de hoje esse disco me arrepia e me faz lembrar do meu passado obscuro. Tão épico e com uma atmosfera gelada esse álbum realmente mudou minha vida, de tudo que eu já ouvi dentro do Metal nada, mas absolutamente nada, me cativa e me arrepia mais do que esse fantástico álbum! Do início ao fim ele é perfeito, tão a frente do seu tempo e com letras em forma de poesia. Perfeito!

‹‹ #10 ›› By qryogen on Jan 14th, 2014 @ 15:59 GMT

1st black metal art

‹‹ #11 ›› By varg on Aug 1st, 2014 @ 0:24 GMT

Great album, the slow part of 'I am the black wizards' still gives me goose bumps 20 years on !

‹‹ #12 ›› By JF on Aug 26th, 2015 @ 10:46 GMT


‹‹ #13 ›› By Wolz F. on Jun 13th, 2017 @ 15:16 GMT

The classic and old black metal

‹‹ #14 ›› By Requiem on Feb 9th, 2019 @ 9:56 GMT

This is a majestic work that has such an incredible atmosphere it will never be, and never can be, repeated. The images of snow covered northern forests under the stars.

‹‹ #15 ›› By jhc on Nov 12th, 2019 @ 4:26 GMT

Amazing album!

‹‹ #16 ›› By Necrolexicon on Jan 20th, 2020 @ 10:49 GMT

Highly memorable, symphonic black metal masterpiece.

‹‹ #17 ›› By DI IONNO on Oct 6th, 2020 @ 12:31 GMT

Emperor's "In the Nightside Eclipse" is considered the genre-defining album
for black metal. It certainly has all the right ingredients for good black metal. Heavy riffing, sinister keyboars snaking between the guitar lines, hard drumming, shrieky incoherent vocals that sound like they're coming from the seventh level of hell, and lyrics in praise of Satan. And unlike many other black metal releases
that employ keyboards, this album uses them sparingly.

‹‹ #18 ›› By Morteza on Dec 23rd, 2020 @ 15:05 GMT

Although some songs in the middleof the album are a bit generic but still a fantastic album with the Best album cover of all time!

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