No. 18: Emperor, ‘In the Nightside Eclipse’ – Best Debut Metal Albums
Although it is Emperor’s fourth overall release, ‘In the Nightside Eclipse’ is officially the band’s first full-length album. This record covers the listener like cold, frost-covered blanket, inviting its willing prey in for a truly unique black metal experience.
The 1994 album is strangely accessible, and is on the receiving end of much praise from curious extreme metal newcomers all the way to black metal elitists. Emperor’s full-length snowstorm is relentless in both sharp attack and eerie comfort, bookended by tracks ‘Into the Infinity of Thoughts’ and ‘Inno a Satana.’