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Release date: 25 January 2010
Style: Extreme progressive metal


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Disc I
01. The Barren Lands
02. A Grave Inversed
03. After
04. Frozen Lakes On Mars
05. Undercurrent
06. Austere
07. Heaven's Black Sea
08. On The Shores

Disc II [Limited Edition DVD - Live At The Rockefeller Festival In Oslo]
01. Intro
02. Invocation
03. Called By The Fire
04. Scarab
05. Emancipation
06. Unhealer
07. Misanthrope
08. Thus Spake The Nightspirit [Emperor cover]
09. Outro
+ Interview
+ Studio Reports

Lyrics (4)

Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan - Vocals, Guitars (lead, rhythm and acoustic), Keyboards
Asgeir Mickelson - Drums
Lars K. Norberg - Fretless bass
Jørgen Munkeby - Saxophone

Additional info
Release dates:
25th of January in Europe,
26th of January in USA.

In April 2010, Temple of Darkness Records released the vinyl version strictly limited to 500 copies. The album came in a double white marble LP fit in a glossy gatefold sleeve with alternate artwork.

Staff review by

After marks the third solo release of the former Emperor front man. I think, as the saying goes, "the third time's the charm" is fitting here. Ihsahn's prior two solo efforts were cerebral affairs that at times seemed perhaps too heady and just didn't click. This one seems to have fallen into place quite nicely.

published 25.02.2010 | Comments (46)

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Paw!! - 26.06.2016 at 07:52  
Rating: 8 Very good progressive metal indeed, his clean vocal so beautiful. I think It will be more awesome if there are so much clean vocal rather than harsh vocal, but prog element make this album much better.

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