Emperor - IX Equilibrium


8.4 | 450 votes |
Release date: 23 November 1999
Style: Symphonic black metal

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01. Curse You All Men!
02. Decrystallizing Reason
03. An Elegy Of Icaros
04. The Source Of Icon E
05. Sworn
06. Nonus Aequilibrium
07. The Warriors Of Modern Death
08. Of Blindness & Subsequent Seers
09. Outro

Line-up
Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen - guitars
Kai Johnny Mosaker - drums, percussion
Vegard Sverre Tveitan - vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards

Guest review by
Operalia
Rating:
10
After the 1997's metal monster "Anthems to the Welkin at dusk", the norwegian bloodhounds Emperor recorded what i call, the perfect follow up. Although "Anthems..." is a practically impossible album to be equaled, "IX Equilibrium" transforms the ideas of the last work in an excellent way, and takes them to a different level; The structure is quite more technical, and more brutal, but the intensity remains. The band's natural virtuosity acts by itself, and here we confirmate the thing that makes Emperor the best: Unity.

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published 21.11.2003 | Comments (10)

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02.01.2010 - 13:26
Metallife

Posts: 1
From: Taiwan
Fantastic...
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25.10.2012 - 02:59
Rating: 8
Dentura
Shadow King

Posts: 1260
From: USA

This album is intense! Awesome stuff.
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...And so death to the falsity of thy former rulers. Thy kingdom of "heaven" burns in a field of fire, and Dentura is the one true God thou must yield thy hearts and souls to in absolute submission. It is his ultimate decree and will unto thee..
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16.09.2014 - 17:28
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid

Posts: 1424
From: UK
Not quite as immediately intense and engaging as the band's first two albums were, but the musicianship here remains utterly solid and mezmerizing the more you listen. Personal highlights for me would be "Curse You all Men!" and especially the outro to "Of Blindness and subsequent Seers".
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03.11.2014 - 22:35
Rating: 7
Erik M.

Posts: 3104
From: The Netherlands

Unlike the first two Emperor albums, this one doesn't really click with me. The ocassional high-pitched "heavy metal vocals" really are out-of-place too. Sounds damn silly.

Yeah, I guess I'll just stick with the brilliant In The Nightside Eclipse.
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28.01.2015 - 07:17
Joe Zombie

Posts: 505
From: USA

Awesome album. I love the guitar work on this one. Solid production; raw but listenable. Favorite track: An Elegy of Icaros.
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15.06.2016 - 19:37
Bad English
Masterchief

Posts: 44947
From: Sweden

Musicaly its good, a bit avantgardish but band song titles somehow don't talk to me, needs be more epic
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