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Release date: 2001
Style: Symphonic black metal

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01. The Eruption
02. Depraved
03. Empty
04. The Prophet
05. The Tongue Of Fire
06. In The Wordless Chamber
07. Grey
08. He Who Sought The Fire
09. Thorns On My Grave

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Well, here I am listening to Prometheus, Emperor's latest and final gift to the metal world. As an amateur ?critic? it's my responsibility to help evaluate exactly what it is they have given us, and in a sense, help the metal community pass judgment on the last album of true legends. Not that anyone who is even a casual metal fan should care at all what I think of it, mind you, but I'm going to tell you anyways.

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published 17.09.2003 | Comments (17)

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Ziom - 09.06.2010 at 11:33  
  I've returned to this album after many years. It's difficult and requires concentration. Groovy riffs are quickly broken by electronic passages, catchy melodies are complicated and twisted... it's great, but it's entirely Ihsahn's album, without some straightforward brutality delivered by Samoth. Pretty close to Ihsahn's solo career now.
AXA - 17.06.2011 at 15:47  
Rating: 10 This rely .. symphonic black death metal album
great sound ,,, i like it very much ,,,
and yet i cant understand why stop ...
this band a great amazing band ,,,,
Dentura - 24.10.2012 at 19:32  
Rating: 8 To be honest, this is probably my favorite Emperor album. A lot of people say this album is difficult to get into, but for some reason, I found it easier to get into this album than Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk (which is still awesome). That might be because I'm more into progressive-styled metal (this is definitely Emperor's most "proggy" album), than regular black metal (which I still love). The mixing on the vocals is also much better than Anthems. Amazing stuff.
LeKiwi - 29.06.2014 at 13:33  
Rating: 9
Written by Dentura on 24.10.2012 at 19:32

To be honest, this is probably my favorite Emperor album. A lot of people say this album is difficult to get into, but for some reason, I found it easier to get into this album than Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk (which is still awesome). That might be because I'm more into progressive-styled metal (this is definitely Emperor's most "proggy" album), than regular black metal (which I still love). The mixing on the vocals is also much better than Anthems. Amazing stuff.

I share the same perspective.

Also, I have no idea how this can be considered plain symphonic black when it's clearly (symphonic) progressive black.
deadone - 01.07.2014 at 01:40  
Rating: 7 It's the only Emperor album I liked to any degree. In The Wordless Chamber's a great song.
musicalkaratekid - 16.09.2014 at 18:20  
Rating: 8 Evidently more experimental than Emperor's previous albums, but none of the intense atmosphere which made those albums has been lost, rather built on to include more complex compositions. Highlights for me would be "Empty", "The Tongue of Fire" and "He who sought the Fire".

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