Classic black metal. That’s what this is. What more can be said? If you like black metal you probably have this album. If you don’t have it, I would recommend it. This was my first “true” black metal album. I had some Dimmu Borgir before this and I’d probably consider them black metal. Instrumentally, they’re possibly a little too complex for the genre, but the overall atmosphere and the lyrical content is pretty in line. I also had some Venom, but this is the first album I got that was really black metal in it’s mature form. Anywho, this album is cold as hell. You can tell that it was recorded more cleanly than later albums, but they still manage to capture that heartless, misanthropic spirit. And that is the essence of black metal for me. Get this album if you like this kind of music.