With Immortal’s latest release, the black metal trio promptly dismisses concept of “filler”, and saves only what’s necessary for this 7-track LP. This offering from Abbath and the gang doesn’t really contain a dull moment, and is solid from start to finish. You could almost consider this a “model album”, one for all others to live up to. While a lot of black metal is much more convoluted, mixed with atmospheric elements such as keyboards, and also severely choreographed, Immortal choose not to take that path, and stick to playing basic, straight-up, guitar-bass-drums, black/thrash metal. And it sounds brilliant. What Immortal lacks in atmosphere, they make up for with sheer force and stunning riffage. Definately one of, if not THE best Immortal release thus far. Black metal fans dare not pass this one up.