all right, so there aren’t a lot of live black metal albums to choose from, but this is very good. the sound is much better than most live albums – all the instruments are present and mixed well. this album really captures the spirit of emperor, and thhe track list contains a lot of their best songs. there are the low points of an elegy of icaros (not a bad song, really, but awfully executed, since it is almost purely clean vocals, and ihsahn has spent too much of the night screaming), and sworn, which is just plain bad. but the high points are so high, yuo don’t notice. for those who never listen to emperor, or any black metal, this is almost as good a starting point as “in the nightside eclipse”. for those who already are familiar with this band, buy it. it’s exceptional.