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The ultimate re-issue of this timeless majestic black metal classic. Absolutely essential!!!

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  • When I saw this where I bought it I had no idea what to expect. I actually partially picked the CD up because the album cover looked pretty cool. When I listened to it, I was blown away by how good it was. The playing was tight, the lyrics were nothing I heard of before, and the whole ‘feel’ of it was epic and evil at the same time. It was like Satan as the king of a frozen wasteland with an army of hell spawn and this was the battle hymn. The songs were some of the fastest I’ve heard before I got this and finally got to know the genre as black metal. I haven’t looked back since.

    This CD not only introduced me to black metal, but had me explore other metal sub-genres. Not only this this a fantastic black metal album, it’s, in my opinion, a musical work of art. It flows well together and has a lot of variety within each song. There’s a sense of melody and cohesion in the playing.

    My personal stand out songs are: Soulreaper, Thorns of Crimson Death and Night’s Blood.

    Posted on December 24, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I picked this up because of the cover and the description from a metal music web site. I was not disappointed. The music is melodic yet chaotic, loud, obnoxious, speedy, all the good things one would expect from the genre including the “Cookie Monster” vocals. The bonus disc has a remixed version of the original release with an extra song thrown in, plus after the regular album plays, there are multiple bonus tracks. This is a great collection and introduction to their sound. The only problem is that their creative force just offed himself. He was released a while back after spending time in jail on a murder conviction. Made a sort of comeback, but abruptly stopped the band and killed himself. I can’t help not thinking of all that crap as I listen to this. If that doesn’t bother you, I recommend this as a great introduction to melodic death. Recommended.

    Posted on December 24, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • I have been a long time metal fan, and have listented to many metal bands through out. This metal record is mix of many influences ranging from Iron Maidenish riffs, to Black Metal atmospherics, to Death Metal technicality. If your a fan of any of those styles you will love this album. Anyone a fan of metal music should purchase this album, as you will not be dissapointed. I hope you enjoy this album as much as I have.

    Posted on December 24, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • Along with “The Somberlain”, this record is simply one of the best extreme metal releases *ever* released. If you have never had a chance to hear Dissection, it can not recommend this record enough.

    Posted on December 24, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now
  • It’s hard to find a lot of good music and nit-pick it out of all the low-end trash and junk out there. Dissection went right over my head at first. Perhaps one of few black metal bands I had never even heard of up until a few months ago (let alone listened to), a close friend introduced me to the band with a video of “Where Dead Angels Lie” being played live. I zoned out while watching it but took down the name of the band. She warned me “Dissection is addictive.” Since this album caught my notice and I picked it up, I cannot help but agree.

    Hands down, the first three “full” tracks (“Night’s Blood,” “Unhallowed,” and “Where Dead Angels Lie”) are among the absolute greatest metal songs ever written. More importantly, the remainder of tracks on the album fit in just as wonderfully. The occasional piano interlude really brings a sense of emotion and feeling to the album, even amidst all of Jon’s (R.I.P.) screams, growls, sinister whispers and the shearing guitars, bass, drums. It’s not your Dimmu Borgir sort of symphonic blend, but instead gives a colder feel to an already cold album. You can even feel it amidst the album’s gloom.

    And that is just the first album. What way to make it better than to include a re-mixed version of the album on disc 2 (for the most part, the album remains intact, and everything still clicks) and it even includes the track “Feathers Fell” mixed in with it.

    To further solidify the shear importance of this disc alone is the full inclusion of the “Where Dead Angels Lie” EP which includes both the demo for the EP’s title track, a previously unreleased track, and 2 amazing covers. And above all else, there are two more demos that were never before released: “Night’s Blood” and “Retribution – Storm of the Light’s Bane.”

    If you have never picked up this album and are any sort of fan of dark, black, extreme, or, hell, even technical metal, get it. Now. As soon as you can get your hands on it.

    Easily, one of the single most important albums of all time, even though it will be ignored by the vast majority of the world, and possibly even to a fair amount of the target audience.

    Hail Dissection, and Sleep In Flames, Jon!

    Favorite Tracks:

    - At The Fathomless Depths/Night’s Blood
    - Unhallowed
    - Where Dead Angels Lie
    - Feather’s Fell
    - Elisabeth Bathori (Tormentor Cover)
    - The Antichrist (Slayer Cover)

    Posted on December 24, 2009 - Permalink - Buy Now