Probably nothing in music has affected me the way late nineties Symph Black Metal did. Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Cradle were (and still) are my favorite genre of all time, sadly losing some of the freshness and lustre with the passing years. But with the veterans from Arcturus doing stuff like this album, I can see nothing has been lost. The greats from Scandinavia are still alive and kicking ass. My favorite album from these crazy Norwegians.