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Review: Emperor - Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise
Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise

Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2001
Duration: 51:47
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: July 16, 2002
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.39/5 (67.86%) (56 Votes)

Oh how the mighty have fallen. Emperor's final release is a pale shadow of the band's earlier masterpieces. Overloaded with keyboards, there's so much different sound on this thing that most people have hailed it as a masterpiece blablabla... When you listen closely however, you realize it is pretty much a bunch of crap thrown together to create something barely intelligible that people will feel forced to hail as genius, but there's nothing behind the smokescreen, really. Try this (if you've wasted your money on this album): Try to phase out the drums and guitars, and you'll find that the resulting keyboards could very well be used as the soundtrack to a boring documentary. I'm serious. Hell maybe they can sell the keyboard tracks to the BBC or something. Anyway, not much point wasting more time on this one, there isn't even enough good stuff in there to write about it, so get their earlier stuff and avoid this crap like the plague... There's so much good stuff out there, why waste your hard-earned money on this. I guess this album could be useful to annoy your neighbours, but you'd also be annoying yourself. Bleh.

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