Power of Metal.dk Review

Various Artists
In Honour of Icon E (Emperor Tribute)
Style: Black Metal
Release date: 25 June, 2012
Playing time: 81:34

A good deal of bands have gathered to celebrate Emperor about 20 years after the release of their first album, In the Nightside Eclipse. Mostly small bands are represented, with a couple of well-known ones that gets one especially curious about this release.

In Honour of Icon E is an interesting mix of sounds and dynamics, displaying the variety of the black metal sounds around.

Many are rather perfectly true copies of the original, which makes me excited like a teenager who has made it after a thousand hours of rehearsing. Others differ in their way to perform, play, and sound, which gives the opportunity to rediscover Emperor's pearls.
A must have for the Emperor freak as well as the nostalgic about the (first) Golden Age of Black Metal.

01. Svartlav – Introduction (Web: ---)
02. Saltus - Curse You All Men! (Web)
03. Troll - Towards the Pantheon (Web)
04. Infer - Ye Entrancemperium (Web)
05. Demonical - Night of The Graveless Souls (Web)
06. Helheim - Witches Sabbath (Web)
07. Midnight Odessey - Cosmic Keys to My Creations and Times (Web)
08. Silva Nigra - Moon Over Kara-Shehr (Web)
09. Necrodeath - Lord of the Storms (Web)
10. Horna - Wrath of the Tyrant (Web)
11. Karpathia - Ancient Queen (Web)
12. Ancestral Volkhves  - With Strength I Burn (Web)
13. Mesmerized - Empty (Web)
14. Crionics - The Loss and Curse of Reverence (Web)
15. Taake - I am The Black Wizards (Web)
16. Setherial - Inno A Satana (Web)
Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Plastic Head Music
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: 24 December, 2012
Website: www.emperorhorde.com