Released in 1985, the band’s second album had an ominous pall of doom and gloom, enmeshed in a sound both primitive yet also Wagnerian in its vast scope. Many claim this was a massive inspiration for black metal bands later in the decade. In truth, though, none matched what was here. This release includes the Emperor’s Return EP as well as a remix of Visual Aggression, and the concept and art direction of the release was done by the man behind Celtic Frost, Tom G. Warrior.
CD – The CD is packaged in a casebound book.
Hype sticker over shrink wrap:
“The original classic album remastered
Includes bonus material & extensive sleeve notes
Concept & art direction by Tom Gabriel Warrior”.