Ihsahn – After by Alan Chapman

Out Now On – Candlelight

Before writing any review I always check out for any background info I can find on the band and  I really wanted to check out this  because they had taken my breath away with the shear brilliance in their off kilter take on extreme metal.
So to my surprise I find this is the work of a one man solo project and he is the main driving forces behind Emperor; the best black metal band ever (in my opinion).

This album demands your full attention as it twists and turns and each listen reveals something new and exciting.

With a mix of Jazz/prog/metal all in there, here is a man sure of writing abilities pushing you the listener as well as himself. My god there is even a saxophone in here and it doesn’t sound out of place!

 

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