Emancer - Invisible (Golden Lake Productions) - Back
Emancer is an experimental, yet cold black metal band consisting of two guys out of the western regions of Norway. It would sound as if there are more musicians than there actually are, however they've had much practice since this is their 3rd offering to the world. "Invisible" is a quite nonchalant recording, but a very distinct and promising one in the long run I think. Exploring the depths of their black metal roots, Emancer also display a plethora of metal styles: thrash, prog, death, dark... along with many technical time signatures and solos throughout! They have definitely retained that raw, cold black metal feel-- they've just strengthened their musical horizons a bit. I find them comparable to such bands as Mayhem, Bathory, Enslaved, Darkthrone, Burzum, and early-Dimmu Borgir to name the ones off the top of my head. Mithrin and Gorbag (Emancer) have a high place of their own among the Norwegian elite! This stuff is quite supreme!!

Rating: 87

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell