Sound — 6
Eh, decent for what it is. The keyboards rock! In my humble opinion, if it weren't for the keyboards this band would be crap. Not to say they don't have other virtues, for example the drums. Incredible to say the least. Black Metal (or whatever you call this stuff) does not lend itself to being recorded well, but they've done just about as good a job as can be done in that regard - which isn't that great.
Lyrics — 4
Don't know. Quite honestly I burned it so I don't even have the lyrics. Don't want them, either. I am not scared of Satan nor of anyone who professes to believe in or worship Satan. I simply don't care. Writing about Satan is an excuse to not think - and to make a living as an "artist" when in fact there is not a shred of creativity in the whole deal.
Overall Impression — 8
Overall, I have to say it is a good record, certainly their strongest effort. Stylistically, it is a bit out-dated in that I can clearly pinpoint all the ways Black Metal has improved since this was recorded; namely better guitar sounds, more clearly defined drums and bass and a merciful end to the cheesy women saying supposedly scary things in Finnish or whatever. This album has all sorts of that going on, but it's pretty good. Definitely one I will give a spin occasionally, and maybe even crank it in the best parts. By the way, I realize my obvious ignorance as to where in Europe this band comes from (somewhere cold, I think) and I must explain in advance that I simply do not care. Does it really matter? Their supposed "Satanism" tells me all I need to know about them already, where they're from is irrelevant. Still, they do rock. They get a 4.