“The Blood Howling Eternity” follows up with the bass line holding the primary melody over a well-chosen series of chords from the guitars. Although there are many examples, with all that is out there, this doesn't happen that often. It caught me off guard in a good way. At this point I'm feeling that this is the root of evil that gets lost in a bunch of fancy things and prefab song structures in a lot of modern metal. This is raw black metal done right.
Two more tracks that I will mention are the two parts of “Sorrowful Moonlight”
Part 1: “The Fever of Blood” starts off with a super aggressive mix of early Satyricon and late Bathory, and takes you through a blood boiling journey complete with climax and denouement in a masterfully artistic fashion. Part 2: “Catacombs of Infinity” picks up tracks later at the end of the album in the same scale, same atmosphere, almost as if the earlier track is simply continuing. The tempo and feel change quickly though so the listener can tell it is a different expression entirely. It speeds up through a battle almost, then brings you along the catacombs with a nice slow expressive riff complete with a more yelling type of vocal style. This continues on with the drums increasing tempo and dictating the feel of the riff, until the despairing vocals come in and the band goes full shred.
Moving right along, each song has it's own atmosphere that ties in to the concept of the album. Although two hours of black metal can lead you feeling like all the songs are the same, I must say each track had just enough distinction to keep you going through the album. It is a call back to what made the genre great in the early nineties, but with a unique twist and the bands own brand of seething hatred and despair.