I was very impressed by this cd when i first listened to it. the gothic keyboards, and the ambient violins and cellos really mixed well with the razor guitars, blastbeat drums, and the deomon vocals of dani(also the backing vocalist was very impressive). so, as thing go, this cd was more musicly impressive than anything else i've heard from CoF, but lyriclly it dragged in one big place; the song Lord Abortion. I hate gorn metal (with the exception of Warpath by Six Feet Under) and the lyrics on this song brought images of Cannibal Corpse to mind. Crappy gore metal should not cross with noweigen black metal! other than that, this album was perfect even down to the cd booklet, which strangly matched the whole atmosphere. on another note, some guy bashed Emperor a band that really influenced CoF, relating the acronym BM (black metal) for bowel movement! he should burn in the fiery pits of hell that CoF, Dimmu Borgir, Naglfar, ...And Oceans, and all us fans have dug out over the years of listening.