I was lucky enough to pick this up in 1998 when I first really started getting into black metal and I have to say that "Pagan Prosperity" is definitly one of the best albums to do that with. Galdar's vocals shine here,as opposed to "Born of the Flickering" where they were thin and scratchy, here, especially with the overdub of high pitched and low pitched growls like in the end of "My Demonic Figures", you can really feel the power that can be Galdar's scream. The guitars are woven intricatley. Nothing is better than the solo tradeoff in "The Millenium King" between Galdar and Jardar. The production is probably one of the first cleaner sounds in the history of black metal. Its not too layered, too thin or too raw. The only thing I find flawed is the toning down of the double bass but I guess Tony sucked it up on drums. If only Tdjolav would have stayed around I think the album would have definitly had more. Another shining point here is the mix of the bass. In most other black metal albums around 1997, the bass was almost gone but here Jardar is clearly audible, adding to good production. All in all "Pagan Prosperity" is more of a landmark album than people give it credit for so if you are commiting the carnal sin of not owning this album I suggest you repent today and get it!