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IX Equilibrium

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Length  44:01
Release date  22 February 1999
Label  Candlelight Records
Artist  Emperor
Producer  Thorbjørn Akkerhaugen
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Released  April 27, 1999 (1999-04-27)
Recorded  October 1998–January 1999
IX Equilibrium (1999)  Prometheus The Discipline of Fire & Demise (2000)
Genres  Black metal, Symphonic black metal, Progressive metal
Similar  Emperor albums, Black metal albums

Emperor ix equilibrium full album

IX Equilibrium is the third studio album by the black metal band Emperor.



Eduardo Rivadavia of AllMusic describes the album as a "sonic onslaught of nearly impenetrable proportions". He noted that drummer Trym "doesn't so much keep time as pummel his kit incessantly", while guitarists Ihsahn and Samoth "contribute an equally oppressive wall of sound laced with keyboard textures so demonic they were seemingly concocted by the great horned one himself."

He concluded, "Far from a masterpiece, but hardly a stinker either, IX Equilibrium falls quite short of the group's earlier albums through sheer lack of diversity, and will prove indigestible to all but the most committed black metal fans."


  • Ihsahn – vocals, lead guitars, synthesizers, bass guitar
  • Samoth – rhythm guitars
  • Trym – drums, percussion
  • Songs

    1Curse You All Men4:41
    2Decrystallizing Reason6:23
    3An Elegy of Icaros6:40


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