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Ihsahn Streaming New Song “Frozen Lakes on Mars” Online

Guitar World Magazine has premiered the first song from former Emperor vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn’s forthcoming new album "After." The track “Frozen Lakes on Mars” can be heard at this location.

Recorded during the first half of 2009, "After" completes Ihsahn's planned trilogy of initial recordings. "After" will be released in Europe on January 25th and in the U.S. on January 26th. The track listing for "After" is as follows:

1. The Barren Lands
2. A Grave Inversed
3. After
4. Frozen Lakes on Mars
5. Undercurrent
6. Austere
7. Heavens Black Sea
8. On the Shores

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LordAssenfroth's avatar

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1. LordAssenfroth writes:

ihsahn rules!!!!!!!

# Nov 2, 2009 @ 3:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. weasel321 writes:

"This is my first album written with eight-string guitars..." What! How many strings do you need. Can somebody please explain. I understand seven (low B) but, eight! Hell, I'm still trying to figure out six! LOL

# Nov 2, 2009 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

I just fell in love.

# Nov 2, 2009 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Jenny writes:

I liked it.

# Nov 3, 2009 @ 9:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Hammerheart writes:

That was great. I love Emperor, but this is the first I've heard of Ihsahn's solo material. Can anybody recommend an album of his to check out first?

# Nov 3, 2009 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Cynic writes:

Either! I don't know, I'm getting jaded about Ihsahn's music now. Anyone else feels like he's becoming a homogenized version of the guy that wrote "Prometheus"? Feels like the classical element he had has been replaced with Opeth/SYL.

# Nov 3, 2009 @ 10:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. xFiruath writes:

I recommend both of them, but start with the first "The Adversary" and the move on to the second "AngL" (you can also check out my review of AngL here on Metalunderground). The Adversary has a more epic and symphonic approach with a few over the top elements. AngL is more focused and dark, and it has the super-amazingly-absurdly awesome black metal duet with Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth. I can't speak for the song referenced in this article, since I'm waiting to listen until I have all the songs together with the CD insert, but I'm assuming it redefines the term "kick ass."

Cynic and I always end up on opposite ends of this discussion about Ihsahn versus Emperor. We both agree that Prometheus was amazing (I'd even go so far as to say it was without question Emperor's best album), but I actually far prefer solo Ihsahn to Emperor itself. While it isn't as cold or outright brutal/heavy/evil, I think it's far superior and much more refined and mature. But then again I crave melody, experimentation, and avant-garde elements in my metal and I would be perfectly OK with blast beats and low production simply going away. Whether anyone else prefers Emperor to Ihsahn will depend completely on individual taste. Both are great, but how you feel about black metal in general will play a big role in which you like more.

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