The 30 Greatest Metal Albums of the ’90s

November 10, 2021 12:18pm

There’s this narrative pushed by music journalists and nostalgia series that metal died screaming in the ’90s. The idea is that the moment Kurt Cobain first played “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” metal clutched its heart, […]


Emperor Announce 30th Anniversary Livestream Show

April 12, 2021 2:28pm

Though not the flashiest black metal band of the Norwegian second wave, Emperor were arguably the best. What they lacked in destructive antics, the classically-oriented four-piece made up for in musicianship and grandiose scale, making […]


Ihsahn’s 10 Favorite Pop Songs of the ’80s

September 8, 2020 10:30am

These days, Ihsahn can do whatever he wants. The former frontman of Norwegian black metal legends Emperor has forged a solo career of beautiful, bizarre, and sometimes baffling experimental music that would make your average […]


5 Bands That Wouldn’t Exist Without Emperor

April 27, 2020 2:39pm

Second wave of black metal tyrants Emperor blew down the gates with such seminal frostbitten masterpieces as 1994’s In the Nightside Eclipse and 1997’s Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, spearheading the symphonic black-metal style […]