A monumental feat of heavy metal that I can quite comfortably call one of the best of the genre I've ever heard. Expanding on early works from the likes of Solstice, Manowar and Bathory, AK have crafted an album that leads the listener on a journey of myth and ruin guided by a soaring vocal performance and vast, multi-faceted arrangements. Special mention as well to the intricate lyrics which are an essential part of this release's strength. Play at maximum possible volume for best effect.
Favorite track: Sol Invictus.