Today and throughout the week AOL Music will be streaming Eremita, the latest full-length from former Emperor mastermind IHSAHN, in its entirety! Scheduled to drop tomorrow via Candlelight Records, the nine-track masterwork was recorded and produced at Telemark’s Ivory Shoulder Studios, with additional tracking completed at Notodden’s Juke Joint Studio and Seattle’s Envisage Audio, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) at Fascination Street Studios in Orebo, Sweden. In an 8/10 review Decibel assures: “…those into prime prog metal, here’s one of your favorite albums of 2012,” and Guitar World notes: “… IHSAHN proves yet again that he is one of the most influential, progressive and enduring musicians to emerge out of the classic Norwegian black metal scene.” MetalSucks: shares the sentiment proclaiming: “IHSAHN just keeps getting better and better with every album he releases. He’s really come into his own as one of the most talented musicians and songwriters in all of metal, and his distinct, singular sound has come a long way from his days in Emperor,” while About.com boasts in a 4.5/5 review: “…one of the musical highlights of this year.”
Hear Eremita in full at THIS LOCATION.
Alongside IHSAHN, the mammoth undertaking features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining – Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (Star of Ash).