If one were to liken the Elysian Fields to any other black metal group, Emperor would probably be the best comparison -- both groups alternate haunting, melodic passages with fierce blasts of noise, although Elysian Fields takes Emperor's orchestrated arrangements a step further, replacing keyboards with acoustic instruments like violin and piano. Also much like Emperor, the Elysian Fields pine for a lost pagan past, when their nation's culture (in this case Greece) reached the apex of its power and influence. But ultimately, the Elysian Fields have their own distinct voice, a welcome rarity in the black metal world.
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AllMusic Review by Steve Huey