Ihsahn – The Adversary


Vegard Sverre Tveitan, better known as Ihsahn, is a Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, singer, and composer, best known for his work with black metal band Emperor. Since 2006, Tveitan has primarily devoted himself to solo albums and occasional guest appearances. Beyond the characteristics typically associated with metal music, Tveitan’s musical style also includes classical, industrial, and progressive elements. He is a progenitor of the symphonic black metal genre. Emperor’s final album, Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise, composed by Ihsahn, epitomizes the genre. The Adversary is his debut solo album, released on 10 April 2006. It is the first in a conceptual trilogy of albums including angL and After. It features a guest vocal appearance by Ulver‘s Garm. The album has been noted for its stylistic diversity, encompassing extreme metal as well as progressive and classic metal influences.

Label: Candlelight Records
Cat. # CANDLE766681

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