Look at any “best of black metal albums ever” list and Immortal’s “At the Heart of Winter” is sure to be within top 5 of every single one of those articles. While some fans may prefer earlier releases because they are more “grim” or “kvlt”, no one can deny that this release is a staple and must listen if you are getting into black metal. The riffs and song writing are beyond good. The vocals are some of the best within the genre. I absolutely adore Immortal’s drum sound on this album. Bass is thick and punchy. Production is great and Immortal somehow uses guitar tricks, excellent songwriting and pure musicianship to create such an exciting and energetic black metal listening experience. I have such a good time every single time I pop this album on and press play. It’s 6 songs and 46 minutes of headbanging and invisible oranges, absolutely fuck yeah to all of this.