Album Review: Ihsahn – “Arktis”

ihsahn arktis cover Ihsahn‘s career has been a long one. As the front man and primary songwriter for the legendary Emperor, he’s kept himself busy for the better part of the last twenty years. So it came as a surprise that his solo project was not only so ambitious but perhaps that it existed at all. And ambitious is certainly putting it mildly. Since his first solo release as Ihsahn in 2006 he has explored progressive, experimental, ambient, atmospheric and rock n’roll inspired black metal. Ihsahn has composed symphonies, included free jazz saxophones, displayed an immense talent for vocals and generally done essentially whatever he wants. And that’s exactly what makes his new albumĀ Arktis so successful. Continue reading