Nemesis Divina (Century Media, 1997)
Satyricon's style back in the early to mid-90's was characterized by open and fluid compositions that made way for the grim vocals (he also provided guitars, bass, and keyboards) of the band's leader, Satyr. The word that comes to mind when you put Nemesis Divina on is "anthemic." Songs like "Mother Earth" and "The Dawn of a New Age" are epic in scope and proves the band had a firm grip on their songwriting style early in their career. Showing off their forward-thinking ways, the band even throw in hints of industrial-rock on the instrumental "Transcendental Requiem of Slaves" which was radical at the time. Early torchbearers for the black-metal scene like Mayhem and Bulldozer could have never imagined the sound they helped shape would get to these heights.