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Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule
Studio album by Bal-Sagoth
Released 1996
Genre Symphonic black metal
Length 52:37
Label Cacophonous Records
Bal-Sagoth chronology
A Black Moon Broods over Lemuria
(1994)
Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule
(1996)
Battle Magic
(1998)

Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule is Bal-Sagoth's second full-length album, released in 1996 through Cacophonous Records.
In the song titled "And lo, When the Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, then Dark Sorceries Shall Enshroud the Citadel of the Obsidian Crown," a strong synthesizer melody begins at 4:17. This melody is a variation upon the melody heard in the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian during the scene inside Thulsa Doom's stronghold, composed by Basil Poledouris. Again from the score of Conan the Barbarian, at 00:37 in the track "Recovery" , the theme seems to be faithfully adapted by Bal-Sagoth in the track "In the Raven-Haunted Forests of Darkenhold, Where Shadows Reign and the Hues of Sunlight Never Dance" at 2:02. The band explains their inspiration came mainly from John Williams and Basil Poledouris' scores amongst others, maybe as a tribute.

Track listing

  1. "Black Dragons Soar above the Mountain of Shadows (Prologue)" – 3:05
  2. "To Dethrone the Witch-Queen of Mytos K'unn (The Legend of the Battle of Blackhelm Vale)" – 6:45
  3. "As the Vortex Illumines the Crystalline Walls of Kor-Avul-Thaa" – 6:35
  4. "Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule" – 7:23
  5. "Journey to the Isle of Mists (Over the Moonless Depths of Night-Dark Seas)" – 1:11
  6. "The Splendour of a Thousand Swords Gleaming Beneath the Blazon of the Hyperborean Empire" – 6:03
  7. "And Lo, When the Imperium Marches Against Gul-Kothoth, Then Dark Sorceries Shall Enshroud the Citadel of the Obsidian Crown" – 6:28
  8. "Summoning the Guardians of the Astral Gate" – 6:09
  9. "In the Raven-Haunted Forests of Darkenhold, Where Shadows Reign and the Hues of Sunlight Never Dance" – 6:29
  10. "At the Altar of the Dreaming Gods (Epilogue)" – 2:29
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