The album "Anthems at the Welken at Dusk" is Emperor's second studio album which was released in 1997. It was recorded in Norway and is thought to be one of the most popular albums in black metal at the time. The lyrical themes began to move away from nature and Satanic elements and began to incorporate more mystical elements.
Emperor is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991. They are regarded as highly influential to emerging black metal bands. They were active for a little under a decade, due to some of their members being incarcerated for murder and arson of churches. They regrouped for very brief periods to play small tours but never recorded any new music during that time. Their members were all devoted pagans and Satanists, and most of their music is steeped in the culture of Nordic Paganism. They fully believe the church is evil, which is why they began to burn churches themselves. Skal!