There are, at most, a handful of albums and a handful of songs that really define modern day black metal. Nemesis Divina is definitely one of those records, and 'Mother North' is definitely one of those songs," Satyr boldly (and rightfully) claims. When Satyricon released their third album in 1996, their status as one of the most significant and creatively vital bands in Norwegian black metal was already beyond dispute, but Nemesis Divina was no ordinary record or just another step along the road to infamy. It showcased a band that finally had the skill and the musical intuition to back up the undeniable potency of their artistic vision. Sonically devastating and compositionally meticulous, songs like 'Mother North' and 'The Dawn Of A New Age' redefined what black metal was capable of, while proudly retaining the genre's ageless essence and aesthetic values.