This is still and by far one of the best black metal albums I've ever heard. It's rough, it's pure, it's cold and emotional to a point where everything starts to overwhelm you at once.
The bluegrass influence was new for me but it made it even more credible. Listen to The Long Road Part 1-3 and tell me your not stunned and blown away by this sheer amount of melancholic storytelling.
Favorite track: The Long Road Part 3: The Sigh Of Summer.