I didn't say image is as important as the music. I believe that in black metal attention to asthetics helps to create a certain atmosphere which helps to magnify the music, it is no different in my mind than having artwork which suits a band on the CD.
Does anyone have a jewelcase version of Manifesting The Raging Beast? I just opened up the case, as I'm transferring all of my CDs and the booklets into storage folders (and keeping the back inserts in a box file for the future). My copy has 4 identical tray inserts, and I was wondering if anyone else found the same. I can't see any reason for it, so assume it's an error.
At first I thought that maybe the outer one covered something obscene on the inner one... but then there was another... and another!