Precizní avant-gardní black metal. Norsko.
In 2002 Arcturus managed to astonish and surprise again with "The Sham Mirrors". Abiding by the motto 'expect the unexpected', they created an opus that shows their musical and song-writing comprehension and ability once more, while at the same time it is accessible to an unexpected degree. It combines characteristics of the first two albums with a lot of new elements: again the band's creativity and joy of experimentation seem to be immense; again they are ahead of their time."The Sham Mirrors" is clearly rooted in the band's past and shows Arcturus' elemental way into the future.