Nuclear War Now! Productions is proud to once again offer this gem of early Polish DEATH/BLACK METAL. “The Time Before Time” is perfectly characterized as an archetype of the sound that tended to emanate from the Eastern European extreme metal scene of the time. It features varying tempos that change abruptly, uniquely unorthodox riff progressions, a healthy dose of tremolo-bar-infused guitar leads, and Bariel’s gruffly barked vocals. This NWN! reissue also includes extensive liner notes written by Bariel himself and a layout that features the original artwork of P. Szymaniak, whose designs also adorned the work of Pandemonium, a contemporaneous compatriot of Imperator’s in Poland. In this most recent of Nuclear War Now’s ongoing efforts to reissue all-but-forgotten metal obscurities from this time and region, it is hoped that “The Time Before Time” will receive the recognition it deserved upon its original release.