In the book Precious Metal: Decibel Presents the Stories Behind 25 Extreme Metal Masterpieces
, Ain mentions "Dethroned Emperor" as one of his favorites, due to the fantasy lyrics. He says, "You can obviously interpret it as us trying to reclaim our throne, like we're trying to do right now - maybe that's why it's one of my favorites right now. It's a metaphor I can relate to nowadays."
Also in Precious Metal
, Tom Warrior says of this song: "I like the tempo changes, and I like the slow groove of it. I like slow, heavy music, probably because I grew up with things like Black Sabbath. My favorite is when the riffs are huge and crunchy and they have time to unfold. I don't subscribe to hectic music, where everything has to be hurried. I like music to be able to breathe. A lot of bands mistake speed for heaviness, and they're definitely not the same thing."