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|2.||Pillars of Mercy||04:21||Show lyrics|
|3.||A Shield with an Iron Face||03:22||Show lyrics|
|5.||The Cognate House of Courtly Witches Lies West of County Meath||04:19||Show lyrics|
|6.||She Cries the Quiet Lake||04:10||Show lyrics|
|8.||From Ancient Times (Starless Skies Burn to Ash)||03:53||Show lyrics|
|9.||Four Crossed Wands (Spell 181)||04:46||Show lyrics|
|10.||Vorago (Spell 182)||05:45||Show lyrics|
|11.||Bron (Of the Waves)||01:32||Instrumental|
|12.||Stone of Destiny (...for Magh Slécht and Ard Righ)||07:46||Show lyrics|
|Proscriptor McGovern||Vocals, Drums, Percussion, Synthesizers|
|Shaftiel||Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Vocals, Bass|
|Masthema Mazziqim||Vocals (backing)|
|Sir Don Shannon||Bagpipes|
|Ronnie Trent||Vocals (backing)|
|Melechesh Ashmedi||Vocals (backing)|
|Sir Vincent Rossi||Guitars (acoustic), Mandolin|
|David Harbour||Keyboards, Piano|
|Sir William Hell||Photography|
|Kris Verwimp||Cover art|
|Absu - Tara||100%||ThrashManiacAYD||October 29th, 2009|
|One of the many reasons I...||89%||BastardHead||April 16th, 2009|
|Bow Down To Absu! Do It!||98%||SlipIntoLambCambria||October 24th, 2008|
|It's "Absu"-lutely...||95%||Fifth_Figure||September 16th, 2004|
|Okay riffs, horrendous...||55%||UltraBoris||April 11th, 2004|
|Opus # 2||100%||Vlad_Tepes||March 22nd, 2004|
|2nd Best Metal Album...?||100%||Spawnhorde||January 22nd, 2004|
|exemplary||98%||SculptedCold||October 24th, 2003|
|Mythological Occult Metal||100%||Mourningrise||August 27th, 2003|
|if this doesn't get yer...||86%||ironasinmaiden||May 28th, 2003|
Produced by Kol Marshall and Absu.
Recorded by Kol Marshall between September-December 2000 at Nomad Recording Studios, Carrollton, Texas.
All music composed and written by Shaftiel excluding "Tara" and "Tara (Recapitulation)", written and performed by Sir Don Shannon.
All arrangements by Proscriptor McGovern.
All lyrics by Proscriptor McGovern and Equitant Ifernain Dal Gais.
The album is separated in two chapters.
Phase One: Ioldánach's Pedagogy: Tracks 1-7
Phase Two: The Cythraul Klan's Scrutiny: Tracks 8-13
"Manannán" is a re-recorded version of the song of same name which originally appeared on the mini-album "In the Eyes of Ioldánach" (1998).
The vinyl version is limited to 1000 copies.
May 2006 : Collector's edition picture LP re-released on Agonia Records.
September 2009: remastered digipack reissue with 'In the Eyes of Ioldánach' as bonus tracks.
Warning - Osmose Productions CD presses may contain a copy-protection method which renders the CD completely unreadable in PCs and certain modern Hi-Fi systems. This isn't indicated anywhere on the packaging.