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Enthroned Darkness Triumphant [Enhanced]

Dimmu Borgir Audio CD
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1. Mourning Palace
2. Spellbound (By The Devil)
3. In Death's Embrace
4. Relinquishment Of Spirit And Flesh
5. The Night Masquerade
6. Tomentor Of Christian Souls
7. Entrance
8. Master Of Disharmony
9. Prudence's Fall
10. A Succubus In Repture
11. Hidden Track #11

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Norwegian metal masters release their third LP, in the classic 'Black Metal' tradition.

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1 x CD Album
Germany 1997

1Mourning Palace5:13
2Spellbound (By The Devil)4:08
3In Death's Embrace5:42
4Relinquishment Of Spirit And Flesh5:32
5The Night Masquerade4:25
6Tormentor Of Christian Souls5:39
7Entrance4:47
8Master Of Disharmony4:15
8Prudence's Fall5:56
10A Succubus In Rapture5:59
11Raabjørn Speiler Draugheimens Skodde5:02

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Great music, the lyrics on the other hand aren't so good. Lyrically these boys are trying WAY too hard to be evil and have crossed the line into the world of lyrical irrelevance. Call me crazy but these songs about Satan just chap my ass. There's little or no poetry or art to their lyrics. And unlike other black metal bands like Darkthrone, Emperor or especially Burzum, the music just doesn't fit the lyrical content. I get the idea that they're praising satan not because they actually believe anthing, but for shock value. And hey if you play black metal you're supposed to sing about satan, how tired. At least when Slayer sings Lucifer's praises they sound convincing.
OK that said, the music on Enthrone Darkness Triumphant absolutely rocks. Its much better than the slight lyrics. Good use of keyboards, which I usually am suspicious of in metal, coupled with aggressive guitar and dynamic song writing. Every song has memorable and oftimes insane riffs and melodies. This is some harmonically interesting and diverse music. There's dissonance, consonance and dynamic tension to be found in every song. "Spellbound by the Devil" (oh crap, more satan) has an excellent use of mournful yet epic keyboards ranging in sound from pipe organ to sampled chorus. There are lots of stops and starts and complex yet engaging shifts in tempo and mood, all in one song.
Dimmu Borgir write some very compelling, dark and yet beautiful music that can really take you out of yourself. I'm not a big fan of symphonic black metal but this is certainly one of the most interesting metal releases of 1997 and well worth getting. Just ditch the satan cliches next time OK?
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5.0 out of 5 stars An essential black metal release. Jan. 18 2004
Format:Audio CD
Although many traditional Black Metal bands, such as Emperor, Immortal and Dissection, are more consistantly heavy and dark than Dimmu Borgir, Dimmu has got something that many of these other bands lack- a diverse and multilayed sound that is both accessible and brutal. Accessible and brutal? Sounds like a contradiction, you might say. Yet, Dimmu Borgir has somehow managed to blend styles together to create what many refer to as "the new sound of Black Metal." Some call it Symphonic Black Metal, others dub it Melodic Black Metal. Whatever it is, Dimmu Borgir has mastered it. This is one amazing album. My purchases have not followed the same direction of Dimmu's release dates. My first two Dimmu Borgir albums were the newest two, ("Puritanical Euphoric Misanthopia" and "Death Cult Armageddon"). While some of the songs on those albums were more diversified, "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant" is a more powerful release. It is a perfect blend of guitars, drums and especially keyboards. Every fan of Black Metal should own this. In fact, every fan of extreme metal should at least consider buying this. You won't regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Symphonic Black Metal Nov. 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
Norwegian Black Metal ... what can I say? A genre that is often split between True Black Metal and "false" Black Metal has been through many changes. Instead of calling Dimmu Borgir "false Black Metal" I shall call them "Symphonic Black Metal" since it's more accurate. Anyhow, let's get onto the music! Making splendid use of keyboards and melodic guitars, the Norwegians continue to grow and mature into what I would consider the World's greatest Symphonic Black Metal band.
I still consider Enthrone Darkness Triumphant to be the best Symphonic Black Metal album this Earth has seen. It possesses every quality I look for in this often stale genre ... majestic keyboards, melodic guitars, bombastic drums, excellent vocals, and, most of all, passion. It is rare that I hear an album that flows with such feeling and passion as this. Songs such as In Death's Embrace (my all-time favorite Symphonic Black Metal song), Entrance and A Succubus In Rapture are perfect examples of how passionate Dimmu Borgir's music can be.
While reviewing this album, I cannot help but hate the fact that I only mentioned three songs above. EVERY song on this album (including the "hidden" bonus track ... a remake of Raabjørn Speiler Draugheimens Skodde taken from their first release - For All Tid) is simply overflowing with emotion and feeling. There is not one dry song, moment or even second found on this album.
If you are reading this and aren't exactly sure what to buy, I highly suggest this album. It's one of most beautiful albums I own and you certainly won't be disappointed to what I consider one of the best albums of the 1990s. Flawless!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dimmu cannot be compared to Slipknot.... June 9 2003
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Format:Audio CD
I have three Dimmu CDs and World Misanthropy (DVD). Real diehard black metal fans probably don't enjoy DB as much because it's like punk, there is mainstream and small underground. DB would compare to Manson in the states as maniacs by parents but enjoyed by metalheads. Those of you new to the whole Norwegian scene, this is one of; if not the best to start with. It's not as fast as Puritanical... and the recording isn't as great but the guitars are so perfect with the keyboards. The newer DB albums are going to sound a lot different because DB has had about 10 different members, including two keyboard/samplers since Enthrone.... As compared to Slipknot, what is with you people? Slipknot sounds nothing like DB, and who is to care about bass and treble? It's the music that counts and those that like to hear talant by the barrelful over people pounding at d-tuned guitars will definatly appriciate this album.
Highlights:
1. Mourning Palace
2. Spellbound (By the Devil)
9. Prudence's Fall
3. Entrace
6. Tormentor of Christian Souls
P.S. Those who religiously listen to bands like Darkthrone, Burzum or Ulver may not enjoy this as much as I am going down that path and don't listen to DB as much as I used to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best album from Dimmu
Intense and somewhat melodic black metal at its best! The best vocal performance from Shagrath to date. All tracks are worth five stars.
Published 4 months ago by David Emond
5.0 out of 5 stars one of Dimmu's finest pieces
While this certainly isn't true black metal, it is a rather delightful off-shoot that shows great potential. Read more
Published on July 9 2004 by Morgan Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars the cliche band at thier best
contrary of every other cd this band has put out, this is the one I can stand the most. this is your cliche satanistic poser black metal band, nothing more. Read more
Published on June 28 2004 by stitchwork
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest black metal release, EVER.
Evil flows thoughout this album, and Satan's majesty and power are revealed. What's great about this album is the shift from the chaotic to the more atmoshperic slower songs. Read more
Published on June 23 2004 by Seth Nelson
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Converter
I agree with the fact that this is the best Dimmu CD along with Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia. I have listerned to black metal for a couple of years now and this isn't really... Read more
Published on May 24 2004 by RJ Phoenix
5.0 out of 5 stars To those Criticizers...
First off, Dimmu is definitely more evil and heavy then Slipknot. Slipknot needs 2 percussionists? They have no talent (Slipknot). Read more
Published on Feb. 28 2004 by Cman
2.0 out of 5 stars Caca
Okay, someone has to tell this Galder character and his little buddies that, contrary to their steadfast beliefs, keyboards do not make up for shoddy guitar riffs. Read more
Published on Feb. 27 2004 by F. Murray
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of Dimmu Borgir
I think Dimmu Borgir is overrated nowadays, and their last album didn't do anything for me, but this one's a killer. Read more
Published on Feb. 17 2004 by mysanthropyk_overlord
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
What can i say about this album that hasn't been said before. Nothing. If you don't buy this cd you are an idiot.
Published on Jan. 16 2004 by Eulogist
5.0 out of 5 stars Still great...
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant stands as one of Dimmu Borgir's best releases. Their first album in English, and was it amazing! Read more
Published on Dec 12 2003
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