- Audio CD (Jun 6 2008)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Sonic Unyon Records
- ASIN: B000000H2F
- Other Editions: LP Record | MP3 Download
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
|1. Det Nye Riket|
|2. Under Korpens Vinger|
|3. Over Bleknede Blaner Til Dommedag|
|6. For All Tid|
|7. Hunnerkongens Sorgsvarte Ferd Over Steppene|
|8. Raabjorn Speiler Draugheimens Skodde|
|9. DenGjemte Sannhets Hersker|
|10. Inn I Evighetens Morke: Part 1|
|11. Inn I Evighetens Morke: Part 2|
For those who are used to PEM and DCA, you will most likely not enjoy this album at all. But, if you give it a chance, you might enjoy it in due time. It's an acquired taste, in a way. I enjoy Dimmu Borgir's later albums as well, but this album has a certain feel that the others don't. But, it's also missing something the other albums have. Oh well, you can't have it perfect.
Anyways, this album hasn't got very good production, but it's better than SOME other releases (Emperor's In the Nightside Eclipse comes to mind...), and in some ways, I kinda prefer the bad production here, as it enhances the mood. Tjodalv and Silenoz have come up with some great riffs on this album, but the fact that there are no guitar solos doesn't help the fact that this album seems to drag on in certain parts and repeat a riff a few too many times before going to a new riff. Tracks 10 and 11 (on the digipak version) are from the bands first 7" EP Inn I Evighetens Morke, which had the two bonus tracks, and Raabjorn Speiler Draugheimens Skodde. Part 1 is a great (or not so great, depending on how you look at it) example of how repetitive this album can be sometimes. Though, Part 2 makes up for it, with a short, fast, pure Black Metal song. Raabjorn... and Hunnerkongens... were rerecorded for GSG, as said above, with Silenoz on vocals, and the rerecorded version of Raabjorn... was also a bonus track on certain versions of EDT.
I enjoy Under Korpens Vinger, Over Bleknede Blaner Til Dommedag, Stien, and, well, I guess it would be easier if I said which tracks I don't enjoy. I don't like Det Nye Riket, or Part 1. But, despite liking almost every track, I have to rate this album 3 stars, as it oftens gets boring at times, it has no solos, and I just can't enjoy this album as much as Stormblast onward. But, this album is still a masterpiece in it's own regard, and I suggest trying it out, as long as you keep in mind it is in almost no way similar to Dimmu's sound today.
If you enjoy this album, you might also enjoy Stormblast, also by Dimmu Borgir, which in my opinion, is more enjoyable.
This CD entranced me. I would be sitting there, listening to this CD, writing or something, and there... Read more