I really wish Dimmu Borgir did some more albums in Norwegian than they did.
This CD entranced me. I would be sitting there, listening to this CD, writing or something, and there were points when I just -had- to stop what I was doing for a few moments and just listen. Their language is just beautiful; the way Shagrath sings at times seems poetic.
But of course, I have my reasons for giving it less than five stars. The first half of instrumental track one doesn't appeal to me much at all. Kinda like..wierd computer-like sounds, then it slows and goes into something else, which I honestly can't describe, besides the fact that it is somewhat repetitive and boring. I often skip to the second half, which is piano, and Shagrath speaking in a poetic way.
Numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 and 11 must be my favorites..well, #4 must be my very VERY favorite...
The guitar riffs, singing and use of piano and other effects is all done very well, though Shagrath's singing in the beginning of track three isn't very easy to take seriously, but it is something I got over after awhile. The rest of the song is, in my opinion, excellent.
Well I can't get into analyzing every song at this point, but in general, it is one of those Dimmu Borgir albums that must be heard, though the band itself stated that it is not a representation of the music they make today.
Check it out.