- Audio CD (June 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.Read more ›
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.