Spiritual Black Dimension Enhanced
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4Th Album, 9 New Trax From Leading Norwegian Black Metallers.
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Top Customer Reviews
1. Reptile - Excellent opener, the clean vocals and keyboards are amazing.. 10/10
2. Phantasmagoria - The heaviest track on the album, no let up on this song.. 8.5/10
3. Dreamside Dominions - Another highlight, Mustis is brilliant, once again keyboards make the song.. great lyrics too.. 10/10
4. United in Unhallowed Grace - Awesome rhythm guitars w/ awesome vocals from Shagrath.. 9/10
5. The Promised Future Aeons - Great intro, great solos, great keyboards, great song.. 10/10
6. Blazing Monolith of Defiance - Cool title, but this is the only song that doesn't do anthing for me.. - 1/10
7. Insight and the Catharsis - Amazing track from beginning to end.. More great lyrics, very powerful song overall, was my favrotite until.. 10/10
8. Grotesquery Conceiled - Highest of the highlights.. Dark vocals, atmospheric keyboards, amazing solos, best song on the album.. 10/10
9. Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria - Futuristic black metal song.. 9/10
Spiritual Black Dimensions is quite synth-laden. This is thanks (mainly) to Mustis, whose debut as the band's keyboardist is on this album. Though some people dislike the synth melodies and symphonic feel of the album, it creates quite a dark atmosphere which engulfs the entire disc and submerges the listener into a world of dark musical labyrinths and black melodies. The synth work on this disc is not nearly as orchestral or overbearing sounding as that of Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia or Death Cult Armageddon - it is much more intimate and intensely dark. Nor, however, is it as classical/medieval oriented as Stormblåst. Many piano and organ patches are used, as opposed to strings, choirs, or orchestra synths.
The grand highlight of the album, however, is the songwriting. Here Silenoz works perfectly with the other band members to create a masterful work. None of the songs become repetitive or boring at all (which some of Dimmu Borgir's previous albums or songs are perhaps slightly guilty of), and there is absolutely no filler. Every track has memorable melodies and frantic, blasting, pure black metal passages. Shagrath's vocal attack is deadlier than ever, and more disgusting and evil. Some clean vocals are utilized on this CD (the first time for Dimmu Borgir), and they fit perfectly with the music. The album flows beautifully together.Read more ›
There's a lot of synthesizer on here, and sometimes that takes away from the heaviness, but also makes it more symphonic, almost cinematic at times. Shagrath's voice is very damning, and the fact that you can't understand what he's saying makes it easier for non-satanists to listen to without being offended. Of course, I wouldn't be offended anyway because those are their beliefs, but some more sensitive listeners might. So if that's what's keeping you away from Dimmu, then you might find some relief in knowing that, without the insert booklet, it won't really sound that bad to you. Drumming is good, but the guitar work is often drowned out by the synth (that also irritates me about Cradle of Filth). It's a good album, but I'd recommend Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia first, as it's heavier. Then, get yourself a copy of Stormblast. I don't have it, but my neighbor has it and I listened to his copy - good stuff!
Something happened that made this album even more enjoyable to me. Once I went to the DB official homepage and saw an interesting picture. Shagrath without the maquillage, laying in the sofa with a budweiser in one hand, looking at the camera with a ridiculous drunk expression(you know, that easy smile and half closed eyes...), the pic was taken after a "cool" party. Probably you won't find this image anymore, the webmaster soon realized he had just ruined the band's principal marketing factor: THEIR IMAGE. Painted guys dressed in black, giant evil rings, necklaces and other parafernalia, showing the sharp canines and the black sharp artificial nails.
As I said, that made the album even more enjoyable to me. I AM a black metal fan, but I simply don't care about the image nor I am a satanist because those guys say it's cool. The MUSIC delights me. All the tracks are awesome, "Spiritual..." is without a doubt an ESSENTIAL melodic black metal album.
Most recent customer reviews
To put it quite simply, this is one dimmu cd that you will either love or hate. I happened to love how they seamlessly created crushing,brutal beauty. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by Morgan Kelly
please do NOT compare dimmu borgir with marilyn manson. dimmu borgir will blow marilyn manson out of the water anyday of the week, and they don't rub their crotches on security... Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by king beagley
I really like Dimmu Borgir but this cd I am not too sure about. I think the recording quality is horrible. It sounds like they recorded this album with a tape recorder. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2004
I don't understand why this album is rated 4 stars. This is in 2nd place after Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2003 by E. Sharon
I recommend this album to all that love metal or goth rock. THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST SHATTERING CD'S EVER MADE. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003
Dimmu Borgir hailed from Norway as the most savage and skilled by their blending of the brutality of black metal,opera beauty with melancholy and the products of industrial... Read morePublished on July 1 2003 by Dennis Diaz
Dimmu Borgir has released an album that is almost as good as "Enthrone...". Songs like "Behind the Curtains of Night-Phantasmagoria", "Reptile", "Blazing Monoliths of Defiance",... Read morePublished on June 16 2003 by Reijo Piippula
I WOULD GIVE THIS ALBUM 1.0000000 STARS FOR ITS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST BLACK METAL ALBUM IN HISTORY OF THE GENRE!! Read morePublished on May 21 2001 by Wolfheart