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Enthroned Darkness Triumphant Enhanced
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|8. Master Of Disharmony|
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|11. Hidden Track #11|
Norwegian metal masters release their third LP, in the classic 'Black Metal' tradition.
Top Customer Reviews
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?
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!
1. Mourning Palace
2. Spellbound (By the Devil)
9. Prudence's Fall
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.
Most recent customer reviews
Intense and somewhat melodic black metal at its best! The best vocal performance from Shagrath to date. All tracks are worth five stars.Published on May 17 2014 by David Emond
While this certainly isn't true black metal, it is a rather delightful off-shoot that shows great potential. Read morePublished on July 9 2004 by Morgan Kelly
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 morePublished on June 28 2004 by stitchwork
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 morePublished on June 23 2004 by Seth Nelson
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 morePublished on May 24 2004 by RJ Phoenix
First off, Dimmu is definitely more evil and heavy then Slipknot. Slipknot needs 2 percussionists? They have no talent (Slipknot). Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by Cman
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 morePublished on Feb. 27 2004 by F. Murray
I think Dimmu Borgir is overrated nowadays, and their last album didn't do anything for me, but this one's a killer. Read morePublished on Feb. 17 2004 by mysanthropyk_overlord