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Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia (Original Edition) Original recording, Import
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Well, about two months ago, I was looking for something new and FINALLY decided to risk the cost of a CD on 'Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia'. Today, as I write this with "Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny" blasting away in the background, I'm eating crow with a huge evil grin on my face and washing it down with 24 year old Scotch. This is far and away one of the best metal albums I've heard in YEARS. How anyone could listen to this and NOT love it has me utterly bewildered.
Okay, so maybe they don't fit into the way-too-conservative category of "true" Norwegian black metal. Indeed, it IS a bit difficult to categorize them at all. You've got the melodic keyboards of Emperor, the theatrics of CoF (see the band members' photos in the enclosed booklet, the one of Galder being particularly amusing...Read more ›
Vocals - Shagrath
Guitar - Galder
Guitar - Silenoz
Keyboard - Mustis
Bass - Vortex
Drums - Nicholas Barker
Dimmu Borgir is Norway,s premier black metal band at its best!! This album is great, not containing a sore song anywhere. The musicianship is extraordinary and the production is much better than that of your typical black metal band. The music on this cd is more brutal than "Death Cult Armeggedon," the band's newest album, but this album contains more musical shifts and more complex art within each individual song. The addition of an orchestra fills in those eerie evil moments. Although it is not a full blown orchestra, such as the one from Prague that they used for "Death Cult Armaggedon", it still adds to its complex musical structure.
Of, course, there is one downfall of their lyrical structure: It reveals they are blatantly satanic. The lyrics are well thought out and VERY complex, but once you realize what its trying to say it goes downhill from there..... But through most of the cd it wouldn't really matter because you can't really interpret what Shagrath is saying. One thing I do appreciate about Shagrath's singing is that he doesn't have violent screams for singing. Instead he sings in a deep thrash voice, which allows the listener to listen without having to clench his face every time he hears Shagrath singing. When Vortex comes along though, you can really sense the world getting darker around you. His voice is hauntingly awesome and it adds to the demonic aspect of the music.
1. Fear and Wonder - 5/5 - Excellent peice performed by Dimmu's guest orchestra.Read more ›
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Top three greatest albums by symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir. Norweigian symphonic black metal for fans of CRADLE OF FILTH, SOTHIS, BEHOMOTH, SATYRICON, and KHOLD.Published 12 months ago by CRAZOTOLOGY
This cd from them guys all but hard core an really eveil. Never heard a bad album from them. But this one is totally awsome.Published on June 18, 2014 by joshua
It is a great album from start to finish. I love the instrumental beginning, Fear And Wonder, and Vortex's beautiful voice. Exactly what I would expect from Dimmu Borgir!Published on May 10, 2013 by Yekaterina Alexandrova
Dimmu was my first black metal live show back in 2002. I was hooked from the start, the complex nature of their music and lyrics made years of listening to just one CD easy. Read morePublished on April 6, 2013 by lucysnow
The special edition as it was advertised was missing the patch. I knew it was used but if there are missing items it should be post in that way you do not feel disappointed when... Read morePublished on October 20, 2012 by F. Pulido