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Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia (Original Edition) Original recording, Import

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Editorial Reviews

A1 Fear And Wonder 2:48 A2 Blessings Upon The Throne Of Tyranny 5:18 A3 Kings Of The Carnival Creation 7:48 B1 Hybrid Stigmata - The Apostasy 6:57 B2 Architecture Of A Genocidal Nature 6:08 B3 Puritania 3:06 C1 Indoctrination 5:57 C2 The Maelstrom Mephisto 4:42 C3 Absolute Sole Right 6:26 D1 Sympozium 5:13 D2 Perfection Or Vanity 3:30 D3 Burn In Hell 5:05

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  • Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Original recording, Import
  • Label: Nuclear Blast
  • ASIN: B006PVZFD0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,096,228 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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You know, I've always believed in the simple philosophy of thinking for oneself, but I have to admit to letting the narrowmindedness of others occasionally blind my path. Take for example the music of Dimmu Borgir. I've been plunging pretty deeply into the bleak nihilistic darkness of Norway's most evil black metal maestros for the last several years now, and up until recently, I had honestly not heard ONE SINGLE NOTE of these guys' music. Why? Because if you listen to the average rantings of the supposed "true" black metal consumer, Dimmu Borgir are the post-'91 Metallica of the scene. "They're overproduced", "they went Cradle of Filth", "they sold out", "they're too keyboard-driven", yada yada yada... And guess what? I fell for it, hook, line, and sinker.
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...
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Dimmu Borgir is:

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.
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By A Customer on November 30, 2001
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For some, this is true black metal. For others, not. That seems to be the most important question in many reviewers' mind. And they seem to be missing the point. This album is not 100% Black Metal. So what?. It's a killer, and that's what really matters. On "Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia", you can still find many of the elements that made "Spiritual Black Dimensions" so compelling: Mustis' weird, creepy keyboard playing, the fantastic vocal interplay between Shagrath's rasp and Vortex's "clean" operatic wail, and the scorching guitar riffs of Silenoz. On this album, the guys in Dimmu Borgir still remain true to their Black Metal roots, but this time around, they enhanced their formula by throwing in Swedish Death and Doom metal for good measure. And on "Puritania", they even experiment with industrial metal (or "cyborgmetal" a la "Fear Factory", whatever you like to call it). Is all this a bad thing?. I don't think so. As long as they manage to keep their sound fresh ... and they did it with this album!. The songs on this record are first rate, but "Blessings Upon The Throne of Tyranny" is probably the tightest number this band has pulled out yet. And the album's epic, "Sympozium", is the kind of pure death metal melody that would make In Flames proud. Just check out the vocals by Vortex on that number. The all-star line-up is completed by Old Man's Child axe Galder, and ex-Cradle of Filth Nick Barker, who letarally beats the hell out of his drumkit. Producer Frederik Nordstrom (In Flames) wisely avoided the common "Black Metal" mistake of drowning all the crunch in layers upon layers of echo. And there's even a whole string section to beef up the sound.Read more ›
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