Dimmu Borgir is –
Vocal – Shagrath
Guitar – Silenoz
Guitar – Galder
Bass – Vortex
Keyboard – Mustis
Drums – Nicholas Barker
Dimmu Borgir was formed in 1993 by Shagrath and Galder and have not cease to amaze and dazzle fans since then. Dimmu Borgir has yet produced another symphonic metal masterpiece. This time they brought in a 48 piece orchestra from Prague, which includes a full brass section. This new cd features fantastic production, different from many other black metal bands. But there is the contreversy: Does poor production classify you in the black metal subgenre? I didn’t think so. These guys are as black as it gets, and their musicianship proves it. Shagrath’s voice has improved much, and is more demonic and evil than ever before. I think this cd show’s off his best vocals. A downfall is that Vortex’s clean singing isn’t as exposed on this cd as it is on their previous cd’s. When it is sung though, ex: “Progenies of the Great Apocalypse”, it is as hauntingly mesmerizing as ever.
“DCA’s” songs are also “musically round” on this album, kudos to the orchestra. “Allegiance” starts the cd off with sort of a march like song. It’s not like other two minute intros cd’s usually have but is a full song instead. “Progenies of the Great Apocalypse” is the best song on this album. The intro is filled with breakdown guitars and the orchestra filling it up in the background. “Leper’s Among Us” has an intro like I’ve never seen Dimmu use before, but Galder plays it off well. The most appealing tracks to me are:
“Progenies of the Great Apocalypse” – (love the brass section)
“Vredesbyrd” – (awesome chorus breakdown)
“Blood Hunger Doctine” – (if you listen close, you can hear the French Horns pull off a vibrato in the middle of the song)
“Cataclysm Children” – (awesome rythym once Shagrath starts singing)
Basically, this cd contains “lightening fast demonically possessed” drumming by Nick, wicked vocal solos by Vortex, and intense throat thlash singing by Shagrath. These guys are seriously musically talented, and should be more worldly known.
This is a definite MUST HAVE cd by Dimmu Borgir. PICK IT UP, YOU WON”T REGRET IT!!!!