The Press Release:
Before the symphonic black metal legends DIMMU BORGIR finally return to the spotlight with their highly anticipated 9th studio album in spring 2018, the Norwegians now unleash the re-releases of their early classics on vinyl. From their raw and ground-breaking debut 1994’s For All Tid to their chart-topping Death Cult Armageddon that saw them hit #2 in the Norwegian album charts, you can now get new pressings of their long sold-out vinyl in different colors.
Artist: Dimmu Borgir Title: “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” (reloaded edition) Label: Nuclear Blast Records Release Date: 9/2/2008 Genre: Symphonic Black Metal Rating: 4/5
“Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” was the third album for Norway’s Black Metal elite Dimmu Borgir and their first release on Nuclear Blast Records. It was an album that was met with some level of controversy based on how it was musically composed and about the label that the band had chosen to sign onto. Those who considered themselves “truer” to the Black Metal cause felt that with these actions Dimmu had indeed sold out but those who took the time to listen to it learned that the band had simply evolved to the next level of performance and delivery. Initially released in 1997, the album comes to us in 2008 as one of the Nuclear Blast Records “reloaded” editions and as result receives a production upgrade and has additional features built into it. Traditional Black Metal is not music that I would recommend to everyone since it might contain terms and references deemed offensive by certain people but I feel that when it touches upon the Symphonic edge as Dimmu Borgir began to manifest with this album that the demographic is a little easier to expand upon. “EDT” is a fantastic step in a new direction for a band that is destined to become leaders in the Symphonic Black Metal genre and as “Mourning Palace” kicks off the release you are immediately presented with a brooding and dramatic piece that proves this change has promise in the bands style. Continue reading “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant” (reloaded) by Dimmu Borgir→