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Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon
Nuclear Blast

Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult ArmageddonPeter B.: What could possibly be a better way to promote your new album than by giving away free candy with little pentacles on it? Yes ladies and gentlemen, Nuclear Blast has started the promotional circus to promote Dimmu Borgir’s upcoming album “Death Cult Armageddon”. Everything is being done to make sure everybody knows that this is the album they have to get hold off, starting on September the 8th. As Dimmu Borgir have placed themselves in the top of black metal world with their brilliant album “Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia” it’s hard to imagine that they can even go further than that and so the expectations are high. No worries. The line-up has been steady for a few years now and they had all the time to create something special, and so they did. They even used a nearly fifty piece orchestra from Prague for most of the songs.

Basicly, Dimmu Borgir succeeded in doing three things. One: holding on to the course they set with the previous album. Two: they didn’t forget where they come from and used elements from their past. Three: they used new elements like the orchestra to make it all even more real. This, together with the excellent capacities of the musicians in Dimmu Borgir results in Nicholas going berserk in songs like “For The World To Dictate Our Death”, Shagrath going ‘industrial’ again in “Blood Hunger Doctrine”, a doomy slower song. Norwegian lyrics in “Vredesbyrd” and “Allehelgens Dod I Helveds Rike”. Simen singing with his great clean backing vocals again and of course the very tight guitar play of Galder and Silenoz. The orchestra is really impressive, especially in the song “Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse” and you just know that this sounds more authentic then using ‘plain’ synths.

Dimmu Borgir recorded “Death Cult Armageddon” in the Swedish Fredman Studios with Frederik Nordstöm. The album sounds great and the mix between the ‘normal’ Dimmu Borgir instruments and the Philharmonic Orchestra Prague is nearly perfect. It’s never too much and just all makes sense. Really, I can’t find a weak moment on “Death Cult Armageddon” but I’ve got to stick on my 90 out of 100 because maybe their next album will even top this one, who knows?

Rating: 90/100


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