Review: Dimmu Borgir

Dimmu Borgir
“Death Cult Armageddon”
(Nuclear Blast)

Absolutely monstrous in its presentation and sound.  Gigantic orchestration makes every last crunchy guitar riff ring out with twice as much intensity and urgency as it otherwise would have carried all on its lonesome.  Dimmu Borgir is at the top of their game.  They are at the top of the black metal game.  I adore the clean singing vocals as much as the perfected growls.

This is a delight of the genre and an absolute must-have.  Full of guts.  It is definitely full of guts and more than just a little daring.  If you liked their last album, then you ought to like this one even more.  The new one doesn’t exactly pick up where the last one left off since it is better written and by a band far superior, with a far greater vision than the band who put out the last album a couple years ago. They should wash their faces though.