is quite odd how this band is categorized in music.
In one sense they are extremely gothic, evil and play
loud abusive black metal. Yet on the other hand they
are considered the boy band of their genre. Quite odd
- to some underground black metal, to others no better
than any boy band. I for one think if they are considered
to be the boy band of black metal. What the hell does
real black metal sound like? Anyway, no matter what
you say they are still a great band and this is one
of their great albums.
starts off with a song called "Mourning Palace".
Your basic metal song - nice guitars, vocals are pretty
evil especially the "Hear the cries from the mourning
palace" part. It does switch modes halfway through
the song which adds that theme of confusion and chaos
to their music. The next song we come to is the fifth
one called "The Night Masquerade". This is
quite possibly the most evil sounding song I have ever
heard in my entire life. Basically it speaks for itself
- very heavy guitars and that sound that just fills
you with that evil feeling especially the last thirty
seconds which I decided was the most satanic sounding
voice I had ever.. The next song which is called "Tormentor
of Christian Souls". It starts off with heavy guitar
and organs which add that evil sense to the music. I
particularly like the part where it goes "I'll
rip your nails out one by one". I thought that
was a nice touch.
the most part this album is very good but as it goes
with most any type of music, if you don't like its genre
just steer clear. Dimmu Borgir is one of those bands
you either love or hate - there is no in between. So
if you like metal most definitely check this one out
but if you aren't much for metal just steer clear.