Complete your Dimmu Borgir collection. Quite a disappointing re-release from Nuclear Blast.
Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions (1999).
Spiritual Black Dimensions, for me, is Dimmu Borgir's best album. It may not contain my favourite tracks ('Puritania' and 'Progenies of the Great Apocalypse' take the prize there) but it contains Dimmu's most consistently well written songs contained on one release. The bombastic power of 'The Insight & the Cartharsis' shows most symphonic black metal bands how to do it properly, while the steamrolling 'Behind the Curtains of Night: Phantasmagoria' displays the more black metal edge; less drama and more buzzsaw riffing. KPKing - 30 Januar 2009: Sure. Dimmu Borgir is still excelent Black Metal. And if someone say : "this or that is mainstream and this is not ", then maybe it´s only about good and bad music.
Spiritual Black Dimensions is the fourth studio album by Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir. It was released in 1999 by Nuclear Blast Records. This release featured keyboardist Mustis and the clean vocals of ICS Vortex, as well as the departure of long-time drummer Tjodalv, guitarist Astennu, and bassist Nagash. The music’s overall feel is faster and darker with more emphasis on the keyboard lines versus the slower, more riff-heavy approach of previous albums. The band attributes this to Astennu’s due influence, as his Carpe Tenebrum project at the time had a very similar musical direction. This album also marked a first in Dimmu’s run to feature the clean vocals of ICS Vortex, adding a new dimension to the Dimmu sound. The band continued to use the contrasting vocals in future albums. The album cover was part of the top 10 of Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers by Blender magazine.
Spiritual Black Dimensions. According to an interview with Warthog (a Norwegian metal zine), the band originally wanted Carl McCoy to perform the clean vocals parts on the album but this didn't work out due to time restraints. Recording information: Recorded and mixed between August and October 1998 at the Abyss Studio.
Spiritual Black Dimensions’ longest song and probably their most epic song before their more orchestral days during the following two albums. Grotesquery Conceiled not only has its title spelt wrong, but has some of the band’s best soloing. That aside, it isn’t anything special.
Borknagar vocalist Simon makes a guest appearance.
|1||Reptile Dimmu Borgir / Erkekjetter Silenoz||Dimmu Borgir||5:17|
|2||Behind the Curtains of Night - Phantasmagoria Dimmu Borgir / Erkekjetter Silenoz||Dimmu Borgir||3:21|
|3||Dreamside Dominions Dimmu Borgir / Erkekjetter Silenoz||Dimmu Borgir||5:14|
|4||United in Unhallowed Grace Dimmu Borgir||Dimmu Borgir||4:22|
|5||The Promised Future Aeons Dimmu Borgir||Dimmu Borgir||6:52|
|6||The Blazing Monoliths of Defiance Dimmu Borgir||Dimmu Borgir||4:38|
|7||The Insight and the Catharsis Dimmu Borgir / Erkekjetter Silenoz||Dimmu Borgir||7:17|
|8||Grotesquery Conceiled Dimmu Borgir / Erkekjetter Silenoz||Dimmu Borgir||5:10|
|9||Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria Dimmu Borgir / Shagrath / Erkekjetter Silenoz||Dimmu Borgir||7:03|
Performer: Dimmu Borgir
Title: Spiritual Black Dimensions
Recording date: August, 1998 - October, 1998
Style: Black Metal,Heavy Metal,Scandinavian Metal
Recording location: Abyss Studios, Sweden
Size MP3: 1857 mb
Size FLAC: 1682 mb
Rating: 4.5 / 5
Other Formats: XM MP3 APE AUD TTA MP1