||Dimmu Borgir's latest 50 minute masterpiece
'Spiritual Black Dimensions' (Nuclear Blast Records) has definitely
set them aside from other Black Metal bands. It has also done away
with the story of them ripping things off other black metal bands
from Europe. This album has nine, well thought out songs, all of which
have an original sound to call their own. Many of the songs have a
similar feeling to those on 'Stormblast,' which, most people consider,
their best effort. Some of the better songs are "Reptile,"
"Behind the Curtain of Night Phantasmagoria," "Dreamside
Dominions," and "The Promised Future Aeons." 'Spiritual
Black Dimensions' has definitely been worth the wait. A rating of
96 is the best way to describe this album, though that rating alone
does not do it justice. All songs are great! Unfortunately, if you
are in desperate need of seeing this band, you will need to go to
Europe where they are doing an extensive tour and are more appreciated.
The band recently acquired Nicholas Barker, a well known Black Metal
drummer, formally from Cradle of Filth. This acquisition can only
improve the talent among their ranks and can only make you wonder:
"what will they come up with next?"