It’s been a couple years since Dimmu
Borgir graced us with new material. These Norwegian metalers have decided
to re-release “Stormblåst” as an interlude between “Death
Cult Armageddon” and their next release, which will be out in late
2006. To just remix a disc would not be Dimmu Borgir’s way. Shagrath
and Silenoz re-recorded everything, with Mustis adding additional keyboards,
and Mayhem’s Hellhammer blasting the drums. Metal genius, Peter Tägtgren,
whom you should know as the main man in Hypocrisy, produced this disc. Is
there anything he can’t do? Anyhow, it might have lost a little of
the mystique because it’s not as raw as the original, but it just
sounds so good! In addition to the ten totally redone tracks they added
two brand new tracks "Sorgens Kammer – Del II" and "Abmaktslave".
The first of which will be filmed as a new music video. So if you have the
original release like I do, you will still want to complete your Dimmu collection
with this disc. In addition they have a live DVD from a complete stage set.
This was filmed at the 2004 Ozzfest. According to the Dimmu Borgir website
this disc will be released as a digipack including a booklet with tons of
classic photos of the band. They will also release this album as a LP with
the two new bonus tracks on a bonus single. Dimmu Borgir fans, this will
definitely be something you will want to pick up. The original release was
good enough to pick up with just the normal 10 tracks, but now with the
added bonuses you don’t have any excuses to exclude a re-release.
If for some reason you don’t have any Dimmu Borgir in your collection,
this disc is a great start!
Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins