Written By Braddon S. Williams
Dimmu Borgir: Death Cult Armageddon
Norwegian Symphonic Black Metal…sounds intimidating, doesn’t it? Norway’s Dimmu Borgir unleashed Death Cult Armageddon to terrorize the earth (in the best possible way!) in 2003.
Dimmu Borgir means “dark cities” or “dark castles/fortresses” in Icelandic, Faroese, and Old Norse. The band’s lineup has changed frequently from its inception in 1993, but singer Shagrath and rhythm guitarist Silenoz have been along for the entire ride.
Shagrath’s singing style is reminiscent of what Satan himself may possibly sound like fronting a metal band.
Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse is my favorite song from this release, and it has a video if you are curious as to what these guys look like.
Other choice cuts include, Vredesbyrd (Burden Of Wrath), Allegiance, Unorthodox Manifesto, For The World To Dictate Our Death, Heavenly Perverse, and Lepers Among Us.
If you like your metal on a grand scale, with majestic, epic, and diabolical impact, Dimmu Borgir just might be the one you’ve been looking for.