Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series “Spooktober Edition,” where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore tunes from the 60’s to today. Enjoy the trip!

DIMMU BORGIR

Spellbound (by the Devil)

Leave it to the Norwegian black metal musicians to churn up some diabolical devil chants.

Enthrone Darkness Triumphant is the third studio album by Norwegian symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir, released on 30 May 1997 through Nuclear Blast. It was the band’s first release through Nuclear Blast. This is the last release to feature keyboardist Stian Aarstad and the first with bassist Nagash.

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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.

https://youtu.be/NiNTrKsQ8TU

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