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Dimmu Borgir – World Misanthropy

Label: Nuclear Blast USA
Format: DVD / CD
Released: 2002
Reviewed By: Rich Catino

Norway’s Dimmu Borgir come from the Black Metal branch on the Heavy Metal tree and part of the 90’s wave (which includes other noteables, some not as melodic, like Cradle of Filth, Emperor, Marduk, Behemoth, Darkthrone, Burzum, Immortal, and Mayhem) with an influence from classic pioneers like Bathory and Celtic Frost in that they are not only occult and satanic in style and message, but also that they combine the raw energy with melodic and orchestrated compositions to make for a dynamic and artistic listening experience. Dimmu do raise the bar for extreme music and demonstrate that you don’t have to be unpolished and just fast to create pure blasphemous black metal music.

For a limited time you can get this double DVD set including a bonus disc of audio tracks “Masses for the New Messiah” and “Devil’s Path 2000”, four live from the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, plus a screensaver and wallpapers. Also with this limited edition you get exclusive packing which holds the discs in the form of an inverted cross.

Recorded during the successful “World Misanthropy World Tour 2001/02”, disc one includes live performances from Stuttgart and Wacken Germany with segments of backstage antics and interviews with members of the band. Here you get to see the guys having some fun, drinking a lot, getting to hang out with metal peers like Schmier from Destruction, tour mates Nevermore, to heroes like KK Downing from Judas Priest. Wow do these people do a lot of drinking on the road, as well as having their fair share of fun.

See….and people think those who play Black Metal are dark depressive people who worship Satan. Seriously I doubt it, at least with these guys.

Tracks included on disc one are “Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny”, “Kings of the Carnival Creations”, “Indoctrination”, “The Maelstrom Mephisto”, and “Puritania” off their breakthrough latest release “Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia”, “The Blazing Monoliths of Defiance” and “Insight And The Catharsis” off “Spiritual Black Dimensions”, and “Tormentor Of Christian Souls” off “Enthrone Darkness Triumphant”.

Disc two includes performances of “Stormblast” and “Entrance” from Poland in 1998, festivals and other live one camera shot clips from 1999, promo videos for “Alt Lys Er Svunnet Hen” from 1995 (which originally appeared on “Stormblast”) and “Spellbound” from 1997. You also get press and live photos, backstage footage, and clips from P.E.M. Orchestra studio session.
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