new gateways single is on youtube!
dimmu is back!
The female vocals sound terrible. And the riffs and the atmosphere are quite similar to those on their previous albums (try listening to Kings Of The Carnival Creation). The new drummer is cool though.
Unfortunately, Gaute Storaas composed orchestration instead of Mustis. What a shame.
Honestly, I thought this was quite mediocre. Better than the last album, though to be fair the last album was dire so it's not saying much. The orchestrations are better executed, but the orchestra is far too loud in the mix (although I'm willing to bet that's to disguise the fact that there's very little going on in the guitar department). Just sounds like generic newer-era Dimmu with the addition of annoying female vocals to me. So much for reinventing themselves with this album. Also seems like Shagrath can't bothered with his vocals anymore - he just seems to be speaking them half of the time.