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Release date: 30 May 1997
Style: Black metal

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01. Mourning Palace
02. Spellbound (By The Devil)
03. In Death's Embrace
04. Relinquishment Of Spirit And Flesh
05. The Night Masquerade
06. Tormentor Of Christian Souls
07. Entrance
08. Master Of Disharmony
09. Prudence's Fall
10. A Succubus In Rapture
11. Raabjørn Speiler Draugheimens Skodde [bonus]

Top 20 albums of 1997: 9
Top 200 albums of all time: 182

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Line-up
Stian Tomt "Shagrath" Thoresen - vocals, guitars
Stian Aarstad - synths, piano
Sven Atle "Silenoz" Kopperud - guitars
Kenneth "Tjodalv" Åkesson - drums, percussion
Stian "Nagash" "Lex Icon" Arnesen - bass

Guest musicians
Bente Engen - vocals

Guest review by
Lord TJ

Rating:
9.5
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant had been recorded and produced in January 1997 at Abyss Studios, which is located in Sweden. This was Dimmu Borgir's first release through Nuclear Blast records, as well as their first album to contain English lyrics. This album, to my knowledge is highly acclaimed, and their best selling as far as I know, from what I have read in other reviews and statistics. It is quite a milestone and had been a huge stepping stone for for the band, as it contains more profound musical structures. The melody in several songs, especially the opening for 'Mourning Palace' is quite superb sounding. The dark elements are more vivid, yet hellishly eerie than what they had shown in previous releases. If you don't believe me check out 'Relinquishment Of Spirit And Flesh'. Clearly what stands out in this album is the band's musicality, they display great musicianship, with far more structured songs. Check out, 'Spellbound By The Devil' as a grand example to hear how their collaboration seemed to take a great step forward.

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published 18.10.2007 | Comments (13)

Guest review by
Windrider

Rating:
8.1
This album is called the greatest work of Dimmu Borgir, the high point in their career, but also the last to contain the norsk black metal style. Indeed it is a very good album, but nevertheless it is already nothing of black metal any more. Enthrone Darkness Triumphant was the first step into the direction of Cradle Of Filth, this can clearly be heard in the new production and songwriting style. But to keep unique in a way, Dimmu Borgir decided to fill the gap between black and symphonic with synth sounds. If you compare this album to their former effort Stormblåst, it is hard to believe that you listen to the same band with only one year difference.

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published 08.01.2011 | Comments (4)

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JÄY - 27.08.2010 at 00:02  
Rating: 9 Last black album.... too bad, i say. too bad, in deed
Lovecraft - 19.09.2010 at 03:45  
  I agree.
SatyriconChick - 27.10.2010 at 19:12  
Rating: 10 This album is absolutely amazing! Although I prefer Spiritual Black Dimensions just a fraction more, EDT is definitely the album by Dimmu that has gotten the most plays by me. "Mourning Palace" and "A Succubus In Rapture" are my favorite tracks.
@gent_-_orange - 12.04.2011 at 00:16  
Rating: 8 Easily the best from this band
Damshak - 01.07.2011 at 23:16  
Rating: 10 ---Top 10 Dimmu Borgir--- ---This one is a great album!!!
1-.Master Of Disharmony
2-.Vredesbyrd
3-.The Chosen Legacy
4-.Spellbound (By The Devil)
5-.Puritania
6-.Satan My Master
7-.Stormblast
8-.Progenies Of The Great Apocalypse
9-.The Serpent Offering
10-.Mourning Palace
Jay-WalKeR - 29.10.2011 at 08:41  
Rating: 10 Mourning palace is my favorite song and that lyric too.
ThunderAxe1989 - 09.04.2012 at 00:47  
Rating: 10 The pinnacle of Dimmu Borgir's records. One of the alltime best albums I've ever heard, I wish I could give it an 11!
Unhealer - 09.04.2012 at 16:51  
Rating: 8 Saw them last month and they came with the premise of playing the entire album as they were doing it on the tour. For some unknown reason here they skipped Entrace, Master and Prudence's. It was a big letdown.
AngelofDeth - 12.04.2012 at 07:12  
Rating: 7 Favorite album by Dimmu, still somewhat of a messy work though.
musicalkaratekid - 29.07.2012 at 17:21  
Rating: 9 This album has a fantastic atmosphere and production, and that's partly why it's one of my favourite DB albums.I think they got these symphonic melodies and the odd female voice narratives spot on personally, they fit in really well with the BM influences.
Noctural - 08.10.2012 at 11:18  
Rating: 10 Masterpiece!!!
Erik M. - 08.01.2013 at 17:42  
Rating: 8
Written by JÄY on 27.08.2010 at 00:02

Last black album.... too bad, i say. too bad, in deed


How on earth is this black? Call me crazy, but when I listen to this I'm sure I'm listening to symphonic black. The genre is listed wrong on this page.

Anyway, excellent album. My second favourite DB release, after Spiritual Black Dimensions.
JÄY - 08.01.2013 at 22:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Erik M. on 08.01.2013 at 17:42

How on earth is this black?


of course differing opinions and all that, EDT does have it's fair share of symphonic stuff thrown in, for sure...but compare this to Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia and it still had a ways to go to be full-fledged symphonic (the two sound very different)

Hosnestly, I bet if DB never put out another album and this wasnt compared to stuff in a later discography it would be considered symphonic.
squidrick420 - 28.03.2013 at 21:05  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 08.01.2013 at 17:42

Written by JÄY on 27.08.2010 at 00:02

Last black album.... too bad, i say. too bad, in deed


How on earth is this black? Call me crazy, but when I listen to this I'm sure I'm listening to symphonic black. The genre is listed wrong on this page.

Anyway, excellent album. My second favourite DB release, after Spiritual Black Dimensions.


Some people categorize things differently haha. You said it yourself, this is a symphonic BLACK METAL album. In my opinion symphonic BM is still a type of BM. Not that this truly matters and changes how good the album is, but if you look at Black Metal as an umbrella term that includes symphonic black metal then it makes sense as to why people sometimes refer to it as only being a BM album.
Erik M. - 28.03.2013 at 21:19  
Rating: 8
Written by squidrick420 on 28.03.2013 at 21:05

Some people categorize things differently haha. You said it yourself, this is a symphonic BLACK METAL album. In my opinion symphonic BM is still a type of BM. Not that this truly matters and changes how good the album is, but if you look at Black Metal as an umbrella term that includes symphonic black metal then it makes sense as to why people sometimes refer to it as only being a BM album.


You're right. Symphonic black metal is obviously a subgenre of BM. I just think this album isn't anywhere near pure black metal, but rather symphonic black metal. However, I was criticizing MS for labelling this album as black metal instead of symphonic black metal.

It's like Saturnus being labelled gothic doom while it's actually melodic death doom. And My Dying Bride's latest album has the genre death doom metal, while it's actually more like gothic doom, but I guess I'm being a little obsessive about genres now.
squidrick420 - 28.03.2013 at 23:19  
Rating: 8
Quote:
You're right. Symphonic black metal is obviously a subgenre of BM. I just think this album isn't anywhere near pure black metal, but rather symphonic black metal. However, I was criticizing MS for labelling this album as black metal instead of symphonic black metal.

It's like Saturnus being labelled gothic doom while it's actually melodic death doom. And My Dying Bride's latest album has the genre death doom metal, while it's actually more like gothic doom, but I guess I'm being a little obsessive about genres now.


Genre labeling can get out of hand at times haha. I have gotten tired of being too precise with the labeling as it can spark up arguments really easily, especially when it comes to things like brutal death metal vs technical death metal vs progressive death metal; to me its all fucking death metal lol. The same with doom/stoner/sludge/drone, i just call it all doom and move on lol. Honestly I am fine with calling all this stuff metal, you can't go wrong with that (unless its borderline punk or some other genre).
infernaldeath87 - 09.05.2013 at 01:35  
Rating: 10 Simply amazing.
Malaghost - 02.02.2014 at 23:37  
Rating: 10 First album I can give a 10 just after the first listen. So bombastic, grandiose, full of energy and ideas. No filler only killer. I can't believe I was avoiding this jewel. I am impressed.

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