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Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions flac album

Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions flac album Performer: Dimmu Borgir
Title: Spiritual Black Dimensions
Style: Black Metal
Released: 1999
Country: Germany
MP3 album: 1187 mb
FLAC album: 1467 mb
Rating: 4.3
Other formats: WMA VOX MPC AAC AA TTA MIDI
Genre: Rock

Spiritual Black Dimensions is the fourth studio album by Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir. It was released in 1999 by Nuclear Blast Records. The digipak has ic cover art. This release featured keyboardist Mustis and the clean vocals of ICS Vortex, as well as the departure of long-time drummer Tjodalv, guitarist Astennu, and bassist Nagash.

Dimmu Borgir - Spiritual Black Dimensions (1999).

Spiritual Black Dimensions marks the beginning of Dimmu Burger era. Yes, I said Dimmu Burger, because Dimmu Borgir died after their third album and were replaced by some clownish cyborg clones generated in the secret laboratories of Nuclear Blast with the intent of speculating on the monumental success of Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (a great piece of true symphonic black metal), raising even more cash by selling mediocre albums to pseudo-black.

Spiritual Black Dimensions is the fourth studio album by Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir. The music’s overall feel is faster and darker with more emphasis on the keyboard lines versus the slower, more riff-heavy approach of previous albums. The band attributes this to Astennu’s due influence, as his Carpe Tenebrum project at the time had a very similar musical direction. This album also marked a first in Dimmu’s run to feature the clean vocals of ICS Vortex, adding a new dimension to the Dimmu sound. The band continued to use the contrasting vocals in future albums. The album cover was part of the top 10 of Greatest Heavy Metal Album Covers by Blender magazine.

Dimmu Borgir (/ˌdɪmuː ˈbɔːrɡɪər/) is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993. The name is derived from Dimmuborgir, a volcanic formation in Iceland, the name of which means "dark cities" or "dark castles/fortresses" in Icelandic, Faroese and Old Norse. The band has been through numerous lineup changes over the years; vocalist Shagrath and rhythm guitarist Silenoz are the only original members who still remain, with lead guitarist Galder being a longstanding member.

Dimmu Borgir is possibly the most successful black metal band ever. Though condemned by many elitists as not being tr00 black metal or whatnot, I feel that it is for good reason that this band has had so much success. Sure the production doesn’t sound like it was recorded in a sewer, (at least not on the last 4 studio albums they’ve put out) but it seems pretty black metal to me, and original at that. The Music The instrumentation and musicianship is top notch, not to mention the song arrangements. It almost ruins one of their best guitar riffs. Spiritual Black Dimensions’ longest song and probably their most epic song before their more orchestral days during the following two albums. Grotesquery Conceiled not only has its title spelt wrong, but has some of the band’s best soloing. That aside, it isn’t anything special.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Reptile
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
A2 Behind The Curtains Of Night - Phantasmagoria
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
A3 Dreamside Dominions
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
A4 United In Unhallowed Grace
Lyrics By – Nagash
A5 The Promised Future Aeons
Lyrics By – Nagash
B1 The Blazing Monoliths Of Defiance
Lyrics By – Nagash
B2 The Insight And The Catharsis
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
B3 Grotesquery Conceiled (Within Measureless Magic)
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
B4 Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria
Lyrics By – Silenoz*, Nagash, Shagrath

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Abyss
  • Mixed At – The Abyss
  • Mastered At – Cutting Room
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Nuclear Blast
  • Copyright (c) – Nuclear Blast
  • Lacquer Cut At – SST Brüggemann GmbH

Credits

  • Artwork, Design Concept [Cover Concept] – P. Grøn*
  • Co-producer – Dimmu Borgir
  • Lacquer Cut By – SST
  • Management – Direct Management
  • Music By, Lyrics By – Dimmu Borgir
  • Photography By [Band - For Per Heimly Prod.] – Per Heimly
  • Producer – Peter Tägtgren
  • Voice [Additional Clean Voice Performance By] – Simen Hestnæs

Notes

Includes lyric/photo sheet.

Recorded and mixed during August, September and October in Abyss Studio, Sweden anno 1998.
Mastered at Cutting Room, Sweden.

℗&© 1999

Manufactured in Germany.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 27361 63491 9
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): NB 349-2 A SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): NB 349-2 B SST
  • Label Code: LC 07027
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NB 349-2, 27361 63492 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 349-2, 27361 63492 Germany 1999
NB 349-2 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Nuclear Blast NB 349-2 Germany 1999
M-264 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Predator Series) M-264 Russia Unknown
MAB 124 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(Cass, Album) Bona Records MAB 124 Czech Republic 1999
NB 349-9, 27361 63490, NB 349-2 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 349-9, 27361 63490, NB 349-2 Europe 1999

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Reptile
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
5:17
A2 Behind The Curtains Of Night-Phantasmagoria
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
3:21
A3 Dreamside Dominions
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
5:14
A4 United In Unhallowed Grace
Lyrics By – Nagash
4:22
A5 The Promised Future Aeons
Lyrics By – Nagash
6:52
B1 The Blazing Monoliths Of Defiance
Lyrics By – Nagash
4:38
B2 The Insight And The Catharsis
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
7:17
B3 Grotesquery Conceiled (Within Measureless Magic)
Lyrics By – Silenoz*
5:10
B4 Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria
Lyrics By – Silenoz*, Nagash, Shagrath
7:03

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – The Abyss
  • Mixed At – The Abyss
  • Mastered At – Cutting Room
  • Pressed By – DOCdata Germany

Credits

  • Artwork, Photography By [Photo], Design, Layout – P. Gron, Sweden*
  • Bass Guitar – Nagash
  • Co-producer – Dimmu Borgir
  • Drums – Tjodalv
  • Guitar – Silenoz*
  • Lead Guitar – Astennu
  • Management – Direct*
  • Music By, Lyrics By – Dimmu Borgir
  • Photography By [Bandphotos And Girl On The Table By] – Per Heimly Prod. Norway*
  • Producer – Peter Tägtgren
  • Synthesizer – Mustis
  • Vocals – Shagrath
  • Voice [Additional Clean Voice Performance By] – Simen Hestnæs

Notes

Original Nuclear Blast test pressing. Record has white labels on both sides.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): NB 349-2 A SST
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): NB 349-2 B SST
  • Label Code: LC 07027
  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
NB 349-2, 27361 63492 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(CD, Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 349-2, 27361 63492 Germany 1999
NB 349-2 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(CD, Album, Promo) Nuclear Blast NB 349-2 Germany 1999
M-264 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Predator Series) M-264 Russia Unknown
MAB 124 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(Cass, Album) Bona Records MAB 124 Czech Republic 1999
NB 349-9, 27361 63490, NB 349-2 Dimmu Borgir Spiritual Black Dimensions ‎(CD, Album, Dig) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 349-9, 27361 63490, NB 349-2 Europe 1999


Comments: (1)
Manona
This version contains a dynamic master (DR10 with a single song reaching DR11). Highly recommended!