Enthrone Darkness Triumphant

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Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Studio album by Dimmu Borgir
Released 30 May 1997 (1997-05-30)
Recorded January 1997 at The Abyss in Ludvika, Sweden
Genre Melodic black metal
Length 56:38
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir chronology
Devil's Path
(1996)
Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
(1997)
Godless Savage Garden
(1998)

Enthrone Darkness Triumphant is the third studio album by Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir, released on 30 May 1997 through Nuclear Blast Records. It was the band's first release through Nuclear Blast, as well as their first full-length release to contain lyrics in English. It is also the first Dimmu Borgir album to feature bass guitarist Nagash.

Release[edit]

It has been put out on many formats, including a limited edition vinyl (300 white and 1000 black). In 2002, a deluxe CD version was released with bonus material. Enthrone was also the group's first album to display their second logo, though the old "black metal" logo is seen in the back cover artwork on the original printing. Due to concerns from Nuclear Blast,[citation needed] the lyrics of "Tormentor of Christian Souls" were omitted from the disc's liner notes.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
The Metal Review 10/10 stars[2]
The Metal Observer 9.5/10 stars
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10 stars[3]
Rock Hard (de) 9/10[4]

AllMusic praised the album, writing, "One of the most important Scandinavian metal discs ever, Dimmu Borgir's Enthrone Darkness Triumphant is the group's unquestioned masterpiece."[1] In 2005, Enthrone Darkness Triumphant was ranked number 298 in Rock Hard magazine's book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Dimmu Borgir. 

No. Title Length
1. "Mourning Palace"   5:13
2. "Spellbound (By the Devil)"   4:08
3. "In Death's Embrace"   5:42
4. "Relinquishment of Spirit and Flesh"   5:32
5. "The Night Masquerade"   4:25
6. "Tormentor of Christian Souls"   5:39
7. "Entrance"   4:47
8. "Master of Disharmony"   4:15
9. "Prudence's Fall"   5:56
10. "A Succubus in Rapture"   5:59
11. "Raabjørn speiler Draugheimens skodde" ("Raabjørn Reflects the Mist of Draugheimen") 5:02
Total length:
56:38

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak position
German Album Charts[6] 75
The Official Finnish Charts[7] 26

Personnel[edit]

Dimmu Borgir
Additional personnel

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Jason. "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant - Dimmu Borgir". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  2. ^ Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (Reloaded)
  3. ^ Review by Pedro Azevedo
  4. ^ Wendel, Kai. "Rock Hard review". issue 121. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  5. ^ [...], Rock Hard (Hrsg.). [Red.: Michael Rensen. Mitarb.: Götz Kühnemund] (2005). Best of Rock & Metal die 500 stärksten Scheiben aller Zeiten. Königswinter: Heel. p. 93. ISBN 3-89880-517-4. 
  6. ^ "charts.de". Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "finnishcharts.com". Retrieved 1 June 2013.