Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia

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Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
Studio album by Dimmu Borgir
Released March 20, 2001
Recorded October-November 2000 at Studio Fredman
Gothenburg, Sweden
Genre Symphonic black metal
Length 57:58
Label Nuclear Blast Records
Producer Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir chronology
True Kings of Norway
(2000)
Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia
(2001)
Alive in Torment
(2001)

Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia is the fifth studio album by Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir. It was released by Nuclear Blast Records in 2001.

This is also the first album to feature Nicholas Barker, Galder and ICS Vortex as full-time members and the first time the band used real orchestral instrumentation in place of the keyboard lines.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Silenoz, except track 5 with Shagrath; track 6 with M. Lunde; and track 10 by Vortex. 

No. Title Music Length
1. "Fear and Wonder" (Instrumental) Mustis 2:48
2. "Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny"   Galder, Silenoz, Shagrath 5:18
3. "Kings of the Carnival Creation"   Mustis, Silenoz, Shagrath 7:48
4. "Hybrid Stigmata - The Apostasy"   Shagrath, Silenoz, Mustis 6:57
5. "Architecture of a Genocidal Nature"   Silenoz, Shagrath 6:08
6. "Puritania"   Shagrath 3:06
7. "IndoctriNation"   Silenoz, Shagrath, Mustis 5:57
8. "The Maelstrom Mephisto"   Silenoz, Archon, Galder, Shagrath, Mustis 4:42
9. "Absolute Sole Right"   Silenoz, Shagrath, Mustis 6:26
10. "Sympozium"   Mustis, Shagrath, Silenoz 5:13
11. "Perfection or Vanity" (Instrumental) Shagrath 3:30
Limited Japanese Edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
1. "Devil's Path" (2000 Version) 6:06
2. "Burn in Hell" (Twisted Sister cover) 5:05

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

AllMusic wrote, "A minority of purists might see this as too much of a departure, a complaint that would have more merit if Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia wasn't as exquisite as it is diverse."[1]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
Polish Albums Chart 14[2]


Personnel[edit]

Dimmu Borgir
Guests
  • Orchestration arranged and conducted by Gaute Storås
  • Recorded with the Gothenburg Opera Orchestra [tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10 & 11]
  • Annica Kroon, Annika Hjelm, Bertil Lindh, Catherine Claesson, Nicola Boruvka, Per Enokson, Thore Svedlund - violins
  • Henrik Edström, Nils Edin, Per Högberg - violas
  • Grzegorz Wybraniec, Johan Stern - cellos
  • Bo Eklund - double bass
  • Charlie Storm – sample manipulation on "Puritania"
Technical staff

References[edit]