|Studio album by Dimmu Borgir|
|Released||25 January 1996|
|Recorded||Endless Sound Productions
|Label||Cacophonous, Century Media|
|Dimmu Borgir chronology|
Stormblåst ("stormblown" in English) is the second studio album by Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir. It was released on 25 January 1996 through Cacophonous Records, and re-released in 2001 by Century Media. The album is entirely in the band's native language of Norwegian, and was their last album to be completely in Norwegian instead of English.
More keyboards were employed for this album than previously by the band, and the guitars and bass became more musically textured. This is also the last album where lyrics would be written by Aldrahn (of Dødheimsgard and Ved Buens Ende) until 2003's Death Cult Armageddon, and the last album to feature Brynjard Tristan on bass guitar.
In 2005, a completely re-recorded version of this album was released as Stormblåst MMV.
The intro to "Guds Fortapelse" is from Dvořák's Symphony no. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 From the New World.
The song Sorgens kammer was plagiarized by keyboardist at the time, Stian Aarstad, from the title track of the Amiga game Agony. As a result the song was left off of their re-recording of Stormblåst. The same thing applies for the intro to Alt lys er svunnet hen, which plagiarized the song Sacred Hour by Magnum.
|1.||"Alt lys er svunnet hen" ("All Light Has Faded Away")||6:07|
|2.||"Broderskapets ring" ("The Circle of Brotherhood")||5:10|
|3.||"Når sjelen hentes til helvete" ("When the Soul is Brought to Hell")||4:33|
|4.||"Sorgens kammer" ("Chamber of Sorrow")||6:21|
|5.||"Da den kristne satte livet til" ("When the Christian Lost His Life")||3:08|
|7.||"Dødsferd" ("Journey of Death")||5:30|
|9.||"Vinder fra en ensom grav" ("Winds From a Lonely Grave")||4:28|
|10.||"Guds fortapelse - åpenbaring av dommedag" ("God’s Damnation — Revelation of Judgment Day")||4:24|
AllMusic's review was unfavorable, writing, "Lengthy, melancholy piano instrumentals, too many mid-paced tempos and an overabundance of goth-flavored synth mush will test the patience of those looking for a more visceral approach..."
- Silenoz – lead vocals and lead guitar
- Shagrath – lead guitar and vocals
- Tjodalv – drums
- Brynjard Tristan – bass guitar
- Stian Aarstad – synthesizers and piano
- "http://www.psygnosis.org/games/agony/files/notes.txt". psygnosis.org. Retrieved 23 August 2012.
- Serba, John. "Stormblåst - Dimmu Borgir : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 August 2012.