Stormblåst

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Stormblåst
Stormblåst.jpg
Studio album by Dimmu Borgir
Released 25 January 1996
Recorded Endless Sound Productions
July–September 1995
Genre Black metal
Length 49:40
Label Cacophonous
Producer Dimmu Borgir
Dimmu Borgir chronology
For all tid
(1995)
Stormblåst
(1996)
Devil's Path
(1996)

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. This is also the first album where Tjodalv switched to drums as opposed to guitar and the last 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.

More keyboards were employed for this album than previously by the band, and the guitars and bass became more musically textured.

In 2005, a completely re-recorded version of this album was released as Stormblåst MMV.

Stormblåst[edit]

Background[edit]

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.[1] 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.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

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..."[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
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
6. "Stormblåst" ("Stormblown") 6:16
7. "Antikrist" ("Antichrist") 3:43
8. "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
Total length: 49:40

Personnel[edit]

Stormblåst 2005 Version/Stormblåst Re Recorded/Stormblåst MMV[edit]

Stormblåst
Stormblåst MMV.jpg
Studio album by Dimmu Borgir
Released November 11, 2005 (2005-11-11)
Recorded 2005 at Abyss Studio, Sweden
Genre Melodic black metal
Length 51:14
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Shagrath, Silenoz
Dimmu Borgir chronology
Death Cult Armageddon
(2003)
Stormblåst MMV
(2005)
In Sorte Diaboli
(2007)

Stormblåst MMV (sometimes referred to as Stormblåst 2005 Version or Stormblåst Re Recorded) is the seventh album by Norwegian black metal band Dimmu Borgir, released on November 11, 2005 by Nuclear Blast. It is a re-recorded version of the band's 1996 album Stormblåst. The album was re-recorded entirely by Silenoz and Shagrath with guest appearances from Hellhammer and Mustis. The album also has two new studio tracks, "Sorgens Kammer – Del II" and "Avmaktslave". The album included a bonus DVD with five live songs performed at Ozzfest 2004 and the American version included a free cloth patch.

Removal of material[edit]

The instrumental "Sorgens Kammer" from the original album could not be re-recorded due to copyright issues associated with the 1992 Amiga game Agony, as then-keyboardist Stian Aarstad had passed the song off as his own.[citation needed] Similarly, for the intro to "Alt Lys Er Svunnet Hen", Aarstad used parts from the Magnum song Sacred Hour; for this reason the intro is not part of the song on this re-recorded version.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Alt Lys Er Svunnet Hen" ("All Light Has Faded Away") 4:44
2. "Broderskapets Ring" ("The Ring of Brotherhood") 5:30
3. "Når Sjelen Hentes Til Helvete" ("When the Soul is Brought to Hell") 4:43
4. "Sorgens Kammer - Del II" ("The Chamber of Sorrow - Part II") 5:51
5. "Da Den Kristne Satte Livet Til" ("When the Christian Lost His Life") 3:03
6. "Stormblåst" ("Stormblown") 6:10
7. "Dødsferd" ("Journey of Death") 5:42
8. "Antikrist" ("Antichrist") 3:36
9. "Vinder Fra En Ensom Grav" ("Winds From a Lonely Grave") 4:00
10. "Guds Fortapelse - Åpenbaring av Dommedag" ("God's Perdition - Revelation of Judgment Day") 4:01
11. "Avmaktslave" ("Slave of Impotency" or "Powerlessness") 3:54
Bonus DVD – Live at Ozzfest
No. Title Length
1. "Spellbound (By the Devil)" 4:20
2. "Vredesbyrd" ("Burden of Wrath") 4:48
3. "Kings of the Carnival Creation" 8:07
4. "Progenies of the Great Apocalypse" 5:25
5. "Mourning Palace" 5:45

Personnel[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Members featured in bonus DVD[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "http://www.psygnosis.org/games/agony/files/notes.txt". psygnosis.org. Retrieved 23 August 2012.  External link in |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b Serba, John. "Stormblåst - Dimmu Borgir : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Dimmu Borgir - Stormblast CD Album". Cduniverse.com. 2006-02-07. Retrieved 2012-03-10.