In my opinion the album Death Cult Armageddon has since it's release been one of the very most spectacular and monumental albums ever created. I was surely disappointed to listen to In Sorte Diaboli, which for me was a disappointment, although critically acclaimed. After the depart of Mustis and Vortex I feared that Dimmu was dead,
After reading a couple of reviews I took a chance and ordered the box set, at a fantastic value at amazon.co.uk (it actually costs exactly twice in a store here in Norway). I sure wasn't disappointed. This is Dimmus at it's best, almost as fantastic as Death Cult. The orchestra is back, beatifully arranged, bringing an extra power to the tracks. Not to mention the choir. The sound is at times so dark that at times you can feel the chill. This is great stuff!
My only regret is the soundquality of the Dimmu albums whick lack dynamics and clarity when played on an audiophile system. I guess this could be intentional, but if so I think it's a miss.
For those who think Death Cult Armageddon was Dimmu at it's best, they won't be disappointed with this.
A must for everybody who has ever enjoyed the dark, powerful sound of Norway's pride. Thank you, Dimmu!!