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A good, strong album but it's a little boring at times.,
This review is from: In Sorte Diaboli (Audio CD)
In Sorte Diaboli is a good hard album. It has some excellent tracks of it such as The Serpentine Offering and The Invaluble Darkness, but after awhile it begins to become a little boring and you'll find your self picking about 6 out of the 9 songs every time you listen to it. While Dimmu Borgir are moving away from the traditional Black Metal sound, this album is missing the sort of Black, Idustrial and Thrash Metal sound Death Cult Armageddon possesed. The lyrics on this album seem a little weak at times, but for the most part their ok.
Shagrath's vocals are still as good as they were on the previous titles and Vortex is continuing to add some really intreaging pieces to the songs he sings in. Hellhammers drumming sounds good, but I prefer Nicks. Silenoz and Glader's guitar work still has the industrial Metal sound to it, which I like. And Mustis' work of the keyboard still impresses me. So what wrong with it? Well for starters the tracks to sound a bit similar, and they get a little boring after a while. The Serpentine Offering is the stand-out track on the album it's certainly the best. The chanting in some songs was a nice affect aswell, I don't think their were any solo's on this album so I was a tad disapointed by that as well. The acctual story, about the priest, is nothing more than a nice little read.
Overall, it's a good album that I would reccomend to others - truly enjoyable, but at certain times boring and repeative.