Purists will claim that the band have very little to do with the scene anymore, and are the beast to Nightwish’s beauty, due to the symphonic influences that drive both groups. Whatever the opinion, Dimmu Borgir stopped listening years ago, and have stayed true to their artistic vision. With Eonian, they’ve continued to push the envelope by adding orchestral embellishments, choirs and chants, to create a sound that is ambitious and bombastic. Eonian proves that Dimmu Borgir still have a lot of creative fire left in them.
Eonian is out now via Nuclear Blast/Caroline.
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