With New Song, Dimmu Borgir Officially Becomes Nightwish

In an unexpected turn of events, Mortal-Kombat-tier Norwegian opera-metallers Dimmu Borgir have gone full on symphonic power metal in their new song.  Embracing the trending female fronted power/quest metal sound that has replaced metalcore as the newest wave of a strange phenomenon known as “girlfriend metal” (the metal your girlfriend puts on while she’s cleaning the house), Dimmu have essentially robbed the sound of Nightwish, Epica, and Within Temptation while yet retaining the Hollywood-orc vocals of Shagrath.  While moments resembling early Blind Guardian are in fact an improvement over a preceding album that was almost completely devoid of guitars, this is by no means quality power metal nor is it the hybrid of older Dimmu styles that the band has been mouthing off about the past few months.

The response to this may test the theory of DMU overlords Brett Stevens and myself that a power metal wave will be the next big metal movement.  One indeed has to wonder if the suits at Nuclear Blast pushed this sort of direction at all, given the track is suspiciously void of the downtuned breakdown style we’ve heard in the past and is way more happy/positive/upbeat sounding than anything they’ve done.  Will Shagrath eventually chop his dick off and become trans, completing the the band’s journey to female-fronted symphonic metal?  We shall see.  But in any case, have a curious listen for yourself here:

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12 thoughts on “With New Song, Dimmu Borgir Officially Becomes Nightwish”

  1. NWN War Metal Tranny Rapist says:

    This is shemale music.

  2. Charles Stuart says:

    Why are they dressed like mid-level government bureaucrats? Also, why did they just openly steal the album design of Gorgoroth’s Pentagram and Antichrist albums?

  3. A dick says:

    “The response to this may test the theory of DMU overlords Brett Stevens and myself that a power metal wave will be the next big metal movement.”

    Another prediction. Metal bands won’t write their material anymore, but be spoon fed cookie cutter safe “metal” by a half dozen suits in pop music fashion.

    1. Put some lead into that metal says:

      Power metal has been a fad since Dragonforce. Dimmu Borgir is just trying to stay “relevant”, but like always, is late in the game. Call it the “Morbid Angel syndrome”.

  4. Kali Yuga says:

    How old are you? Dimmu have been a pop band for well over a decade now.and even in the early 2000s were well know in the mainstream. I guess Brock Dorsey is disappointed as it was expecting black metal?

  5. Marc Defranco says:

    Has Dimmu ever really been that good? I know there’s a review praising Stormblåst on here but god damn if half that album isn’t just simple rock with stolen parts of videogame soundtracks

    1. LostInTheANUS says:

      The stolen parts aren’t from vidya games, they’re from Magnum’s Chase the Dragon album.

      1. Brock Dorsey says:

        You’re both right actually

  6. Psychic Psych Toad says:

    Limbonic Art > Anorexia Nervosa > Cradle of Filth > Dimmu Borgir > Arcturus > Tartaros > Hecate Enthroned > Borknagar > Troll > Finntroll > Dodheimsgard > Aborym > Old Man’s Child

    Dying now…painful memories… cough cough…

    1. Psychic Psych Toad says:

      Limbonic Art is Christmas music though!!!

      1. LostInTheANUS says:

        If you host Christmas gay sex orgies then sure.

  7. Mister Syre says:

    “Unexpected turn of events”? Nothing really changed in the last two decades, I would say. They also lifted their chorus from The Sisters of Mercy ‘My Dominion’:
    https://youtu.be/fRPtRmwyKFs?t=1m14s

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