Dimmu Borgir ‎– Abrahadabra

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Xibir 2:50
Born Treacherous 5:02
Gateways 5:10
Chess With The Abyss 4:08
Dimmu Borgir 5:35
Ritualist 5:13
The Demiurge Molecule 5:29
A Jewel Traced Through Coal 5:16
Renewal 4:11
Endings And Continuations 6:00
Gateways (Orchestral Version) 5:44
The Demiurge Molecule (Orchestral Version) 5:23
Gateways 5:04

Versions (25)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(12xFile, AAC, 256 + File, MPEG-4 Video) Nuclear Blast none 2010
NB 2650-1, 2650-1 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2650-1, 2650-1 US 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-1, 27361 23481 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(2xLP, Album, Ltd) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2348-1, 27361 23481 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-1, 27361 23481 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Num, Blu) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2348-1, 27361 23481 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-9, 27361 23489 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Pic) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2348-9, 27361 23489 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-0 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(Box, Dlx + CD, Album, Enh) Nuclear Blast NB 2348-0 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-2, 2348-2 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(Box, Dlx, Ltd, Num + CD, Album, Dlx, Enh, Dig) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2348-2, 2348-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-5 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(Box, Ltd, Num + CD, Album, Enh) Nuclear Blast NB 2348-5 Germany 2010 Sell This Version
IROND CD 10-1731DG Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Dig) Irond IROND CD 10-1731DG Russia 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-2, 2348-2 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Dlx, Enh, Dig) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2348-2, 2348-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
EMCD 0140 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Evolution Music (2) EMCD 0140 South Korea 2010 Sell This Version
ICARUS 671 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Icarus Music ICARUS 671 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
IROND CD 10-1731 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Irond IROND CD 10-1731 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2648-2, 2648-2 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2648-2, 2648-2 USA & Canada 2010 Sell This Version
MICP-10946 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Avalon MICP-10946 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
SR0586-0-LTD Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Scarecrow Records (2), Nuclear Blast SR0586-0-LTD Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
NBR 0186 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Nuclear Blast NBR 0186 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-2 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Nuclear Blast, Platinum (5) NB 2348-2 Thailand 2010 Sell This Version
SR0586-0 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Scarecrow Records (2), Nuclear Blast SR0586-0 Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
NB 2348-2, 27361 23482 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2348-2, 27361 23482 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
IROND CD 10-1731 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Irond IROND CD 10-1731 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
SR0586-LTD, SR05686-LTD Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Nuclear Blast, Scarecrow Records (2) SR0586-LTD, SR05686-LTD Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
DSR 012 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(CD, Album, Enh) Demonstealer Records DSR 012 India 2011 Sell This Version
NB 2348-1, 27361 23481 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2348-1, 27361 23481 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
NB 2348-1, 27361 23481 Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Cle) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 2348-1, 27361 23481 Germany 2016 Sell This Version

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kattamuuran

June 29, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
referencing Abrahadabra, CD, Album, Enh, NB 2348-2, 27361 23482
I have to admit, I lost interest in Dimmu Borgir after Darkness Enthroned Triumphant, not because they were doing anything particularly wrong, but because other acts like Arcturus, Emperor, Opeth, etc, etc, were doing so many more things right. I got this partly out of curiosity, partly because it has a smart title. I was skeptical somewhat about the live orchestrations, as I have been promised this hybrid in the past by other bands, and always felt that the merging of live classical orchestrations (as opposed to the more traditional nordic metal approach of having the classical elements handled by keyboards) and epic metal to be more epic metal with a light sprinkling of classical. Don't get me wrong, I actually am not even close to a classical buff, but I have always felt that under the right guidance, these two genres could make some beautifully brutal music together. Low and behold, I really did not expect that it would be Dimmu Borgir who could pull it off so well. Well, I stand corrected.

Perhaps the aspect that stands out the most are just how well integrated the orchestrations are with the metal. You really get the feeling that they were developed in collaboration and concert, rather than one being tacked on at the end of the other. The absence of ICS Vortex is mitigated by the addition of a choir, which actually do a really amazing job of delivering any clean vocals, wherever they are needed.

I personally think by the end of the album, some of the ideas get a little repetitive, mainly because without the orchestrations, this still sounds very much like the same Dimmu Borgir that I listened to 15 years ago, and other than this new element, the metal itself sounds mostly like business as usual. However, I do feel that this is something that is worth checking out.