They call themselves best black metal band? true kings of Norway?! B**ch please..! I call this album "extreme pop metal" not symphonic Black .lol Lies, rumors and hate. "Moneymaking", sadness And shame
I think this álbum is great for introducing underground music to the masses, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The álbum is greatly produced, the symphonic orchestra sounds in the background elevate the category of metal and keep this genre and style of music strong against the poor shit pop industry music out there.
I agree that this is a good album. Yes, it is an exception from the previous albums and it is not Dimmu Borgir like, but still, it is enjoyable. I don't like to judge, after all, music is about feelings, they should write as they feel, as they have inspiration, I mean, it's been 20 years since the good old ones and they can't feel the same way they did then, when they wrote those songs, we can't expect them to just write what we want them to, that would be completely fake, don't you think? Anyway, it's pretty simple actually, if you like it, play it again, if not, then don't play it again and understand that they don't have to satisfy everybody's expectations and tastes, do they?
Today, to be objective and expect pure black metal from Dimmu, in my opinion is a little silly. It would be bad faith to say the opposite. To say that Eonian is a surprise surprises me. We are in the right line of Abrahadabra where I do not understand what we can blame from it. This opus was (and remains) one of the richest albums of Dimmu in terms of orchestrations, arrangements, various influences and arrived right after an In Sorte Diaboli globally missed. I am satisfied with what I expected from Dimmu. A grandiose album, with 200 tracks per song, between darkness and accessibility and above all a personality of its own. Because we do not say it, but we recognize Dimmu Borgir anyway from the beginning. So yes, if you want the typical black sympho, it is not Eonian that you must have, but it was not bet on the good horse.
Pretty good album! While Enthrone Darkness Triumphant will always be my favorite Dimmu album, I have to say I enjoyed this more than Abrahadabra. I know a lot of people hate Interdimensional Summit, but it's extremely catchy so it's good to me. Quite a few other really good songs on display here as well.
I'm probably in the minority here, but I enjoy the album, it's just that the first half of it is more memorable than the second, but nothing is really, genuinely bad. What, you people thought Borgir would return to EDT days? Fat chance of that.
I saw some people comparing this to power metal, so I thought "hey, maybe my untrve power metal-loving ass will be into it!", but...not really, no. I like "I Am Sovereign", "The Unveiling", "Alpha Aeon Omega" and "Council of Wolves and Snakes". The rest goes in one ear and out the other. I think I'd rather just listen to Septic Flesh or (gasp!) the newest COF album when it comes to the extreme end of the symphonic metal spectrum.
Read some terrible reviews; went to listen to it anyway. It's not so catastrophic as some would make this out to be, but nothing stands out, nothing grabs my attention. The album is almost over and I agree with one reviewer, who said that you can listen to this ten times, then shuffle all the songs and you wouldn't notice. SAD.