Dimmu Borgir: “Gateways”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Dimmu_Borgir_Gateways.mp3|titles=Dimmu Borgir: “Gateways”]
Norway’s Dimmu Borgir is one of the preeminent names in symphonic black metal, and it garnered particular fanfare from two of its most string-infused albums, Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia in 2001 and Death Cult Armageddon in 2003.
Abrahadabra, the band’s first album in three years, is its most spectacular and elaborate release to date. It features one hundred guest musicians – ensemble players and choir singers – helping make this a symphonic-black-metal masterpiece. If you enjoy black metal with orchestral additions — or just dark music in general — be sure not to miss this.