Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. You can hear the small influences of thrash metal which, for some reasons described below, sounds like punk , and more significant influences of goth rock, manifested in clean arpeggios and long lead guitar melodies.
These features are making musical shape of "For all tid" similar to swedish style with its sense of melody. All of them are well-known for combining the experimental elements with devotion to old-school roots.
The production of album is not perfect at all. The band was in a hurry to record this album, and this circumstance strongly affected the result. Nevertheless, only the original mix sounds listenable, since the remastered version is nothing but high-pitched garbage. The sound of guitars and drums are too weak, but the bass sounds not bad, which makes real a possibility to enjoy the bass lines. The main problem with For All Tid , aside from being laughably unoriginal and derivative , is the poor songwriting and even less convincing execution.
Talk about production, audibility of the bass and lyrical proficiency is just beating around the bush, so I avoid those topics on most of my reviews, except when the lyrics are so unbelievably retarded that they can't be ignored. But again, for me to look up the lyrics on an album requires an interest in learning more about said album's message, something I feel absolutely uncompelled to do with For All Tid.
They could be singing about sticking dildos up their asses - like the clown Inferanus from Gorgoroth - or have a prose that rivals that of Famine from Peste Noire - the gold standard of quality lyrics - and I'd be none the wiser. My lack of interest is compounded by the fact that everything feels so try-hard, like the loser in school who makes a fool out of himself on purpose.
Tjodalv also left Dimmu Borgir after the tour to be with his newborn child, and was replaced by Aggressor for a mini-tour after taking a break from the band's Enthrone promotion.
The recording sessions for Spiritual Black Dimensions came next, and Tjodalv came back to the fold after his family sabbatical. The album was released in to more praise from the metal media, as it revealed a heavier and more complex vision than anything they had accomplished before. Nagash quit before any touring could take place, but the band had asked bassist Simen Hestnaes from Borknagar to add operatic vocals to the recordings anyway, so he slid into the role quite easily.
The band also made a split album with Old Man's Child around the same time, and the results were released as Sons of Satan Gather for Attack in the same year. Tjodalv unexpectedly left Dimmu Borgir after their tour, but Cradle of Filth's Nick Barker was more than ready to step into his shoes and the tour resumed without a hitch. In keeping with the spirit of their luck in the late '90s, the turn of the century saw Astennu fired from Dimmu Borgir before the recording of their next album.
Financial and time constraints put off the recording process until the fall of , and in the meantime, they drafted Galder from Old Man's Child to become their new guitarist. Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia was the resulting album, and the effort was by far their most complicated release to date. Featuring a symphonic orchestra on almost the entire album, the CD was an astonishing accomplishment in the world of black metal.
The band toured behind it, but the tragedies of September 11, cut short their plans to tour with Napalm Death in the States and they had to stay in Europe. Saturday 6 June Sunday 7 June Monday 8 June Tuesday 9 June Monday 15 June Tuesday 16 June Wednesday 17 June Friday 19 June Saturday 20 June Sunday 21 June Monday 22 June Tuesday 23 June Wednesday 24 June Thursday 25 June Friday 26 June Saturday 27 June Sunday 28 June Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Saturday 4 July Sunday 5 July Monday 6 July Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July“For All Tid” is the first effort from the infamous band, Dimmu Borgir. Although the band grew for “Stormblast”, this album is very solid. “For All Tid” is an album that kind of grows on you. At first, you will notice the great amount of instrumentals on this album.