As appetiser between "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant" and "Spiritual Black Dimensions" DIMMU BORGIR serves us their EP "Godless Savage Garden". Ennobled by a great Marschall-cover, we get two brand-new tracks, two re-recordings off their "For All Tid"-debut, three live-versions as well as a cover-tune, ACCEPT's "Metal Heart".
The two re-recordings ("Hunnerkongen" and "Raabjørn Speiler Draugheimens Skodde") are in a far fatter sound, especially if you have listened to "For All Tid" just before this one (just like myself). The difference is huge. The live-versions are satisfying as well, the sound is good and the compositions are beyond question anyway.
"Moonchild Domain" and "Chaos Without Prophecy" are the two new tracks and they sound like a logical continuation of the "Enthrone Darkness Triumphant"-Albums, would not have been out of place there, too, musically the very typical DIMMU BORGIR-sound. And then we still have "Metal Heart"... That the Norwegians are good in transplanting Metal-classics into their own sound already once more has been proved with their great TWISTED SISTER-cover "Burn In Hell" off their latest offering, ACCEPT's "Metal Heart" so to say is the mother of all DIMMU BORGIR-versions and just like their newer try sounds very good, somehow funny to hear the classical sound with this voice, hehe...
As the thing comes in a very nice DigiPak and has a great artwork I think that I can really recommend "Godless Savage Garden" to every DB-fan.