Dimmu Borgir – Stormblåst 2005 (2005)

Stormblast 2005 has to be one of the most pointless and unneccessary re-recordings ever made. I’m not too clear on the band’s intention or reasoning, and to be honest, I don’t really care. The end product is vastly inferior to the original, even with Dimmu’s more modern, lightening fast and heavily over-produced symphonic pomp. There is a magic and density that is missing still, however, in this somewhat soulless rehashing of the black metal classic.