Dimmu Borgir's Abrahadabra is awesome. It's rare that I pick up an album that has songs I thoroughly enjoy from start to finish. The addition of a full symphony orchestra makes this their biggest sounding album to date and I highly recommend this one for metal fans.
Most pre-release reviews I read warned me that this was a very "different" album for Dimmu Borgir and I should keep an open mind. Honestly, I didn't see what the big deal was. Maybe it's because the band is wearing white costumes instead of black ones? Maybe it's because the double-bass drum isn't pounding away maniacally for every second on every song? Maybe it's because they enlisted the help of a (GASP!) female vocalist on one track? Maybe it's the full symphony orchestra? I don't know and I don't care. I love this album. Period.
A friend of mine told me over the summer that she used to think of me as her "jazz and heavy metal" friend. Now she only thinks of me as her "metal" friend. A recent e-mail said that I "seemed to eat and breathe heavy metal." Now while both of those statements are mostly true, metal is not my only musical love. Metal just happens to have the coolest videos to share with you folks.
Jazz and classical music are two genres that I absolutely adore but don't talk about enough here in the news box. I'll be sure to remedy that this week.
That's all from me for now.
Rock on and stay metal/jazzy/classical.