Shagrath and his compatriots have dominated the world of symphonic black metal for 30 years, and it was never by chance. For decades the band has managed to elegantly fuse the brutality of 80s black metal with more refined sounds. Their transformation of black metal into something more cinematic but also violent is stunning. These Norwegians have mastered their craft like none other. DIMMU BORGIR are the sound of darkness overwhelming the light.