I finally heard Dimmu Borgir's re-recording of "Stormblast" after all this time. Well, for the most part, I think it was a fucking disaster. First of all, why would they want to fuck with their best release, second to "For All Tid"!? Second, if they HAD to re-record the entire album, taking off the original "Sorgens Kammer" was a big mistake. Truth be told, "Sorgens Kammer Del II" is one of the tracks I actually like on the album, but why take off the original track, which was one of the best on the original Stormblast album? Who gives a fuck if the original was a ripoff? You'd think by now the band has made enough money to pay the composer for the rights.
Dont get me wrong, I like Dimmu. I didnt accuse them of being sell-outs for changing their shit up. I've stuck behind some of my favorite bands when they changed it up and still delieverd the goods (Satyricon and Enslaved come to mind). I liked Death Cult Armegeddon, but the "new" Stormblast just seemed like a money scheme to me.