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The Best Dimmu Borgir Albums of All Time 

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Updated October 13, 2018 1.4k votes 437 voters 8.9k views 11 items

List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Godsmack albums, with the help of your votes. This Dimmu Borgir discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Dimmu Borgir albums can be found at the top of the list. Formed in Oslo, Norway in 1993, Dimmu Borgir defined the Norwegian black metal scene with their debut album For all tid (2009). They've since broadened their heavy sound with their first concept album, In Sorte Diaboli (2007). 

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Dimmu Borgir singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Dimmu Borgir album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Dimmu Borgir album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

Examples of albums on this list include Stormblåst (1996), Enthrone Darkness Triumphant (1997), and the more recent Eonian (2018). This list of popular Dimmu Borgir CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

Enthrone Darkness Triump... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dimmu Borgir Albums of All Time
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1. Mourning Palace
2. Spellbound (By the Devil)
3. In Death's Embrace
4. Relinquishment of Spirit and Flesh
5. The Night Masquerade
6. Tormentor of Christian Souls
7. Entrance
8. Master of Disharmony
9. Prudence's Fall
10. A Succubus in Rapture
11. Raabjørn speiler Draugheimens skodde

Release Date: 1997

Artist: Dimmu Borgir

Tracks: Spellbound (by the Devil), The Night Masquerade, Tormentor of Christian Souls, + more

Length (mins): 00:56:45

Genres (Music): Black metal, Symphonic metal, Melodic black metal, Symphonic black metal

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Puritanical Euphoric Mis... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dimmu Borgir Albums of All Time
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1. Fear and Wonder
2. Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny
3. Kings of the Carnival Creation
4. Hybrid Stigmata - The Apostasy
5. Architecture of a Genocidal Nature
6. Puritania
7. IndoctriNation
8. The Maelstrom Mephisto
9. Absolute Sole Right
10. Sympozium
11. Perfection or Vanity

Release Date: 2001

Artist: Dimmu Borgir

Producer: Fredrik Nordström

Tracks: Blessings Upon the Throne of Tyranny, The Maelstrom Mephisto, Sympozium, + more

Genres (Music): Black metal, Melodic black metal, Industrial metal, Thrash metal, Symphonic black metal, + more

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Spiritual Black Dimensio... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dimmu Borgir Albums of All Time
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1. Reptile
2. Behind the Curtains of Night - Phantasmagoria
3. Dreamside Dominions
4. United in Unhallowed Grace
5. The Promised Future Aeons
6. The Blazing Monoliths of Defiance
7. The Insight and the Catharsis
8. Grotesquery Conceiled (Within Measureless Magic)
9. Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria

Release Date: 1999

Artist: Dimmu Borgir

Producer: Peter Tägtgren

Tracks: Arcane Lifeforce Mysteria, United in Unhallowed Grace, Behind the Curtains of Night—Phantasmagoria, + more

Length (mins): 00:49:19

Genres (Music): Black metal, Symphonic metal, Melodic black metal, Symphonic black metal, Extreme metal

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Death Cult Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dimmu Borgir Albums of All Time
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1. Allegiance
2. Progenies of the Great Apocalypse
3. Lepers Among Us
4. Vredesbyrd
5. For the World to Dictate Our Death
6. Blood Hunger Doctrine
7.  Allehelgens Død I Helveds Rike
8. Cataclysm Children
9. Eradication Instincts Defined
10. Unorthodox Manifesto
11. Heavenly Perverse

Release Date: 2003

Artist: Dimmu Borgir

Producer: Fredrik Nordström

Tracks: Allegiance, Blood Hunger Doctrine, Satan My Master, + more

Length (mins): 01:05:46

Genres (Music): Black metal, Symphonic metal, Symphonic black metal, Extreme metal

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