The Sacrilegious Scorn

The Sacrilegious Scorn is off Dimmu Borgir’s In Sorte Diaboli album and is probably one of the Norwegian black metal band’s best songs. The video concept is mainly a paraphrase on Christianity’s core-symbolism and motives.

Such examples are the Roman soldiers gambling over Christ’s garment, the mockery of St. Michael the Archangel, driving Satan out of Heaven by stepping on him and pointing his sword onto him. Now we see this reversed, when the inaugurated Antichrist is doing that to St. Michael. We also witness the inauguration of the Dark Emperor in the Temple of the Baphomet, seeing him taking the oath as the new sovereign while celebrating a mockery of the Last Supper. The story culminates in the Dark Emperor showing up in front of his followers, bringing out blessings. The Empire of Darkness is then established.

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