I got confused yeah Heartwork, TRITSIO, and SOTLB are kinda melodeath, tho TRITSIO is way more just full on DM than MDM honestly, and I haven't heard SOTLB for ages.
But Dimmu Borgir is def MDM on their albums after Stormblast.
90's MDM >
Edit: Also, I'd call DB symphonic BM.
Well I'd say that every thing by DB is s**t no doubt
But really they aren't very BM after Stormblast, much more death metal sound.
Basically they were like Emperor lite > Emperor lite w/ lots of ******** keyboards > kinda bmish but also with like Amon Amarath sorta stuff > less bm than before > now just gay keyboards and some metal riffs that no one can even really place that sound "scary" and "evil"
Yeah but Emperor isn't DM. I'm just gonna call this s**t symphonic extreme metal cause I can't really call it DM.
It was only their first two albums where they were any thing like Emperor, and the stuff they put out after is way different.
No, I know their s**t has changed but... calling it DM?
It is DM because it sounds like ******** s**t like AA, and Dark Funeral and crap.