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enslaved intimes
Artist: Enslaved
Title: In Times
Genre: Extreme Metal
Release Date: 6th March 2015
Label: Nuclear Blast Records


Album Review

1991 saw founding of Norwegian ENSLAVED, an extreme metal band that kept Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle Kjellson at the core but changed around them over the time as their name solidified on the Metal scene. ‘In Times’ is their thirteenth album. It’s a mixture of their roots in black metal and love for progressive rock, which means you can expect a mixture of raw growls with clean vocals through an atmospheric soundscape made harder by blast beats and polarising tempos. Its effect on the songs is that they simultaneously compress and open; both of their favoured genres feel like they’re in a dialogue with each other. As a listening experience it’s like a ride which harries you on to land you in reflective moments. An end result, not as brutal offering but a dark psychedelia that you can really enjoy.


Tracklist

01. Thurisaz Dreaming
02. Building With Fire
03. One Thousand Years of Rain
04. Nauthir Bleeding
05. In Times
06. Daylight


Line-up

Ivar Bjørnson – lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Grutle Kjellson – lead vocals, bass
 Arve “Ice Dale” Isdal  – lead and rhythm guitar
 Cato Bekkevold – drums
Herbrand Larsen – guitar, keyboards, mellotron, vocals


Websites

http://www.enslaved.no / https://www.facebook.com/enslaved


Cover Picture

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Rating

Music: 7
Sound: 8
Total: 7.5 / 10


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