In what will
be their fourteenth studio album, Enslaved’s highly anticipated upcoming
release E is sure to be one of the
best metal albums of the year. Why? Because Enslaved never disappoint.
sound sorcerers have gone into proggier areas in recent times, but it’s only
added to their already intricate playing style. Their last LP In Times was a sensational gelling of
progressive metal and black metal – an ambitious attempt by an ambitious group.
And judging by the mind-blowing concept behind their upcoming record, it would
seem they are going for the jugular. Speaking of it, guitarist Ivar Bjørnson
said: “It is about the symbioses that surrounds us; which are vital to our
existence, to our development — on all scales.” So yeah, pretty deep stuff!
is a vital component in making a band great, and by that measurement, Enslaved
are up there with the very best. If E
can match the hype, we could have one hell of an album on our hands.
Music Journalism graduate and freelance writer from Northern Ireland, who enjoys scouring the music archives for the best sounds from the past and present. Writer for the awesome publications WhatCulture, Metal Injection, Scribol, The Gamer, and Prefix.