Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini


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Release date: 27 September 2010
Style: Progressive black metal

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01. Ethica Odini
02. Raidho
03. Waruun
04. The Beacon
05. Axioma
06. Giants
07. Singular
08. Night Sight
09. Lightening

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01. Jotunblod (Doom)
02. Migration

The Best Black Metal Album Of 2010
Top 20 albums of 2010: 2

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
9.5
Let me tell you how I know that an album is hard to digest but great. When I put it on for the first time, most of the songs blur together, it's impossible to tell them apart. The first impression about the album is accentuated by those cool fragments of songs that remain in my memory. During the second listen I manage to hear most of those fragments. Just when I'm about to play the album for the third time to get those last cool bits, I realise that there are some more cool bits that I picked up during my second listen. With every consecutive listen, the number of cool bits increases, and my mind connects them to respective songs. After 10 listens all bits are in place, the picture is complete and my smile is wider than a six-lane freeway, because the album is brilliant.

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published 30.09.2010 | Comments (70)

Guest review by
ponderer
Rating:
2.9
Here we are again. I say that because Enslaved are beating the proverbial "Nordic Black Metal" horse to death. It seems like this is becoming a standard out of the Northern European Black Metal scene these days. Scary makeup, growling vocals, droning guitars, and a complete lack of direction other than to throw in some "evil" lyrics. Like anyone will ever go as far as Mercyful Fate did in the 80's lyrically? Doubtful, and I haven't seen anyone do it yet.

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published 12.12.2010 | Comments (124)

Guest review by
Metren
Rating:
7.0
It is almost certainly true that in each professional musician's life - if they are passionate and serious about their art - comes a point, when they become almost too good at what they do and the result is an album that doesn't take very many risks or doesn't include any truly mind-blowing melodies, riffs, solos, etc. For Enslaved, that point of becoming too good to take risks came with 2010's Axioma Ethica Odini.

Few albums will impress as highly on the first listen as this one, but that's not necessarily a good thing when it comes to (extreme) metal. An initial reaction of "I don't quite get it yet, but it's interesting" holds much more promise of an album becoming a true classic than does "OMG! This is awesome!"

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published 20.08.2016 | Comments (24)

Over the last couple records, Enslaved seemed to be moving towards metal middle age... from Black Metal to Black Floyd. AEO sees them continuing the prog path, but at the same time drawing from the best elements of their past work. The tone of this is harsher. At times they show the familiar gallop of their old BM works, at others the weirdness of Monumension and the confidence of Below The Lights. i love this album so much i want to fuck it.

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18.07.2010 - 16:40
Rating: 9
vezzy
Stallmanite
So, is this gonna win another staff pick?
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18.07.2010 - 16:50
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Written by vezzy on 18.07.2010 at 16:40

So, is this gonna win another staff pick?

Probably. It'll likely win another Spellemann award too.
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18.07.2010 - 19:03
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by vezzy on 18.07.2010 at 16:40

So, is this gonna win another staff pick?



As far as I remember only Vertebrae won a staff pick for bet Progressive album
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18.07.2010 - 19:11
Rating: 9
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.07.2010 at 19:03

Written by vezzy on 18.07.2010 at 16:40

So, is this gonna win another staff pick?



As far as I remember only Vertebrae won a staff pick for bet Progressive album


Ruun won the Black Metal Staff Pick of 2006.
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18.07.2010 - 19:26
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by vezzy on 18.07.2010 at 19:11

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.07.2010 at 19:03

Written by vezzy on 18.07.2010 at 16:40

So, is this gonna win another staff pick?



As far as I remember only Vertebrae won a staff pick for bet Progressive album


Ruun won the Black Metal Staff Pick of 2006.


Oh yeah, true.

Well, enslaved could win depending on the quality of their upcoming release.
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19.07.2010 - 15:40
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The cover art to this is pretty fugly to be honest.
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19.07.2010 - 15:43
Rating: 9
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Guest on 19.07.2010 at 15:40

The cover art to this is pretty fugly to be honest.


Agreed.
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19.07.2010 - 15:45
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Written by vezzy on 19.07.2010 at 15:43

Written by Guest on 19.07.2010 at 15:40

The cover art to this is pretty fugly to be honest.


Agreed.

Bit of a shame as the last three have been quite attractive.
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19.07.2010 - 15:53
Rating: 9
vezzy
Stallmanite
Written by Guest on 19.07.2010 at 15:45

Written by vezzy on 19.07.2010 at 15:43

Written by Guest on 19.07.2010 at 15:40

The cover art to this is pretty fugly to be honest.


Agreed.

Bit of a shame as the last three have been quite attractive.


I don't find Ruun to be that of a good cover.
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19.07.2010 - 16:05
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Written by vezzy on 19.07.2010 at 15:53

Written by Guest on 19.07.2010 at 15:45

Written by vezzy on 19.07.2010 at 15:43

Written by Guest on 19.07.2010 at 15:40

The cover art to this is pretty fugly to be honest.


Agreed.

Bit of a shame as the last three have been quite attractive.


I don't find Ruun to be that of a good cover.

I'd say it's probably their prettiest ;] Isa would be if it didn't have a naked man in the middle of the eye.
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13.08.2010 - 00:24
dodstink
Frost cover is sine qua non to nordic metal.
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13.08.2010 - 01:03
Rating: 10
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by vezzy on 18.07.2010 at 16:40

So, is this gonna win another staff pick?


we'll see. it's certainly possible. depends how it sounds (we can assume it will be at least pretty good based upon their last several albums) and the strength of the competition.
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13.08.2010 - 05:15
Rating: 10
bard
Maybe it's just me, but Axioma Ethica Odini feels like a very awkward title for an Enslaved album.
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16.08.2010 - 03:58
ThatOtherGuy
Of all the things we are critizing is the album cover... that must mean thats the most important part of the album
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19.08.2010 - 01:46
Introspekrieg
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19.08.2010 - 19:28
Rating: 9
Got Mayhem?
Written by Introspekrieg on 19.08.2010 at 01:46

Samples online: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003ZY259W/ref=dm_sp_alb?ie=UTF8&qid=1282166955&sr=8-1


I never thought I'd ever say this about an Enslaved album...but those samples contained some of the most 'evil' sounding riffs I've heard in a while. My interest is very very piqued right now.
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19.08.2010 - 19:31
Rating: 9
vezzy
Stallmanite
Huh, I wasn't THAT blown away by it, but it sounds great, so yeah, this is definitely maintaining my interest.
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20.08.2010 - 12:14
Skøllgrim
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Enslaved has delivered solid release after release, I doubt this will be an exception. However I am not digging the cover art nor the album title...
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21.08.2010 - 00:31
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Samples sound pretty decent; not exactly blowing me away but the fact they haven't softened their sound further is definitely a good sign. Even sounds like they've reverted back to the sound of Ruun rather than that of Vertebrae.
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21.08.2010 - 05:40
Rating: 7
Gopherhawk
Im really looking forward to this. Vertebrae blew me away and I like the way the band appears to be headed. The art looks good to me and the song titles are pretty original so upon release I'm snatching this one up.
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06.09.2010 - 23:07
Fenrisborg
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The first song titled "Ethica Odini" has been released:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHWVRaiS00Q&feature=player_embedded

And it's awesome. It's a return to the sound of Ruun and and not a continuation of Vertebrae. So it looks like the Enslaved sound won't be watered down anymore!
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09.09.2010 - 02:31
worship_non
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The song's crap. They seem to be completely playing it safe these days, delivering what's expected of them, plastic "progressive" (ie not really progressing anything) metal with no passion, anger, emotion, anything.

It would be kind of hard to water their sound down any more, imo.
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18.09.2010 - 16:59
Rating: 9
vezzy
Stallmanite
It seems the album just got leaked.
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18.09.2010 - 19:42
SoulScarred
Yeah it is leaked... downloading it now
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19.09.2010 - 10:26
Rating: 9
PazuzuSKOM
Pazuzu
First impression ,, Awesome , some how its sound more pre-Vertebrae , more Blackish, and i guess that gona be greatly welcomed by old fans
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20.09.2010 - 17:24
worship_non
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Listened to some more songs on youtube, they sound better than the first one.
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24.09.2010 - 19:36
Koen Smits
Can't say it enough: this release will blow you away. A plus!
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25.09.2010 - 01:25
Rating: 9
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Shit man, got the album a few hours ago and its AWESOME. Wow, very impressive.
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25.09.2010 - 16:59
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
It is a totally massive brilliant album.
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25.09.2010 - 23:37
Rating: 9
wh1te603
I love it, never even heard Enslaved before. Just a fantastic album.
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