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

[Limited Edition Bonus 7" Vinyl]
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 (123)

Guest review by
Arcanewind
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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22.08.2011 - 18:51
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 22.08.2011 at 18:43

Great album. I'm in my first spin, and I'm lovin' it.

"Spin" surely denotes a CD or a vinyl. You can't really "spin" an mp3 now can you?
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22.08.2011 - 18:53
BeastOfMetal456
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.08.2011 at 18:51

Written by Guest on 22.08.2011 at 18:43

Great album. I'm in my first spin, and I'm lovin' it.

"Spin" surely denotes a CD or a vinyl. You can't really "spin" an mp3 now can you?

Alright. First LISTEN.
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23.08.2011 - 02:08
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.08.2011 at 18:51

Written by Guest on 22.08.2011 at 18:43

Great album. I'm in my first spin, and I'm lovin' it.

"Spin" surely denotes a CD or a vinyl. You can't really "spin" an mp3 now can you?


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23.08.2011 - 02:09
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by InnerSelf on 23.08.2011 at 02:08


Trolling I see

45% trolling, 46% self righteous pedantry, 9% something else.
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23.08.2011 - 02:09
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by InnerSelf on 23.08.2011 at 02:08


Trolling I see

45% trolling, 46% self righteous pedantry, 9% something else.
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23.08.2011 - 02:16
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.08.2011 at 02:09

Written by InnerSelf on 23.08.2011 at 02:08


Trolling I see

45% trolling, 46% self righteous pedantry, 9% something else.


I bet the 9% left is double posting
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23.08.2011 - 02:17
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by InnerSelf on 23.08.2011 at 02:16

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.08.2011 at 02:09

Written by InnerSelf on 23.08.2011 at 02:08


Trolling I see

45% trolling, 46% self righteous pedantry, 9% something else.


I bet the 9% left is double posting

Crap... that would surely make is like 200% overall which is impossible.
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23.08.2011 - 02:26
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.08.2011 at 02:17

Crap... that would surely make is like 200% overall which is impossible.


I was about to quote this without trimming the former posts, but I guess it I have trolled enough today
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23.08.2011 - 02:29
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by InnerSelf on 23.08.2011 at 02:26


I was about to quote this without trimming the former posts, but I guess it I have trolled enough today

Oh I dunno, the day isn't over yet. Me, Troy and Mr. D just trolled the crap out of the name your band thread.
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23.08.2011 - 02:31
Troy Killjoy
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Actually the day is over for a lot of people.
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23.08.2011 - 02:34
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.08.2011 at 02:29

Written by InnerSelf on 23.08.2011 at 02:26


I was about to quote this without trimming the former posts, but I guess it I have trolled enough today

Oh I dunno, the day isn't over yet. Me, Troy and Mr. D just trolled the crap out of the name your band thread.


Going there , I am in the mood for some Elite trolling
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23.08.2011 - 02:35
Rating: 10
BitterCOld
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It's been almost a year and i still love this release.
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23.08.2011 - 02:38
ErnilEnNaur
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Written by BitterCOld on 23.08.2011 at 02:35

It's been almost a year and i still love this release.


Same here, even though in time my preference has shifted slightly towards "Isa". When AEO was released it was by far my favorite Enslaved album. It will always remain an all-time classic though.
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23.08.2011 - 02:38
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Boss comes in , leaves a related comment , Boss leaves .

really I totally agree with you , this is still as overwhelming as it was when it was released. A marvelous piece of music
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23.08.2011 - 02:41
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 23.08.2011 at 02:38


Same here, even though in time my preference has shifted slightly towards "Isa". When AEO was released it was by far my favorite Enslaved album. It will always remain an all-time classic though.

Isa is definitely the ultimate Enslaved release. Has subtle depth like nothing else.
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23.08.2011 - 02:41
Rating: 10
BitterCOld
Gringo
When i refreshed the forum overview page, this was on top, had to visit. had been listening to it (along with the free EP and Vertebrae) the other day and still sat there enthralled by it. felt obliged to comment.
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23.08.2011 - 02:44
ErnilEnNaur
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Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 23.08.2011 at 02:41

Isa is definitely the ultimate Enslaved release. Has subtle depth like nothing else.


True, "Axioma Ethica Odini" is certainly easier to get into and easier on the ears. "Isa" on the other hand takes a bit more time, but has a more profound effect. What that effect is, I really cannot say. I guess that's why it is subtle
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23.08.2011 - 02:49
Troy Killjoy
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I only really ever got into Vikingligr Veldi...the rest of their stuff ranges from below average to decent for me.
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23.08.2011 - 03:00
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
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Written by BitterCOld on 23.08.2011 at 02:41

When i refreshed the forum overview page, this was on top, had to visit. had been listening to it (along with the free EP and Vertebrae) the other day and still sat there enthralled by it. felt obliged to comment.


I haven't checked Vertebrae yet but has been listening to Isa and Ruun a lot. so I think I will try to check it as soon as possible
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23.08.2011 - 03:07
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by InnerSelf on 23.08.2011 at 03:00


I haven't checked Vertebrae yet but has been listening to Isa and Ruun a lot. so I think I will try to check it as soon as possible

Vertebrae is very sterile in tone, I didn't like it personally even though it's still accomplished.
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10.09.2011 - 22:59
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid
Amazing album, it has only grown on me ever since the first time i listened to it.
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09.12.2011 - 00:29
Mattybu
After a few listens I am really liking this one... It could become my next "listen to it every night before sleeping" album.
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21.02.2012 - 01:32
Rating: 10
strade
It's...it's... just perfect. Even after all this time.
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27.03.2012 - 14:58
Boxcar Willy
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I don't really like this...
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27.03.2012 - 15:49
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.03.2012 at 14:58
I don't really like this...

Same with me. I've been getting less and less into Enslaved as they've been getting more and more Pink Floyd meets black metal.
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27.03.2012 - 17:28
Boxcar Willy
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 27.03.2012 at 15:49

Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.03.2012 at 14:58
I don't really like this...

Same with me. I've been getting less and less into Enslaved as they've been getting more and more Pink Floyd meets black metal.

I just don't see what's so special about it.
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27.03.2012 - 17:39
Marcel Hubregtse
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Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.03.2012 at 17:28

I just don't see what's so special about it.


And yet you go totally apeshit over a certain Canadian band?
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27.03.2012 - 17:41
!J.O.O.E.!
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I find this album is distinctly less Black Floydian than their past two, or even three records, myself.
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27.03.2012 - 17:43
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 27.03.2012 at 17:41

I find this album is distinctly less Black Floydian than there past two, or even three records, myself.


Indeed, they left Floyd behind a lot mroe on this one than their previous three.
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27.03.2012 - 17:43
Boxcar Willy
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 27.03.2012 at 17:39

Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.03.2012 at 17:28

I just don't see what's so special about it.


And yet you go totally apeshit over a certain Canadian band?

That has nothing to do with this.

I just find this album average, and kinda boring.
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