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Release date: 8 May 2006
Style: Progressive black metal

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01. Entroper
02. Path To Vanir
03. Fusion Of Sense And Earth
04. Ruun
05. Tides Of Chaos
06. Essence
07. Api-vat
08. Heir To The Cosmic Seed

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Line-up
Grutle Kjellson - vocals, bass
Herbrand Larsen - vocals, keyboards
Ivar Bjørnson Peersen - guitars, effects
Arve "Ice Dale" Isdal - guitars
Cato Bekkevold - drums, percussion


Additional info
Produced by Enslaved.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

Rating:
8.8
Behold! Enslaved from Bergen, Norway is a legend in the making. After masterpieces such as 2001's "Monumension", 2003's "Below the Lights" and 2004's "Isa" the progressive Black outfit came back stalwartly with "Ruun" in 2006. If you're wondering if their latest is better than "Isa", the answer is no. However, it is the same quality in a different album and makes a perfect companion album to "Isa".

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published 30.06.2007 | Comments (14)

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Night Sight - 23.10.2011 at 21:26  
  Just perfect
the way too better than isa.
essence,ruun and path to vanir very memorable songs
best defination of today black metal.
musicalkaratekid - 06.02.2012 at 18:26  
Rating: 9 This album is very psychedelic, in the way that so much of the atmosphere seems to take you on a journey out of this world. That said, 'Runn', being the album that got me into the band, is a brilliant album.
Arcanewind - 17.08.2016 at 22:01  
  Absolutely fantastic album this. One of the few from Enslaved that I still listen to. This one is like Isa and Vertberae in that it has prog elements, but also has a great atmosphere that adds so much to the music. Kind of odd how they completely lost the atmosphere for Axioma Ethica Odini...
Daniell - 18.08.2016 at 11:58  
Rating: 8
Written by Arcanewind on 17.08.2016 at 22:01

Kind of odd how they completely lost the atmosphere for Axioma Ethica Odini...

...and introduced a different, but also fascinating atmosphere. And an even better album.
Arcanewind - 18.08.2016 at 12:10  
 
Written by Daniell on 18.08.2016 at 11:58

Written by Arcanewind on 17.08.2016 at 22:01

Kind of odd how they completely lost the atmosphere for Axioma Ethica Odini...

...and introduced a different, but also fascinating atmosphere. And an even better album.


There is nothing fascinating about Axioma Ethica Odini. It is also a far inferior album and perhaps one of the most overrated ones here on MS. Not trying to start an argument, but that's honestly how I feel. Glad you can enjoy AEO as much as you do and (I'm assuming) I absolutely share your love for Enslaved, they have released some all-time-great albums.

I'm curious however, how would you describe the atmosphere on Axioma Ethica Odini? I've listened to that album hundreds of times, but perhaps I've missed something. Then again, atmosphere is a bloody difficult thing to get or understand and even more difficult to describe.
Daniell - 18.08.2016 at 12:14  
Rating: 8
Written by Arcanewind on 18.08.2016 at 12:10

atmosphere is a bloody difficult thing to get or understand and even more difficult to describe.

And that's why I won't strive to do that
Arcanewind - 18.08.2016 at 12:22  
 
Written by Daniell on 18.08.2016 at 12:14

Written by Arcanewind on 18.08.2016 at 12:10

atmosphere is a bloody difficult thing to get or understand and even more difficult to describe.

And that's why I won't strive to do that


I guess that's reasonable. When it comes to AEO, I feel like it has no atmosphere, not just boring atmosphere, so you'd sort of be describing colours to a blind man anyway. Was worth a shot asking though, always great to hear differing view points

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