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Release date: 28 September 2012
Style: Progressive black metal

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Disc I
01. Thoughts Like Hammers
02. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn
03. Veilburner
04. Roots Of The Mountain
05. Riitiir
06. Materal
07. Storm Of Memories
08. Forsaken

Disc II [limited edition]
+ Behind The Veil

The best Progressive Metal album of 2012
Top 20 albums of 2012: 4

Review
Lyrics (8)


Line-up
Grutle Kjellson - vocals, bass, bass pedals & effects
Herbrand Larsen - clean vocals, organ and keyboards
Ivar Bjørnson Peersen - guitars, effects, chants and synthesis
Arve "Ice Dale" Isdal - guitars
Cato Bekkevold - drums

Session musicians
Iver Sandøy - additional bass pedals, effects and percussion


Additional info
Produced by Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, Herbrand Larsen & Iver Sandøy.
Mixed by Jens Bogren, mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro, Sweden.
Recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios, Earshot & Conclave Studios, Peersonal Sound at Bergen, Norway 2011-2012. Engineered by Iver Sandøy, Herbrand Larsen, Ice Dale & Ivar Bjørnson.

Artwork by Truls Espedal.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
9.0
From Viking-tinged black metal band to progressive super-heavyweights, Enslaved have constantly evolved with each release. RIITIIR continues the path of progression as it tackles the near-impossible task of following on from their 2010 masterpiece.

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strade - 25.04.2012 at 19:34  
Rating: 9 Is this true?
Troy Killjoy - 25.04.2012 at 19:46  
 
Written by strade on 25.04.2012 at 19:34
Is this true?

Added by Azoic... so I'm assuming he's got a Facebook source or something similar.
Czerny Reiter - 25.04.2012 at 19:57  
Rating: 8 *Instant extraneously bulging boner*
J. N. - 25.04.2012 at 19:58  
 
Written by strade on 25.04.2012 at 19:34
Is this true?

http://legacy.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=173068
Apothecary - 25.04.2012 at 22:23  
Rating: 9 I don't think they'd be coming out with a new one so recently after Axioma Ethica Odini... but if they are, BRING IT ON!!!
Unhealer - 26.04.2012 at 06:37  
Rating: 7
Written by Apothecary on 25.04.2012 at 22:23

I don't think they'd be coming out with a new one so recently after Axioma Ethica Odini... but if they are, BRING IT ON!!!


Well, they said they did, so they did.
And it wasn't so recent, they even released two EP's in the middle.
Cynic Metalhead - 26.04.2012 at 07:45  
Rating: 7 If they can drop this album better than "Axioma Ethica Odini" I surely pick the CD from stores and will flaunt about it.
Daniell - 26.04.2012 at 09:22  
Rating: 9
Written by Apothecary on 25.04.2012 at 22:23

I don't think they'd be coming out with a new one so recently after Axioma Ethica Odini... but if they are, BRING IT ON!!!


Axioma was released in 2010, it's 2012, so 2 years. Their usual pace is exactly like this, so no surprise here.
BlueMobius - 13.05.2012 at 16:10  
Rating: 7 If you want to hear about a minute of a new Enslaved track, check out this interview. You will have to scroll down through the article as the song clip is embedded about two interview questions below the photo of the guy sitting at the computer.

From what I can tell, it sounds like a lot of the proggy elements are being brought back.
Night Sight - 30.05.2012 at 08:56  
  Really excititing to here that
waiting for another strong release like axioma
Fredd - 24.08.2012 at 06:57  
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid - 08.09.2012 at 15:55  
Rating: 9
Written by Fredd on 24.08.2012 at 06:57




I've heard this song so many times already, and it never seems to get boring.
Fredd - 27.09.2012 at 19:33  
Rating: 9 It was Axioma Ethica Odini that got me into this band, and this is just as good. I'm much pleased.
Alex Fenger - 28.09.2012 at 00:37  
Rating: 8 Not on the same level as Axioma Ethica Odini, or Isa.... or Ruun... but a great album nontheless
God Alone - 28.09.2012 at 02:44  
Rating: 8 Absolutely wonderful. Maybe I even like it more than Axioma, which was already superb.
12 albums, 20 years of music, and Enslaved still can't do anything wrong... Hats off.
Nightfall - 28.09.2012 at 03:50  
Rating: 9 I can't believe I have ignored this band for so long...
Hallford9000 - 28.09.2012 at 18:49  
Rating: 7 Still don't know whether i'll give this a 9 or a 10, I guess I should wait for maybe 2 years to decide
Ok, now it sounds to me like a collection of riffs, rather than a collection of songs...
Rulatore - 28.09.2012 at 19:35  
Rating: 7 Dont. get. the. hype
PocketMetal - 28.09.2012 at 22:08  
Rating: 9
Written by Fredd on 27.09.2012 at 19:33

It was Axioma Ethica Odini that got me into this band, and this is just as good. I'm much pleased.


same here .
hadriel - 29.09.2012 at 04:59  
Rating: 10 After a first listen I loved it, but not as much as Vertebrae or Axioma...

By the end of my 2nd listen I loved this album even more, and I honestly don't even know how it ranks among my top releases from them.

Enslaved just continues to impress over and over again, this album is so damn beautifully crafted. mind continues to be blown by the material from these guys.
The Galactican - 29.09.2012 at 06:21  
Rating: 10 I really loved Axioma, but after a few listens I think this is better. Hot damn.
lord artan - 29.09.2012 at 15:34  
Rating: 10 Great album....
PocketMetal - 29.09.2012 at 18:39  
Rating: 9 I love those catchy clean vocals with awesome guitar in the back ground ... you don't need to slow down to use clean vocals
Risto - 29.09.2012 at 18:44  
Rating: 8 Very good! It's clearly more progressive than AEO and tests the listener but it's worth it. Only the last couple of tracks are a little weaker.

I also suspect "Materal" is a typo, I clearly hear them sing 'maternal' in the actual song, and I don't think it's even an English word in the current form But since the official tracklist seems to be this way we of course need confirmation.
Opethshed - 29.09.2012 at 20:13  
Rating: 10 I am glad to see Be'lakor may have the chance to no longer be in the top position of 2012
And, besides Enslaved, i am looking forward to the upcoming release, like Wintersun or Cynic
musicalkaratekid - 29.09.2012 at 21:44  
Rating: 9 Astounding album, here's what I had to say:

http://sputnikmusic.com/review/52193/Enslaved-RIITIIR/
Night Sight - 29.09.2012 at 22:23  
  More i listen more i enjoy it .enslaved never disappoint
musicalkaratekid - 29.09.2012 at 23:46  
Rating: 9
Written by Risto on 29.09.2012 at 18:44

Very good! It's clearly more progressive than AEO and tests the listener but it's worth it. Only the last couple of tracks are a little weaker.

I also suspect "Materal" is a typo, I clearly hear them sing 'maternal' in the actual song, and I don't think it's even an English word in the current form But since the official tracklist seems to be this way we of course need confirmation.


I actually think 'Forsaken' is one of the highlights of the album. Also 'Materal' as far as I know is the right spelling.
Korah - 30.09.2012 at 23:00  
Rating: 10 Just wonderful, Thoughts Like Hammers is simply the best song of Enslaved!
Pazdzioch - 01.10.2012 at 10:44  
  Everything has been said...

I would add only that my favorite track's "Roots Of The Mountain". Damn even for a moment I hear Negură Bunget here
Neiluria - 01.10.2012 at 12:22  
Rating: 10 I do not know why. But I was afraid That this album ... what blasphemy ... it will teach me not to doubt Enslaved ... Great Album, all are good. Memories Of Storm alone is boring.
advent - 01.10.2012 at 20:11  
Rating: 7 What an over-hyped album.Good musicianship.Generic prog metal.
Lit. - 01.10.2012 at 20:38  
  Suck it, Be'lakor!
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.10.2012 at 20:44  
Rating: 8
Written by Lit. on 01.10.2012 at 20:38

Suck it, Be'lakor!

More like Be'laBore!
Alex Fenger - 01.10.2012 at 20:49  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.10.2012 at 20:44

Written by Lit. on 01.10.2012 at 20:38

Suck it, Be'lakor!

More like Be'laBore!

I like Be'lakor
!J.O.O.E.! - 01.10.2012 at 20:51  
Rating: 8
Written by Alex Fenger on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

I like Be'lakor

Zoidberg says you should feel bad.

woop woop! (v)(;,,;)(v)
Alex Fenger - 01.10.2012 at 20:52  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.10.2012 at 20:51

Written by Alex Fenger on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

I like Be'lakor

Zoidberg says you should feel bad.

woop woop! (v)(;,,;)(v)

Need more spam? Why not zoidberg? (v)(;,,;)(v)
Panterica - 01.10.2012 at 21:00  
  I discovered them yesterday because of this album. I didn't listen to it from start to finish but from what I've heard so far, it's a really good album. I'm definitely going to check out their catalog.
strade - 01.10.2012 at 21:31  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.10.2012 at 20:51

Written by Alex Fenger on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

I like Be'lakor

Zoidberg says you should feel bad.

woop woop! (v)(;,,;)(v)


Zoidberg's right.
Fredd - 01.10.2012 at 21:50  
Rating: 9
Written by advent on 01.10.2012 at 20:11

Generic prog metal.

No. NO.
BenWasHere - 02.10.2012 at 00:28  
Rating: 9 My god Roots of the Mountain is the best thing to have penetrated my ears for a long time. Great album
Alex Fenger - 02.10.2012 at 00:39  
Rating: 8
Written by strade on 01.10.2012 at 21:31

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.10.2012 at 20:51

Written by Alex Fenger on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

I like Be'lakor

Zoidberg says you should feel bad.

woop woop! (v)(;,,;)(v)


Zoidberg's right.

Stfu Strade, no one respects your opinion
strade - 02.10.2012 at 03:34  
Rating: 9 :'(
Destructo - 02.10.2012 at 06:54  
Rating: 8
Written by Alex Fenger on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 01.10.2012 at 20:44

Written by Lit. on 01.10.2012 at 20:38

Suck it, Be'lakor!

More like Be'laBore!

I like Be'lakor

Me too
Unhealer - 03.10.2012 at 18:05  
Rating: 7 I didn't like the use of clean vocals on this one too much overall. For example, I feel good songs like "Death" and "Roots" were ruined by some bland vocal melodies on the choruses. Like it would be the same (or better) if they were screamed/growled.
There are some really good moments but I think this is far from their best effort. The songs I liked the most were the two ones they used to tease the album.
Rulatore - 07.10.2012 at 00:54  
Rating: 7
Written by Unhealer on 03.10.2012 at 18:05

I didn't like the use of clean vocals on this one too much overall. For example, I feel good songs like "Death" and "Roots" were ruined by some bland vocal melodies on the choruses. Like it would be the same (or better) if they were screamed/growled.

The clean vocals are the reason that I liked theses songs btw, these are the best songs in the album.

Others to mention: RIITIIR and the two they released before (even though I thought that they were pretty average). The rest is just... I don't know, can't feel the magic.
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.10.2012 at 14:17  
Rating: 8 ^ and we have ourselves a fanboy here.
Alex Fenger - 08.10.2012 at 21:30  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.10.2012 at 14:17

^ and we have ourselves a fanboy here.

"EthicaOdini85"... nahhh he's not a fanboy
Marcel Hubregtse - 08.10.2012 at 21:43  
Rating: 8
Written by Alex Fenger on 08.10.2012 at 21:30


"EthicaOdini85"... nahhh he's not a fanboy



Of course not he didn't call himself "Mardraum: Beyond the Within"
Alex Fenger - 08.10.2012 at 21:53  
Rating: 8
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.10.2012 at 21:43

Of course not he didn't call himself "Mardraum: Beyond the Within"

Now that would just be absurd

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