Enslaved - Vikingligr Veldi


8.4 | 205 votes |
Release date: 22 February 1994
Style: Viking black metal

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01. Lifandi Lif Undir Hamri (Living Beneath The Hammer)
02. Vetrarnótt (A Winter's Night)
03. Midgards Elder (Fires Of Midgard)
04. Heimdallr
05. Norvegr

Guest review by
Smurfophagist
Rating:
9.1
I feel that it is my duty to write a review for this album, because this is the album that pretty much got me into Black Metal. Also, I find Enslaved to be the band which managed to fuse Viking metal with Black metal in a very interesting, and 'different' way. First of all lyrically. How come? Well they are one of the rare bands who don't contradict themselves with being both pagan and satanic. They have also changed their style a lot during the years in a sense that they mixed a lot of progressive elements into their music, but they did that in a good way.

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published 21.04.2009 | Comments (4)

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13.01.2012 - 21:08
Rating: 9
Vikingr

Posts: 179
From: Canada

Dude . . . I must listen to this
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13.01.2012 - 21:53
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist

Posts: 18929
From: Canada

Written by Vikingr on 13.01.2012 at 21:08
Dude . . . I must listen to this

Don't go in expecting something similar to their contemporary style.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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16.01.2012 - 15:09
Rating: 9
Vikingr

Posts: 179
From: Canada

Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.01.2012 at 21:53

Written by Vikingr on 13.01.2012 at 21:08
Dude . . . I must listen to this

Don't go in expecting something similar to their contemporary style.

I've checked it out recently, and yeah, it is quite a bit of a different sound as Axioma Ethica Odini or Ruun but it seems to sound kick ass still to me
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16.01.2012 - 15:10
Rating: 9
Vikingr

Posts: 179
From: Canada

Written by Troy Killjoy on 13.01.2012 at 21:53

Written by Vikingr on 13.01.2012 at 21:08
Dude . . . I must listen to this

Don't go in expecting something similar to their contemporary style.

I've checked it out recently, and yeah, it is quite a bit of a different sound as Axioma Ethica Odini or Ruun but it seems to sound kick ass still to me
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09.04.2012 - 15:05
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid

Posts: 1424
From: UK
I didn't actually expect much from enslaved's debut album, but it is in fact a great slice of atmospheric black metal, the word 'atmospheric' being expressed here. The album channels such a wondrous atmosphere through the various symphonic passages, and although it isn't quite as raw as you would expect a black metal album to be, it still holds the key ingredient to any extreme metal album:consistency. Each song has its own significance, and with the opening song we can see that the band tried hard to distance themselves from any other musical genre at that time. This is a great place to start if you're interested in listening to enslaved in the 90's.
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09.04.2012 - 16:34
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist

Posts: 18929
From: Canada

Written by musicalkaratekid on 09.04.2012 at 15:05
This is a great place to start if you're interested in listening to enslaved in the 90's.

This and rost, for virtually all the same reasons.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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08.09.2012 - 17:42
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid

Posts: 1424
From: UK
Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.04.2012 at 16:34

Written by musicalkaratekid on 09.04.2012 at 15:05
This is a great place to start if you're interested in listening to enslaved in the 90's.

This and rost, for virtually all the same reasons.

Yeah, agree with that. 'Frost' is such a "chilling" record, but it works quite well.
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22.12.2013 - 15:27
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog

Posts: 3298
From: UK

Wow, these are long ass songs. Repetitive, albeit interesting
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19.01.2015 - 23:36
Rating: 9
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp

Posts: 932
From: USA

The blueprint for everything that came after. Super-innovative for the early black metal scene in Norway.
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Daily underground metal recommendations at Metal Trenches.
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27.03.2015 - 19:39
Rating: 10
me<3mertl

Posts: 136
From: Romania

Ah,this was a long time ago,when these guys were black metal.
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28.03.2015 - 21:04
Rating: 7
Fearmeister
The Tardy Boy

Posts: 931
From: USA

What's so innovative about this?
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Thinking outside the box merely places you in another, somewhat larger box.
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22.10.2015 - 06:47
Rating: 6
Maco

Posts: 1386
From: Peru

Everyone has to start from somewhere.
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I'm derp.
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