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Release date: 2003
Style: Progressive black metal

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8.7 | 313 votes

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57 want it


01. As Fire Swept Clean The Earth
02. The Dead Stare
03. The Crossing
04. Queen Of Night
05. Havenless
06. Ridicule Swarm
07. A Darker Place

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MechanisT - 05.01.2011 at 22:13  
  My favourite Enslaved album by some distance. Every elements conceived blend harmoniously with each other, giving it a bit more uniqueness than other Enslaved albums, though the latest one comes close as well...
Kuroboshi - 05.12.2011 at 07:00  
Rating: 9 Not my favorite Enslaved album as a whole, but the first song is so incredibly beautiful.
strade - 07.04.2012 at 00:24  
Rating: 9 Unabashed brilliance, the only thing this band produces. I've seriously become the biggest fanboy ever of this band; it's not even funny.
Neiluria - 01.06.2012 at 00:10  
Rating: 10 Special mention : "The Dead Stare"
Great !
monur - 13.07.2012 at 17:21  
Rating: 9 Very underrated album. You will be surprised how it survived to this day without notice. Listen asap.
musicalkaratekid - 21.08.2012 at 00:40  
Rating: 8 Right from the start you can tell this is an entirely different Enslaved to the one who produced albums like 'Vikingligr Veldi' and 'Frost'. It's interesting that, even though a couple of songs don't really seem to 'fit in' with the rest, the record has a nice flow to it, however diverse it may be. Opener 'As Fire swept clean the Earth' and 'The Crossing' are both good examples of how well Enslaved can use their own talents to combine different atmospheres together. Then you have the 'odder' songs in 'Havenless' and 'Queen of Night', which show the band's more progressive side a lot more. These latter two tracks don't really grab my attention or interest as easily as the other songs, but they still have an air of uniqueness to them. It's not quite the band's best album, but 'Below the Lights' certainly should be listened to with caution at least once.
Fat & Sassy! - 27.09.2012 at 07:19  
Rating: 9 Enslaved's riff quality really peaked on this album and hasn't let down since. Although, they didn't really nail that trademark Enslaved atmosphere until their following album.
Erik M. - 16.03.2013 at 02:20  
Rating: 8
Written by monur on 13.07.2012 at 17:21

Very underrated album. You will be surprised how it survived to this day without notice. Listen asap.


So an 8.7 on MS is "very underrated"?

I think it's actually overrated a bit. Not every song is equally great... the first few songs are amazing (The Dead Stare is by far my favourite song on the album), though the last few are a bit of a letdown for me.
Mr. Doctor - 06.11.2013 at 20:31  
Rating: 8
Written by Erik M. on 16.03.2013 at 02:20

So an 8.7 on MS is "very underrated"?
I think it's actually overrated a bit. Not every song is equally great... the first few songs are amazing (The Dead Stare is by far my favourite song on the album), though the last few are a bit of a letdown for me.


I'd definitely consider this album to be quite underrated. I don't care about the rating in MS (and never have), but it's quite easy to see how most people don't talk much about this album (or Monumension) compared to most of the other album from their discography. I think this album is damn strong, specially the riffs... I guess I'm also one of the few who consider the second half to be even stronger and more interesting (although the whole album is great).
Erik M. - 07.11.2013 at 22:27  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 06.11.2013 at 20:31

I'd definitely consider this album to be quite underrated. I don't care about the rating in MS (and never have), but it's quite easy to see how most people don't talk much about this album (or Monumension) compared to most of the other album from their discography. I think this album is damn strong, specially the riffs... I guess I'm also one of the few who consider the second half to be even stronger and more interesting (although the whole album is great).


To be honest I don't get the fuss around this album. Sure, not as much fuss about this one as about some other albums of theirs, but I don't think this album is very enjoyable to listen to. It's highly subjective of course, but that's what I think. I have listened to the debut and I liked it but again totally not blown away by it or anything. I have yet to check out anything else but I think I already know which albums I'm going to check out next: Axioma Ethica Odidi and Isa, which are their two most popular albums I think.
Maco - 15.07.2014 at 04:34  
Rating: 9 Amazing album. Full of brilliant moments.

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