Enslaved - Below The Lights


8.6 | 352 votes |
Release date: 2003
Style: Progressive black metal

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459 have it
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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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05.01.2011 - 22:13
Mechanist
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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...
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05.12.2011 - 07:00
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi
Not my favorite Enslaved album as a whole, but the first song is so incredibly beautiful.
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07.04.2012 - 00:24
Rating: 9
strade
Unabashed brilliance, the only thing this band produces. I've seriously become the biggest fanboy ever of this band; it's not even funny.
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01.06.2012 - 00:10
Rating: 10
Neiluria
Special mention : "The Dead Stare"
Great !
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13.07.2012 - 17:21
Rating: 9
monur
Very underrated album. You will be surprised how it survived to this day without notice. Listen asap.
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21.08.2012 - 00:40
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
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.
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27.09.2012 - 07:19
Rating: 9
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
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.
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16.03.2013 - 02:20
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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06.11.2013 - 20:31
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
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).
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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07.11.2013 - 22:27
Rating: 8
Erik M.
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.
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15.07.2014 - 04:34
Maco
Handbanana
Amazing album. Full of brilliant moments.
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19.01.2015 - 18:20
Rating: 7
flightoficarus
Stamp Tramp
This is actually one of my least-favorites. It may have been great at the time, but everything they do here is done better on Isa imo. I even prefer Monumension with it's off-the-wall 70's vibe. Not a bad album at all, but only the first two track are truly amazing.
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20.09.2015 - 17:49
Rating: 9
musclassia
The oldest Enslaved album I've heard, and arguably my favourite of those I've heard - AEO has stronger individual songs but I feel like this one just edges it in consistency, and shades it over Isa as well. "Queen Of Night" might be my favourite off it
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13.08.2016 - 11:17
Metren
The What The?
I was never able to get into this album, I find it one of Enslaved's most boring. Kind of amazing how they went from this to Isa, which is one of the all time great albums.
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29.07.2017 - 19:03
Bad English
Masterchief
As whit previous album band started tradition sing in english, way to late I will say, pre google translate days, but I would say even I like it if this would be bands opening album I would not be so big fan of this band.
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