Enslaved - E



8.2 | 108 votes |
Release date: 13 October 2017
Style: Progressive black metal

Owners:

77 have it
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01. Storm Son
02. The River's Mouth
03. Sacred Horse
04. Axis Of The Worlds
05. Feathers Of Eolh
06. Hiindsiight
07. Djupet [bonus]
08. What Else Is There? [bonus] [Röyksopp cover]

Top 20 albums of 2017: 16

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Cover art: Truls Espedal

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15.10.2017 - 19:47
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Definitely a stronger release than In Times, if only marginally. At the same time it feels like they have backtracked a little here. Still a great release, but nothing that will likely wow you if you're familiar with the band.
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17.10.2017 - 17:12
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Masterchief
Best song was not a pop cover, , its weird isn't it? album well its not BM, if you love old school BM, forgot this band don't plays it, but it has ideas, philosophy and some structures and Nordic heathen way still is into music. not best not bad either.
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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18.10.2017 - 10:30
Rating: 7
Necrodamus
Not sure if I dig the direction they took with this one. Something seems missing. Possibly the departure of Herbrand Larsen, although the new clean vocalist is excellent. I'll try to let this grow on me.
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18.10.2017 - 10:37
Paz
News Man
Written by Bad English on 17.10.2017 at 17:12

Best song was not a pop cover, , its weird isn't it?

The cover is decent but, of course, I prefer the original.
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18.10.2017 - 11:54
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Paz on 18.10.2017 at 10:37

Written by Bad English on 17.10.2017 at 17:12

Best song was not a pop cover, , its weird isn't it?

The cover is decent but, of course, I prefer the original.


not in this case dude
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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18.10.2017 - 13:30
Paz
News Man
Written by Bad English on 18.10.2017 at 11:54

not in this case dude

I know that you despise any form of electronic music, but this song is objectively well written. If you weren't so narrow-minded, you'd understand that
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18.10.2017 - 13:40
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Paz on 18.10.2017 at 13:30

Written by Bad English on 18.10.2017 at 11:54

not in this case dude

I know that you despise any form of electronic music, but this song is objectively well written. If you weren't so narrow-minded, you'd understand that


I am not narrow mindet I listen such kind a music, but this song is best in bands album and better as original one.
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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18.10.2017 - 13:50
Paz
News Man
Written by Bad English on 18.10.2017 at 13:40

I am not narrow mindet I listen such kind a music, but this song is best in bands album and better as original one.

OK, let it be.
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19.10.2017 - 01:08
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
Hiindsiight = Song of the year!
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19.10.2017 - 20:51
PatrickBateman
I'm surprised this album is being better received here, I'd say this is my favourite release by them since Axioma and even the cover song is highly enjoyable
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20.10.2017 - 01:37
Rating: 9
Nicko's Nose
Written by PatrickBateman on 19.10.2017 at 20:51

I'm surprised this album is not being better received here

It's not generic enough.
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20.10.2017 - 04:38
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
This album is still growing on me. Loving "Sacred Horse" right now.
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21.10.2017 - 14:55
Rating: 6
Mr. Mackey
Does sound pretty average to me, even after multiple listens. No "wow" moments. I personaly enjoy In Times much more.
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21.10.2017 - 18:17
Rating: 9
JayMo4
Written by Nicko's Nose on 20.10.2017 at 01:37

Written by PatrickBateman on 19.10.2017 at 20:51

I'm surprised this album is not being better received here

It's not generic enough.


Yeah, I have to agree. Experimentation and evolution of sound doesn't usually sit well with the "We want band X to make another album like Y over and over again forever!" crowd.

I think this is one of the best records Enslaved has ever done. Not only is each song tremendous in its own right, but they fit together brilliantly as an album.
This admittedly hasn't been the strongest year for metal releases, but this is an album of the year candidate for me.
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22.10.2017 - 16:46
Rating: 4
terroriser
Written by JayMo4 on 21.10.2017 at 18:17

Written by Nicko's Nose on 20.10.2017 at 01:37

Written by PatrickBateman on 19.10.2017 at 20:51

I'm surprised this album is not being better received here

It's not generic enough.


Yeah, I have to agree. Experimentation and evolution of sound doesn't usually sit well with the "We want band X to make another album like Y over and over again forever!" crowd.

I think this is one of the best records Enslaved has ever done. Not only is each song tremendous in its own right, but they fit together brilliantly as an album.
This admittedly hasn't been the strongest year for metal releases, but this is an album of the year candidate for me.


I like that one.

People are getting too blind in their affection and love towards favourite band/bands or too rigid in their expectations. First group will sign hymns of prise about new work of their favourites regardless of how shit in fact it is and others will not accept any change at all.

I grew up with modern metal. Bands are evolving, changing, one may say growing up, maturing. And since late '80 I witnessed that many times. First great band that fell from grace was Metallica, than others followed: Napalm Death, Fear Factory, In Flames, Samael, Hypocrisy, Paradise Lost, Opeth... most recently Solstafir and unfortunately Enslaved.

I just don't like the way their evolution is going. E is boring and toothless. I have to admit that it got few brilliant moments but far to few to make it into something that is worthy of more than 5 spins (I like that expression; I learnt something new today).

But there is a hope. Some bands seems to come to their senses (apart of Opeth, they're beyond any hope now) so I believe that Enslaved would do too. Soon
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Today - 13:05
Rating: 8
Netzach
This album turned out better than I expected. A bit uneven (tell me an Enslaved album which isn't...) but the highs outweighs the lows.

The highlights: The epic chorus of "Storm Son" (rest of song is a bit meh), the 70's homage and especially the keyboards of "Sacred Horse", the bonus track "Djupet" (which is far, far better than the 'letdowns') as well as the overt King Crimson touch on "Feathers of Eolh" and "Hiindsiight". Also the bonus cover of "What Else Is There" is pretty badass...

The letdowns: Enslaved need to stop trying to write rock songs; "The River's Mouth" sucks just as much as "Building With Fire" from In Times did. "Axis of the World" is pretty meh. Some noodling in the beginning and a half-arsed chorus.

Swap the two bonus tracks for Track 2 and 4 and I'll consider the album a 9. Hello? HELLO?!!! Enslaved, are you reading this!? Damn it.
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Today - 14:02
Rating: 6
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by terroriser on 22.10.2017 at 16:46

People are getting too blind in their affection and love towards favourite band/bands or too rigid in their expectations. First group will sign hymns of prise about new work of their favourites regardless of how shit in fact it is and others will not accept any change at all.

I grew up with modern metal. Bands are evolving, changing, one may say growing up, maturing. And since late '80 I witnessed that many times. First great band that fell from grace was Metallica, than others followed: Napalm Death, Fear Factory, In Flames, Samael, Hypocrisy, Paradise Lost, Opeth... most recently Solstafir and unfortunately Enslaved.

I just don't like the way their evolution is going. E is boring and toothless. I have to admit that it got few brilliant moments but far to few to make it into something that is worthy of more than 5 spins (I like that expression; I learnt something new today).

But there is a hope. Some bands seems to come to their senses (apart of Opeth, they're beyond any hope now) so I believe that Enslaved would do too. Soon


Couldn't agree more. Evolution for the sake of evolution means nothing. After all, the quality of music is what counts. E is mainly boring with very few awesome moments and the cover of Royksopp's amazing song is just meh.
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