09:01 - Apothecary Everything in Enslaved's discog is pretty engaging and high quality if you ask me, they're remarkably consistent. Only one of their full lengths has below an 8 on here, and even then it's a 7.9. That says a lot
08:56 - Stereolab42 The lower-rated Enslaved albums are lower-rated for a reason. Blech. They have crazy-good highs and boring-ass, sleep-inducing lows.
07:27 - Apothecary I might prefer only AOE to Monumension, but I've been listening to the latter a lot over this past weekend, and I'm thinking that may change pretty soon
Next week Folk/Power Metallers Elvenking will fly to Germany to Gernhart studios to record the drums for the band's next album. All the drum parts have been checked and everything's ready for recording. "Zender is hitting as hell and the groove is already there!" says the band. Elvenking will stay in Germany until the drumming is completed, and from there travel back to Italy to work on the last arrangements and lyrics. After that Nino Laurenne of Sonic Pump studios will set the basic sounds of the album and the other recording sessions will start.
Elvenking also says that they'll give updates as often as they can, with studio reports, pictures from their recording sessions as well as videos.
Here is a comment by guitarist Aydan: "What can I tell about the songs? One word: heavy!!! Be ready for the most
crushing Elvenking album to date, but with all the melody still there".