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Album: Enslaved – RIITIIR

September 7th, 2012

Enslaved
RIITIIR
Nuclear Blast
28 September 2012

by Tom Dare

The perpetual evolution of Enslaved has established themselves as arguably the most accomplished band still going from that Norwegian rush of the early 90s. The sonic foci have changed over time but the quality has been hugely consistent, with the last four albums have seen them depart their black metal routes even further, and also enjoy their best run of creativity in their history. So they’re not going to screw things up with album twelve, are they?

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20 Years Of Black Metal Evolution – Part #2

February 28th, 2012

In this second part of his four-part feature into Black Metal’s sonic evolution over the last two decades, Tom Dare is setting his sights on two aspects of the genre’s evolution that almost seem to run counter to the musical tenets of its early years. Today he’s looking at how Black Metal has come to embrace both its proggier and more ambient sides….

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Live: Enslaved @ London Camden Underworld – 22 April 2011

April 28th, 2011

Having recently won their fourth consecutive Spellemannprisen for last year’s astounding Axioma Ethica Odini, Enslaved have firmly cemented their place at the very top of Norway’s musical exports alongside the likes of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Immortal. We thought we’d head down to the Underworld to celebrate the Bank Holiday weekend in true (tr00/trve) Viking style.

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Album: Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini

October 7th, 2010

Enslaved
Axioma Ethica Odini
Indie Recordings
27 September 2010

by Tom Dare

What do you do when you’re one of the most consistently brilliant bands of your generation, and have managed to stay fresh, renewing your style successfully several times over the course of ten albums? Well, if you’re Enslaved you refresh yourself yet again on album number eleven and turn in one of the finest records of a glittering career.

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Interview: Enslaved – Grutle Kjellson & Ivar Bjørnson on Axioma Ethica Odini

September 22nd, 2010

We don’t expect you to know what Axioma Ethica Odini means other than the title of Enslaved‘s new album so we sent Amit Sharma to meet their lead singer and guitarist to discuss everything about their 11th studio album.

The new album is called Axioma Ethica Odini. Can tell us more about the concept behind the title, music and artwork?

Grutle: Well there were actually two titles – it was supposed to be called Axioma with the end of title as Ethica Odini.

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