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Enslaved
E
Company: Nuclear Blast
Release: 2017
Genre: Black
Reviewer: Vinaya Saksena
Published: 11/17/2017

A strong, engaging and adventurous album
COMMENTS:
Enslaved continue exploring the possibilities of their black-metal-turning-prog sound, at times getting even more diverse and colorful. Major key melodies are too cheerful for most extreme metal, but Enslaved make them work stunningly on "Storm Son." That's just the first surprise in store. (Expect sax later on!) Enslaved make complex, artful extreme metal that does much of what we loved about old Opeth, but in a way totally their own. 'E' finds the band tweaking and experimenting just enough to keep things interesting. One complaint--the odd riff that is just a bit too conventional. Still, a strong, engaging and adventurous album.
RECOMMENDED FOR FANS OF:
Enslaved, old Opeth, proggy extreme metal in general

PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4.5
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
3.5
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
4
LYRICS
3

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ALL SUMMARY REVIEWS FOR: ENSLAVED
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
EEnslaved
2017
Vinaya Saksena11/17/2017
RiitiirEnslaved
2012
Greg Watson10/4/2012


ALL FULL REVIEWS FOR: ENSLAVED
CD
TITLE BAND
DOR
REVIEWER DATE
In TimesEnslaved
2015
Greg Watson3/13/2015


ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: ENSLAVED
INTERVIEW BAND INTERVIEWER DATE
Grutle KjellsonEnslavedEtiam12/14/2010


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