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Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini CD (album) cover




Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.03 | 193 ratings

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4 stars Whenever word comes out about a new Enslaved album, my heart immediately starts pumping as if it's going to pop out of my chest. They are just an amazing band, and every album they record seems to progress in one way or another from the last. Their last album, Vertebrae, was an epic work that placed more emphasis on the 70's prog / psychedelic side of Enslaved's personality. The music still retained the frost-bitten riffs and sinister vocals that are a huge part of their sound, but to a lesser degree than the previous masterpieces, Ruun and Isa. With that said, I was eagerly awaiting to hear the new record, titled "Axioma Ethica Odini" and did not know at all what to expect. Well - I'll sum it up like this....even more progression, and harder this time around. I won't go into track by track details, for the album must be experienced as a single work to be truly appreciated. The main reason that is true is because each song seems to be following a linear path in terms of complexity. As the album moves along, the arraignments become more complex and epic, and the songs get much harder. If I had to make a choice, the key cuts on this album are "Waruun", "The Beacon", "The Giant", "Singular" and "Lightening". If you are a fan of the more progressive side of Black Metal, you don't want to miss this.
MusicMan3172 | 4/5 |


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