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quaazi
December 18th 2008



200 Comments


Yeah, just saw Enslaved live, great band, I say-

DoctorNurse
December 18th 2008



475 Comments


I could of seen them a few weeks ago. Pretty rough venue though and too expensive....They play well?

Eakflanderyof
December 25th 2008



2143 Comments


i won't be trying to change your mind on the matter, but can you explain *why* you think it's more basic?


The musicianship just seems more basic on their older material. I don't know how else to say it. I think they have more well-thought out composition in their newer material.

Hyperbore
December 25th 2008



856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Their newer material's "composition" consists of everyday pentatonic-scale chord changes played out over rhythmic variations, without leading to any sort of statement. In terms of composition, it's standard rock music with progressive hints.

Wizard
December 25th 2008



19329 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

the_wizard, i hadn't noticed, but thanks as well


Always a pleasure!!!

The musicianship just seems more basic on their older material. I don't know how else to say it. I think they have more well-thought out composition in their newer material.


Ever heard Eld? That has some tricky stuff on it.

In terms of composition, it's standard rock music with progressive hints.


And it sounds so damn good. They hint a bit at their past but it's like comparing apples to oranges.






Digging: YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend

Hawks
December 25th 2008



35562 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Their newer material's "composition" consists of everyday pentatonic-scale chord changes played out over rhythmic variations, without leading to any sort of statement. In terms of composition, it's standard rock music with progressive hints.

Whatever it is it's better than this.

Digging: Sun Worship - Elder Giants

Hyperbore
December 26th 2008



856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Eld is OK, but it's a definite step down towards mainstream tomfoolery and using "emotive" textures as a replacement for intelligent structures. It sacrifices communication for sounding "cool," which shows the band's initial motions towards making stupid music.

Diarrhea
February 8th 2009



56 Comments


god hyperbore is sweet.

Wizard
March 21st 2009



19329 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

So I think I have to side with Hyperbore and say that this is classic black metal.

Hawks
March 21st 2009



35562 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I just don't really like it that much. Its good every once in a while though. Frost is much better.This Message Edited On 03.21.09

Wizard
March 24th 2009



19329 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Frost is to me what this album is to you Hawks haha.

Hawks
March 24th 2009



35562 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Well they're kind of similar, but Frost just impresses me much more than this does.

Rugter32
March 24th 2009



754 Comments


I still need to check this out.. Isa has become one of my favorite albums after a few listens, and the rest are also great.

Hawks
March 24th 2009



35562 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I think the new album is the best tbh.

Rugter32
March 24th 2009



754 Comments


Vertebrae is their second best IMO. Isa still runs over it. Below The Lights is awesome too.

Hawks
March 24th 2009



35562 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I really don't think Isa is anything special. Really good, but not worthy of anything about a 3.5.This Message Edited On 03.24.09

Rugter32
March 24th 2009



754 Comments


Hmm... Well, it was my first Enslaved album too, so it also has the nostalgia factor. Vertebrae has Clouds, the insanely awesome title track, Reflection, Center and The Watcher going for it. The rest of the songs are good too, but those 5 are within the best songs they've ever written.

Hawks
March 24th 2009



35562 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Agreed. I really want to see what they do for their next album. I really don't think they'll top Vertebrae.

Hyperbore
April 6th 2009



856 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Vertebrae is terrible, fags.

Nostoi
July 20th 2009



1 Comments


An excellent and very astute review, thank you.



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