Enslaved is a progressive black/viking metal band from Bergen, Norway. It was formed in 1991 by Ivar Bjørnson and Grutle
Kjellson when they were13 and 17 years old. Though they began as a prototypical Norwegian black metal band, they have
recently explored more progressive styles, startingwith Eld but reaching its most prominent beginning with Mardraum. Although
the band now records in English, their early songs were mostly recordedin Icelandic or Old Norse, with one track on their first
full-length album being performed in ancient Norwegian.