Enslaved is a progressive black/viking metal band from Bergen, Norway. It was formed in 1991 by Ivar Bjørnson
andGrutleKjellsonwhen they were13 and 17 years old. Though they began as a prototypical Norwegian black metal band,
theyhaverecentlyexplored more progressive styles, startingwith Eld but reaching its most prominent beginning with
Mardraum.Althoughthe bandnow records in English, their early songs were mostly recordedin Icelandic or Old Norse, with one track
ontheir firstfull-lengthalbum being performed in ancient Norwegian.