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