New Ihsahn Album

2018-02-19 by manosg STAFF | 20 Comments
Norwegian multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ihsahn will release his new album, entitled Amr, on May 4 via Candlelight/Spinefarm.

Ihsahn says of the new album:
"Knowing that the form would be somewhat similar to what I did on the previous album, and given that I write stuff in a certain way, I wanted to change the wrapping this time. So instead of going with my go-tos of strings and orchestration, I focused on analog synths and more in-your-face sounds. It goes back to the beginning of Emperor, when we brought in strings and horns inspired by orchestral movie scores by John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith, but at the same time we loved all those eerie synth soundtracks of, for example, John Carpenter's Halloween.

I've also been listening to some contemporary R&B and hip-hop stuff with those deep, deep 808s. It's just somehow darker than a lot of metal or black metal. It has a depth and an energy to it that I find captivating, so I wanted to explore those arrangement styles as well.

Every album I intend to make the darkest album ever. I never set out to make anything more melodic or accessible. However, growing up on '80s metal, plus having a rather wide range of musical influences, I often end up with quite contrasting elements. This is my seventh solo album, so in the end it really comes down to methods and perspectives that keep me exited and fired up about what I'm working on. If I'm not excited about it, I can't expect anybody else to be!"

Amr track-listing:
1. Lend Me the Eyes of the Millenia
2. Arcana Imperii
3. Samr
4. One Less Enemy
5. Where You Are Lost and I Belong
6. In Rites of Passage
7. Marble Soul
8. Twin Black Angels
9. Wake

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BlackwaterPork
February 19th 2018
4183 Comments


YEAAAAAAH LADS

BigPleb
February 19th 2018
54509 Comments


Yesssssss I absolutely loooved Arktis m/

Spag
February 19th 2018
2475 Comments


HOLY shit it comes out the same day as the new Thy Catafalque

BlackwaterPork
February 19th 2018
4183 Comments


That album art is fukin nice

BigPleb
February 19th 2018
54509 Comments


Yeah I like that album art a lot.

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2018
8777 Comments


Much excite

CygnusX1
February 19th 2018
382 Comments


Hype for black metal synths and 808s

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BallsToTheWall
February 19th 2018
48821 Comments


#GOAT

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2018
24082 Comments


this is either going to be literally the best thing ever or fucking horrible .... ihsahn is usually pretty tactful, so i'll err on the side of optimism on this one

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bloc
February 19th 2018
51797 Comments


Might have to start listening to this guy

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Asdfp277
February 20th 2018
18831 Comments


swag

edit: bloc tf u mean u ain't listened to this guy lol

Keyblade
February 20th 2018
25830 Comments


"I've also been listening to some contemporary R&B and hip-hop stuff with those deep, deep 808s."

ihsahn has always been a real one

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cloakanddagger
February 20th 2018
298 Comments


Arktis was fucking amazing, got my hopes up for this one.

IAMLEGION
February 20th 2018
263 Comments


FUCK YES

Ikarus14
February 20th 2018
1160 Comments


Coooooooool!

evolvedresolve
February 20th 2018
39 Comments


This cannot, will not.. fail

Laen
February 20th 2018
118 Comments


Future Ihsahn rap EP confirmed

Super stoked on this

zaruyache
February 20th 2018
19536 Comments


nah more like trip hop

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pjquinones747
February 21st 2018
2589 Comments


HYPE

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Confessed2005
February 21st 2018
4497 Comments


He has done several great albums so this should be one to watch.

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