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
4390 Comments


YEAAAAAAH LADS

BigPleb
February 19th 2018
59584 Comments


Yesssssss I absolutely loooved Arktis m/

Spag
February 19th 2018
2533 Comments


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

BlackwaterPork
February 19th 2018
4390 Comments


That album art is fukin nice

BigPleb
February 19th 2018
59584 Comments


Yeah I like that album art a lot.

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2018
9922 Comments


Much excite

CygnusX1
February 19th 2018
567 Comments


Hype for black metal synths and 808s

BallsToTheWall
February 19th 2018
49710 Comments


#GOAT

Digging: Black Sabbath - Headless Cross

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
February 19th 2018
25765 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

Digging: Carved Cross - Sapped of Strength, Left to Wither and Fade Away

bloc
February 19th 2018
57019 Comments


Might have to start listening to this guy

Digging: Ultravox - Vienna

Asdfp277
February 20th 2018
21104 Comments


swag

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

Keyblade
February 20th 2018
27890 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

cloakanddagger
February 20th 2018
340 Comments


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

IAMLEGION
February 20th 2018
269 Comments


FUCK YES

Digging: TWRP - Return to Wherever

Ikarus14
February 20th 2018
1358 Comments


Coooooooool!

evolvedresolve
February 20th 2018
40 Comments


This cannot, will not.. fail

Laen
February 20th 2018
245 Comments


Future Ihsahn rap EP confirmed

Super stoked on this

zaruyache
February 20th 2018
21213 Comments


nah more like trip hop

pjquinones747
February 21st 2018
3037 Comments


HYPE

Digging: Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights

Confessed2005
February 21st 2018
4977 Comments


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



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