New Ihsahn Album2018-02-19 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!"
1. Lend Me the Eyes of the Millenia
2. Arcana Imperii
4. One Less Enemy
5. Where You Are Lost and I Belong
6. In Rites of Passage
7. Marble Soul
8. Twin Black Angels
Yesssssss I absolutely loooved Arktis m/
HOLY shit it comes out the same day as the new Thy Catafalque
That album art is fukin nice
Yeah I like that album art a lot.
Hype for black metal synths and 808s
Digging: Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
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
Might have to start listening to this guy
Digging: Ultravox - Vienna
edit: bloc tf u mean u ain't listened to this guy lol
"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
Arktis was fucking amazing, got my hopes up for this one.
Digging: TWRP - Return to Wherever
This cannot, will not.. fail
Future Ihsahn rap EP confirmed
Super stoked on this
nah more like trip hop
Digging: Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights
He has done several great albums so this should be one to watch.
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