Limited Digipak with two bonus tracks.
An album full of revelatory moments, spine-tingling dynamics
and exquisite but alien atmospheres, »E« showcases a refreshed
ENSLAVED line-up via songs that take the band into
unprecedented territory. From the grandiose, weather-beaten
riff-scapes of 11-minute opener ‘Storm Son’ to the wild, psychedelic
frontier squall of ‘Sacred Horse’ and the muscular,
sax-powered shoegaze barrage of monstrous closer ‘Hiindsiight’,
it is both a typically bold and fearless statement from
this most inventive of modern metal bands and a thrilling sideways
step that harnesses the spirit of old and sets it loose in a
whirlwind of imagination. Conceptually, too, ENSLAVED are
making giant forward strides. While past albums frequently
focused on notions of individuality and isolation, »E« offers a
transformative fresh perspective.
14 albums and 26 years into a career