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Band
Enslaved
Title
In Times
Type
LP/EP
Company
Nuclear Blast
YOR
2015
Style
Black
3/13/2015 - Review by: Greg Watson
Enslaved
In Times

Company: Nuclear Blast
Release: 2015
Genre: Black
Reviewer: Greg Watson
  • Accessible and solid



  • Black metal vets Enslaved return with "In Times", their latest offering that continues mixing post black metal stylings with their classic black metal sound. What you get with "In Times" is one of the band's most accessible and solid albums to date. Mixing beautifully sung clean vocals and jazzy passages with aggressive guitars and vocalist Grutle's snarled and venomous raspings really create an incredible sense of duality. The songs flow with an alternating feel of calm that is quickly replaced by chaotic anger and vice versa. Ivar's guitar work on this album is a study in art as he seemlessly goes from these lush, very emotive progressions to skin-flaying, hate-filled solos and riffs. In all my time of listening to Enslaved, "In Times" may damn well be my favorite album that they have put out. I know black metal purists turn their noses up at this stuff and it's their damn loss. Just because the band aren't playing the type of black metal that you want, doesn't mean that this album is any less black metal than the traditional stuff. The production on this album follows the post black metal formula of keeping things very crisp and clean with a little bit of lo-fi mixed in. All in all, I was totally blown away by "In Times" and will definitely be going to back to this album again and again throughout 2015 and beyond.


    • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
      4 :AVE RATING

    ALL REVIEWS FOR: ENSLAVED
    TITLE
    DOR
    COMPANY
    REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
    E
    2017
    Nuclear Blast
    Vinaya Saksena11/17/2017
    4
    In Times
    2015
    Nuclear Blast
    Greg Watson3/13/2015
    4
    Riitiir
    2012
    Nuclear Blast
    Greg Watson10/4/2012
    4

    ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: ENSLAVED
    INTERVIEW INTERVIEWER DATE TAGLINE
    Grutle KjellsonEtiam12/14/2010

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