Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My 100 Favorite Metal Bands Pt. 40: Enslaved

Like Emperor, Enslaved is a bit of a hard luck miss on the favorite spot for Norway. Oddly, I was not much of a fan of the band until seeing them in concert, opening for Opeth with my fiancee a couple of years back. Their live show blew me away and I became a fan. Enslaved is largely credited with taking the Viking metal sound that Bathory created and running with it. They were a bit of a different band than some of their countrymen and peers from the time frame. Their music now bears little resemblance to black metal and is instead more of a progressive extreme metal. I love their most recent stuff, perhaps even moreso than their earlier material.


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