From the unholy iniquity of the Norwegian black metal scene, Enslaved emerged and grew out to be a band that expanded its sound beyond recognition while still keeping its black metal roots as a foundation. The band’s discography displays progressiveness in a way that their career path imitates their progressive song structures. It is always great to see bands not bounded by genres, and Enslaved has become a reckoning force by exploiting this freedom of experimentation. ‘In Times’ is the band’s thirteenth much awaited full-length release, following the success of the solid album ‘RIITIIR’ three years ago, and is definitely worth the wait for an Enslaved fan. Lasting a little over 50 minutes, the album is aggressive while also perpetuating its exquisite atmosphere and allure. As expected, both the clean and harsh vocals are on-point, acting as a flawless medium of dissipation for the lyrical themes. The themes vary from guitarist Ivar Bjornson’s inner self, his thoughts and dreams, to some Norse mythology as well.