In what has been an excellent year for prog metal, both by younger bands and seasoned veterans, it is still an event when true legends release new material. Coming hot off last year’s 25th Anniversary celebration and tour, few progressive black metal bands are as well known or universally respected. But there have been some changes in their midst since last we heard from them on 2015’s excellent ‘In Times’, notably the departure of long time keyboardist and clean vocalist Herbrand Larsen. Fans could easily wonder if the band would still have its old magic, and how unified a unit they could become in such a short amount of time. Any such fears should be put to rest as Enslaved have once again delivered a remarkable piece of music.
With the release of ‘E,’ (Read Our Review Here) Enslaved have added another notch to their stock of intense and intriguing albums. Here’s our exclusive video Interview with mastermind Ivar Bjørnson as he discusses how Enslaved’s musical taste has changed over time.