ENSLAVED: Eld CD (Viking black masterpiece)
ENSLAVED: Eld CD
If previous Enslaved releases had subtle Viking foundations, this album brought such themes to the fore, a point underlined by the fact that the record cover here features Grutle seated on a wooden throne, goblet in hand, wearing a large Hammer of Thor and chainmail. If ever there was a poster band for the Viking metal scene – which now included countrymen such as Einherjer and Helheim - here they were, and with an album that more than matched its cover in terms of content.
Opening with ‘793 (Slaget Om Lindisfarne)’, a sixteen-minute saga that matches Bathory with its stirring and melodic majesty, it is an album that (re)introduced the Viking black metal style to the world. Mid-paced, epic, melodic songwriting and rousing clean sung vocals prove powerful and stirring and the record boasts an organic and warm production, something particularly notable at the time, and there’s even the odd prog-tinged riff here and there. With all that said, the record still boasts much of the aggression and frenzied battery of earlier works, with numbers like ‘Hordalendingen’ and even parts of that aforementioned opening number more than matching early Immortal for invigorating musical onslaughts.
Why choose Cult Never Dies:
• Quick service and careful packaging.
• Each order comes with a free fanzine & catalogue with exclusive interviews.
• Responsive customer service - if you have any problems during the ordering process, or at any other time, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
• This webstore will always show you the total to be paid (shipping and item cost) before taking any payment, you will never be charged without first confirming your purchase.
• You don't have to register to order, it's optional!
• Shipping price is calculated by weight. As with most mail orders the price of shipping per item drops the more you are ordering (ie. the shipping for 2 shirts is only a little more than for 1 shirt and so on).
• We are based in the United Kingdom.
- If you wish to pay by paypal you will be taken to the paypal site when you are ready to add postage and pay. You will be taken here to see your total before confirming - again, don't worry, you haven't committed to buying until you actually then click to confirm payment.
• If you want tracking, please click the tracking option.
[Item type: Black metal CD]