"Below the lights" CD by Enslaved

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Enslaved mix their releases with the distinctive powerful Viking/Black Metal sound that characterizes the band, along with traditional Death Metal, and garnish the mix with a unique progressive touch. 'Below the lights' is no exception, as the output is slightly harder compared to the previous album 'Monumension'.


Item no. 420815
Musical Genre Black Metal
Exclusive No
Media - Format 1-3 CD
Product topic Bands
Band Enslaved
Product type CD
Release date 5/12/03
Gender Unisex

CD 1

  • 1.
    As fire swept clean the earth
  • 2.
    The Dead Stare
  • 3.
    The Crossing
  • 4.
    Queen Of Night
  • 5.
  • 6.
    Ridicule Swarm
  • 7.
    A Darker Place

by Markus Wosgien (04/03) Since their beginnings and cult albums, like "Vikingligr veldi" or "Frost", ì Enslaved are one of the leading bands in the Black Metal genre, their Viking ì attitude has always made them special. They experimented a lot, the last ì album, "Monumension" was not easy to swallow and needed some listening ì sessions before you had got into it and into what the band is up for today. ì On "Below the lights" they go a step back on the one hand, is rather ì concentrating on straighter songs again but incorporates a bunch of weird ì effects on the other hand. Consequently, "The dead star" seems almost spacey ì while often guitar sounds are used that reach Katatonia/Opeth-spheres. ì Still, you have this monumental gloominess but it's very pleasant and clear ì why the 7 tracks on "Below the lights" unusually fast have a hook in you. It ì is as if they took the best elements of their albums so far and lead them ì into new dimensions. A mystical album with heaviness and melancholy as equal ì shares, an album that surprises and definitely convinces, too. (Markus ì Wosgien - 04/03)

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