09:01 - Apothecary Everything in Enslaved's discog is pretty engaging and high quality if you ask me, they're remarkably consistent. Only one of their full lengths has below an 8 on here, and even then it's a 7.9. That says a lot
08:56 - Stereolab42 The lower-rated Enslaved albums are lower-rated for a reason. Blech. They have crazy-good highs and boring-ass, sleep-inducing lows.
07:27 - Apothecary I might prefer only AOE to Monumension, but I've been listening to the latter a lot over this past weekend, and I'm thinking that may change pretty soon
Dunno what to think of this. It is ridiculously brutal, to the point that it alone provides some enjoyability, but most of the tracks are indistinguishable from one another and are pretty bland. District of Misery and the title track are really good though (seriously, the atmosphere on District is fucking creepy) and I do enjoy this for what it is.
I've listened to ten minutes of The Ocean before asking myself why Oceano were playing atmo sludge and finally noticing my error. I've interlaced songs from this album with songs from Ascendants, and the change is impressive. They moved on from being actually generic to a multi-layered monster mixing deathcore, djent and atmospherics like few others know how to. They now feel like a bridge between Despised Icon (I agree there Tanner) and Ion Dissonance, and in no way generic.
Back to this album though, very primal, very basic, but with that claustrophobia-inducing feeling your were talking about, Bence. I don't really know what happened with Incisions, this and the latest is where it's at.