Enslaved - RIITIIR


8.4 | 681 votes |
Release date: 28 September 2012
Style: Progressive black metal

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Disc I
01. Thoughts Like Hammers
02. Death In The Eyes Of Dawn
03. Veilburner
04. Roots Of The Mountain
05. Riitiir
06. Materal
07. Storm Of Memories
08. Forsaken

Disc II [limited edition]
+ Behind The Veil

The best Progressive Metal album of 2012
Top 20 albums of 2012: 10

Line-up
Grutle Kjellson - vocals, bass
Herbrand Larsen - keyboards, vocals
Ivar Bjørnson Peersen - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Arve Isdal - guitars
Cato Bekkevold - drums

Session musicians
Iver Sandoy - additional bass pedals, effects, and percussion

Additional info
Produced by Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson, Herbrand Larsen & Iver Sandøy.
Mixed by Jens Bogren, mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios, Örebro, Sweden.
Recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios, Earshot & Conclave Studios, Peersonal Sound at Bergen, Norway 2011-2012. Engineered by Iver Sandøy, Herbrand Larsen, Ice Dale & Ivar Bjørnson.

Artwork by Truls Espedal.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
9.0
From Viking-tinged black metal band to progressive super-heavyweights, Enslaved have constantly evolved with each release. RIITIIR continues the path of progression as it tackles the near-impossible task of following on from their 2010 masterpiece.

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published 26.09.2012 | Comments (46)

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01.10.2012 - 12:22
Rating: 10
Neiluria
I do not know why. But I was afraid That this album ... what blasphemy ... it will teach me not to doubt Enslaved ... Great Album, all are good. Memories Of Storm alone is boring.
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01.10.2012 - 20:11
Rating: 7
advent
What an over-hyped album.Good musicianship.Generic prog metal.
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01.10.2012 - 20:38
Lit.
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Suck it, Be'lakor!
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01.10.2012 - 20:44
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 01.10.2012 at 20:38

Suck it, Be'lakor!

More like Be'laBore!
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01.10.2012 - 20:49
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 01.10.2012 at 20:44

Written by Guest on 01.10.2012 at 20:38

Suck it, Be'lakor!

More like Be'laBore!

I like Be'lakor
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01.10.2012 - 20:51
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Alex F on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

I like Be'lakor

Zoidberg says you should feel bad.

woop woop! (v)(;,,;)(v)
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01.10.2012 - 20:52
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 01.10.2012 at 20:51

Written by Alex F on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

I like Be'lakor

Zoidberg says you should feel bad.

woop woop! (v)(;,,;)(v)

Need more spam? Why not zoidberg? (v)(;,,;)(v)
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01.10.2012 - 21:00
Panterica
I discovered them yesterday because of this album. I didn't listen to it from start to finish but from what I've heard so far, it's a really good album. I'm definitely going to check out their catalog.
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01.10.2012 - 21:31
Rating: 9
strade
Written by Guest on 01.10.2012 at 20:51

Written by Alex F on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

I like Be'lakor

Zoidberg says you should feel bad.

woop woop! (v)(;,,;)(v)


Zoidberg's right.
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01.10.2012 - 21:50
Fredd
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Written by advent on 01.10.2012 at 20:11

Generic prog metal.

No. NO.
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02.10.2012 - 00:28
Rating: 9
BenWasHere
My god Roots of the Mountain is the best thing to have penetrated my ears for a long time. Great album
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02.10.2012 - 00:39
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by strade on 01.10.2012 at 21:31

Written by Guest on 01.10.2012 at 20:51

Written by Alex F on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

I like Be'lakor

Zoidberg says you should feel bad.

woop woop! (v)(;,,;)(v)


Zoidberg's right.

Stfu Strade, no one respects your opinion
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02.10.2012 - 03:34
Rating: 9
strade
:'(
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02.10.2012 - 06:54
Rating: 8
Destructo
Written by Alex F on 01.10.2012 at 20:49

Written by Guest on 01.10.2012 at 20:44

Written by Guest on 01.10.2012 at 20:38

Suck it, Be'lakor!

More like Be'laBore!

I like Be'lakor

Me too
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03.10.2012 - 18:05
Rating: 7
Unhealer
Eclecticist
I didn't like the use of clean vocals on this one too much overall. For example, I feel good songs like "Death" and "Roots" were ruined by some bland vocal melodies on the choruses. Like it would be the same (or better) if they were screamed/growled.
There are some really good moments but I think this is far from their best effort. The songs I liked the most were the two ones they used to tease the album.
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07.10.2012 - 00:54
Rating: 7
Rulatore
Written by Unhealer on 03.10.2012 at 18:05

I didn't like the use of clean vocals on this one too much overall. For example, I feel good songs like "Death" and "Roots" were ruined by some bland vocal melodies on the choruses. Like it would be the same (or better) if they were screamed/growled.

The clean vocals are the reason that I liked theses songs btw, these are the best songs in the album.

Others to mention: RIITIIR and the two they released before (even though I thought that they were pretty average). The rest is just... I don't know, can't feel the magic.
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08.10.2012 - 14:17
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
^ and we have ourselves a fanboy here.
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08.10.2012 - 21:30
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.10.2012 at 14:17

^ and we have ourselves a fanboy here.

"EthicaOdini85"... nahhh he's not a fanboy
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08.10.2012 - 21:43
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Alex F on 08.10.2012 at 21:30


"EthicaOdini85"... nahhh he's not a fanboy



Of course not he didn't call himself "Mardraum: Beyond the Within"
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08.10.2012 - 21:53
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.10.2012 at 21:43

Of course not he didn't call himself "Mardraum: Beyond the Within"

Now that would just be absurd
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16.10.2012 - 13:32
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Is anyone else noticing the similarities to Mastodon here? Not just in the proggy nature of the songs that remind one of Crack the Skye and The Hunter but also similar guitar tones in places.
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17.10.2012 - 04:17
BlueMobius
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This album hasn't really impressed me the way "Axioma Ethica Odini" did. It's a decent album but it is just a little too proggy for my taste and the black metal elements are a little too soft for my taste.



Written by Ace Frawley on 16.10.2012 at 13:32

Is anyone else noticing the similarities to Mastodon here? Not just in the proggy nature of the songs that remind one of Crack the Skye and The Hunter but also similar guitar tones in places.


I think this album has a lot more similarities with Opeth more than anything.
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17.10.2012 - 06:00
Mattybu
Heritage was a piece of shit album. If Enslaved pulled an Opeth which they likely have, not good. I'll have to listen before knowing that though xD
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17.10.2012 - 08:44
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Guest on 17.10.2012 at 04:17

This album hasn't really impressed me the way "Axioma Ethica Odini" did. It's a decent album but it is just a little too proggy for my taste and the black metal elements are a little too soft for my taste.

I think this album has a lot more similarities with Opeth more than anything.


I'm with you on your first point for sure. Axioma Ethica Odini also impressed me much more than this. Also agree with you on the similarities to Opeth - I noticed that too, but also Mastodon.
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17.10.2012 - 08:46
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Mattybu on 17.10.2012 at 06:00

Heritage was a piece of shit album. If Enslaved pulled an Opeth which they likely have, not good. I'll have to listen before knowing that though xD


My view is that no way have Enslaved pulled an Opeth (Heritage) here. This is still a very good Enslaved album. Give it a listen and make up your own mind, though.
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14.11.2012 - 01:26
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Ace Frawley on 16.10.2012 at 13:32

Is anyone else noticing the similarities to Mastodon here? Not just in the proggy nature of the songs that remind one of Crack the Skye and The Hunter but also similar guitar tones in places.

"Roots Of The Mountain" sounds like a Mastodon title.
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14.11.2012 - 03:37
Rating: 9
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Zaph on 14.11.2012 at 01:26

"Roots Of The Mountain" sounds like a Mastodon title.


Even more so if it were called "Roots of the Blood Mountain", hehe!
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15.11.2012 - 18:55
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
If only the black metal components of this band were death in its place, their albums would probably number among my favourites...such a shame that I cannot value the genre, it poses such a limitation.
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15.11.2012 - 21:51
Rating: 8
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by Ace Frawley on 14.11.2012 at 03:37

Written by Zaph on 14.11.2012 at 01:26

"Roots Of The Mountain" sounds like a Mastodon title.


Even more so if it were called "Roots of the Blood Mountain", hehe!

That would make it an awesome reference
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28.11.2012 - 01:54
John Shock
This is the first album i listen to the band...
This is the open door to the other albuns! This one is amazing! Is really my kind of music...some of the songs are really intense...and that voice is creepy, i love the singing parts and the instruments are well coordinated, very catchy and....deep! This is an deep album... \m/
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