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Enslaved - In Times



8.3 | 601 votes |
Release date: 6 March 2015
Style: Progressive black metal

Owners:

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01. Thurisaz Dreaming
02. Building With Fire
03. One Thousand Years Of Rain
04. Nauthir Bleeding
05. In Times
06. Daylight

The Best Extreme Progressive Metal Album Of 2015

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

Additional musicians:
Einar Selvik - vocals
Iver Sandøy - backing vocals, additional effects

Additional info
Produced by Ivar Bjørnson, Grutle Kjellson Herbrand Larsen and Iver Sandoy.

Staff review by
Auntie Sahar
Rating:
7.8
Let no one ever have to question the consistency of the Norsemen in Enslaved. From the icy black metal of their debut, right down to the more complex nature of their recent material, the band have garnered a well deserved reputation as mature and innovative songwriters. 2015's In Times is a slightly more accessible mark in their discography, one that, while good, also feels as though it could have gone a little bit deeper.

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published 03.03.2015 | Comments (44)

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17.09.2015 - 17:37
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
#1sthalf>2nd
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20.09.2015 - 17:39
Rating: 9
musclassia
Staff
I remember really digging this on first listen, but I had a big play of all the Enslaved albums I have on my iPod yesterday and out of the six, this was probably my least favourite. It's still a very strong album, it just seemed to be lacking some of the inspiration and memorability of other albums, and I think the more melodic nature of RIITIIR worked a bit more for me. Still one of the better albums from 2015 though, and Daylight and Nauthir Bleeding are both cracking songs
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01.10.2015 - 11:21
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Love the symmetry of the song "Daylight".
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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24.10.2015 - 23:04
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Ace Frawley on 01.10.2015 at 11:21

Love the symmetry of the song "Daylight".

One Thousand Years Of rain is best IMO, all what can be norvegian ...
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I stand whit Ukraine and Israel. They have right to defend own citizens.

Stormtroopers of Death - "Speak English or Die"

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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27.10.2015 - 22:56
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
Written by [user id=4365] on 02.09.2015 at 23:26

I really like it, but I think these guys are on the cusp of autopilot territory. As good as the songs were here they were a tad predictable and felt like retreads of the past two albums at points. Still better than RIITIIR though. I'd like to see them take a few more risks on the next one.

I actually liked RIITIIR quite a bit, but I agree on both points: that this one is slightly better, and that it also sounded a bit too much like previous albums. Still a great one, but I hope they get a little more experimental with the next album, or at least attempt to expand this current sound into new territory.

Maybe the new project that Ivar Bjornson is doing with the songwriter from Wardruna will act as a bit of inspiration to try new things--working with another songwriter and trading ideas and all. I mean, it might just make him add more folk-elements to the music (which might not be so bad), but hopefully it'll encourage him to try newer things and push Enslaved even further than they've already gone.
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29.10.2015 - 03:14
Rating: 8
jadis40
This album is rather good overall. Love "Building With Fire", and the clean vocals are great.

"One Thousand Years of Rain" is an awesome track too.

Had never heard of this band until their song "The Watcher" was featured in the extreme metal episode of Metal Evolution, and it grabbed my attention the first time I heard it, so of course, I had to check it out when I saw they had a new album out. Glad I did.

Overall, probably #2 on my list of favorite releases this year.

Edited to add: Definitely becoming a fan of these guys.
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28.06.2016 - 03:14
Maco
Pvt Funderground
They cannot fail me.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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28.06.2016 - 05:26
Rating: 8
Metal Ninja
This is one band that never fails to deliver in any of their albums, this release is another strong addition to the previous efforts they created!
Probably have to say this album is more accessible & easier to digest to listeners who may be new & just discovered this band, but its not one of my favourite releases by these guys. Its a great album but not a fantastic one.
Have to say the guitar solo on "Daylight" sends shivers through me when hearing it, a perfect fit to the closing song of the album.

So all in all a strong album but just not one of their best, maybe too many mixed ideas on this album, needs a little refining in areas to make it flow a little nicer, just my opinion! Its definitely not in the same league as the releases "Below the Lights" or "Axioma Ethica Odini" but a highly enjoyable listen nevertheless.
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30.06.2016 - 10:23
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by Metal Ninja on 28.06.2016 at 05:26

This is one band that never fails to deliver in any of their albums, this release is another strong addition to the previous efforts they created!
Probably have to say this album is more accessible & easier to digest to listeners who may be new & just discovered this band, but its not one of my favourite releases by these guys. Its a great album but not a fantastic one.
Have to say the guitar solo on "Daylight" sends shivers through me when hearing it, a perfect fit to the closing song of the album.

So all in all a strong album but just not one of their best, maybe too many mixed ideas on this album, needs a little refining in areas to make it flow a little nicer, just my opinion! Its definitely not in the same league as the releases "Below the Lights" or "Axioma Ethica Odini" but a highly enjoyable listen nevertheless.

Concur.
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01.07.2016 - 04:46
Rating: 8
Metal Ninja
Written by Ace Frawley on 30.06.2016 at 10:23

Written by Metal Ninja on 28.06.2016 at 05:26

This is one band that never fails to deliver in any of their albums, this release is another strong addition to the previous efforts they created!
Probably have to say this album is more accessible & easier to digest to listeners who may be new & just discovered this band, but its not one of my favourite releases by these guys. Its a great album but not a fantastic one.
Have to say the guitar solo on "Daylight" sends shivers through me when hearing it, a perfect fit to the closing song of the album.

So all in all a strong album but just not one of their best, maybe too many mixed ideas on this album, needs a little refining in areas to make it flow a little nicer, just my opinion! Its definitely not in the same league as the releases "Below the Lights" or "Axioma Ethica Odini" but a highly enjoyable listen nevertheless.

Concur.

Thanks.
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27.07.2016 - 01:07
no one
Account deleted
Can't beleive i listened to the whole thing.
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04.02.2017 - 21:35
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Contributor
I listened to this a few times the last couple days. "Building With Fire" is a great tune. The whole album is very good. Do these guys ever put out a bad album?
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06.02.2017 - 03:12
Rating: 8
Ace Frawley
The Spaceman
Written by tea[m]ster on 04.02.2017 at 21:35

I listened to this a few times the last couple days. "Building With Fire" is a great tune. The whole album is very good. Do these guys ever put out a bad album?

Not yet.
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The sun shines over The Fool...
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23.04.2017 - 11:30
Rating: 8
This album is a grower. After four or five listens i really started digging it. Looking forward for next one being even better
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10.05.2024 - 19:44
Rating: 8
SebaRaven36
Amazing!
my fav song : Building With Fire
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11.05.2024 - 15:26
Rating: 9
musclassia
Staff
Written by musclassia on 20.09.2015 at 17:39

I remember really digging this on first listen, but I had a big play of all the Enslaved albums I have on my iPod yesterday and out of the six, this was probably my least favourite. It's still a very strong album, it just seemed to be lacking some of the inspiration and memorability of other albums, and I think the more melodic nature of RIITIIR worked a bit more for me. Still one of the better albums from 2015 though, and Daylight and Nauthir Bleeding are both cracking songs

Dunno what TF I was talking about here, this album rules. Surprised when scrolling back through this thread to not see anyone mentioning Thurisaz Dreaming as a highlight, I think it's one of their all-time best songs
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12.05.2024 - 11:25
Zap
Guest
Written by musclassia on 11.05.2024 at 15:26

Surprised when scrolling back through this thread to not see anyone mentioning Thurisaz Dreaming as a highlight, I think it's one of their all-time best songs

Well, better late than never, because now we have two comments about Thurisaz Dreaming:
I also think it's one of their all-time best songs and it was a fantastic opener when I saw them at Brutal Assault in 2015! Hell, it was even the highlight of the show for me.
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