Sunday, October 26, 2008

Enslaved - Vertebrae (2008)

1) Clouds
2) To the Coast
3) Ground
4) Vertebrae
5) New Dawn
6) Reflection
7) Center
8) The Watcher

It's no surprise that Enslaved has changed their from viking black metal sound to progressive metal over the years.  Vertebrae, the band's newest release, finds a perfect spot between the two genres.  The album has black metal riffage and vocals and although it lacks viking lyrics, it manages to create the viking atmosphere excellently.  On the prog side, it sounds like the guys have been listening to a lot of Pink Floyd lately.  Both the keyboards and the clean vocals have a sound quite similar to that of the prog rock gods.

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