Monday, January 19, 2009
I'd just like to thank Enslaved for summing up everything I dig about Black Metal on one handy CD. Brutal without getting repetitive and artsy without being pretentious, this is quite possibly the PERFECT BM album, from the scorching blast beats to the outer space noises to the strange, Satanic-monk-chanting-in-a-cave vocals. I don't really dig Enslaved's trip anymore (too much Pink Floyd, not enough Emperor), but back in '98 they were the hottest shit around. This is really an album I can never get bored with. Fuck yeah, Enslaved. FUCK yeah.