Album recommendation: Enslaved – Axioma Ethica Odini

From the band you could call “the U2 of Norwegian black metal” comes Axioma Ethica Odini. It has everything you’d expect from modern, avant-garde Scandinavian-style black metal, although one of the later tracks (Night Sight) sounds awfully Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin, and they should perhaps leave that kind of stuff to Pink Floyd/Led Zeppelin.

Here’s the title track, Ethica Odini. Very repetitive, happy, poppy, sort of slow:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U1h5PJua7M&fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b]

And this is Lightening, the finishing track:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8iCxMTzRGI&fs=1&hl=en_US&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b]

Angry Metal Guy gives it 4/5
About.com gives it 4.5/5
Sputnikmusic scores it at 5/5
Metal Hammer (Germany) gives it Album of the Month and 7/7

And I’m pretty happy with it, too!

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