Enslaved devotees tend to celebrate the band's entire catalog; I'm no exception to this axiom. An Enslaved album is something to digest over the course of time, providing soundscapes we slowly absorb and assimilate. After the expansive glory of last year's Axioma Ethica Odini, Enslaved fans had little reason to expect new music from the band in the near future. Thanks to the kind folks at Scion A/V, new Enslaved music is exactly what we've got.
The Sleeping Gods EP will be available for free download, and you can sample some of its mind-blowing excellence right here. Over the course of five tracks and 28 minutes, The Sleeping Gods serves up a diverse feast of blackened Viking folk, prog and ambient psychedelia that will engage you more than playing bingo and challenge your metal mind. These tracks display the superlative songwriting skills we've come to expect from Enslaved, delivered with addictive, headbanging immediacy.
I've expended significant cash and energy over the years in tracking down Enslaved LPs. You can bet I appreciate this gratis bit of greatness, and Enslaved fans around the world will undoubtedly feel the same way. The Sleeping Gods will be a righteous addition to your music collection.
The Sleeping Gods Track Listing:
2. Alu Misyrki
5. The Sleeping Gods