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This is probably my favorite Enslaved release, I feel it takes off were Axioma left off and makes a way better beast. They really have perfected their sludgy folk tinged progressive black metal sound with this, everything just screams prog. Grutle's harsh vocals sound amazing throughout, proving he is one of the more unique black metal vocalists. There are the 70's prog clean vocals which add a really great dynamic and contrast to the music, think Pink Floyd mixed with Bathory. Also the keyboards and samples add a great atmosphere and contrast in texture, also a great nod to 70's prog rock. The almost sludge metal riffs that are sometimes used make me think that they have been listening to a lot of Mastodon and Opeth which really is awesome. Buy this if you are a fan of there early albums like Axioma or Monumensions, one of the best albums of 2012.