Norwegian progressive black metal wizards Enslaved are about to release their thirteenth album. Let that sink for a second. How many bands get to twelve albums, and how many of them have their best albums be their most recent ones? 2012’s RIITIIR was an instant classic, and the follow-up In Times sounds like it’s going to be just as impressive. Check the teaser out after the jump.
Well, first of all, I’ve got to say that the fact that the artwork is painted on a black canvas feels very appropriate. It evokes this visceral feeling of mise-en-scène; and the fact that they’ve been working with the same artist for quite a few albums now means that they grow more acquainted with each other’s work and can express themselves better.
Visuals aside, the album sounds great so far. There seems to be some more experimental stuff in the sound than RIITIIR, with the off-kilter leads and spoken word parts. This just makes me more excited to hear what they’ve been cooking. The album releases on the 10th of March via Nuclear Blast, so keep your eyes peeled for more.