A lot of people think of black metal when they think of Enslaved. A lot forget Enslaved was one of the founders of the Viking metal genre. And because there are no folk-element they are in fact outside the borders of folk-metal.nl.
Enslaved started as a black-metalband but directly when they made demo’s the lyrics were inspired by Norse mythology. Throughout time their music became less black and more melodic viking metal and they used folk-elements as well. The difference can be heard in albums like Vikingligr Veldi, Frost, Eld and Blodhemn.
But with the album “Mardraum – Beyond the within” Enslaved went in a entire different direction, Progressive metal. They’re always experimenting with new styles and new thought without leaving their roots. After “Mardraum” “Monumension” followed which was even more progressive then “Mardraum”. The big break through of Enslaved is with the album “ISA”.

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Beyond Rituals (2012)



Nema (Demo 1991)
Yggdrasill (Demo 1992)
Hordanes Land (EP 1993)
Emperor / Hordanes Land (Split 1993)
Promo ’94 (Demo 1994)
Vikingligr Veldi (1994)
Frost (1994)
The Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrasill (Split 1995)
Eld (1997)
Blodhemn ( 1998)
Mardraum: Beyond the Within (2000)
Monumension (2001)
Below the Lights (2003)
Live Retaliation (DVD 2003)
Isa (2004)
Return to Yggdrasill (DVD 2005)
Ruun (2006)
Vertebrae (2008)
The Wooden Box (2009)
Axioma Ethica Odini (2010)
Decibel Flexi Series – The Watcher (Live) (Single 2011)
The Sleeping Gods (EP 2011)
Thorn (EP 2011)
Riitir (2012)
In Times (2015)
Roadburn Live (Live)
E (2017)
Utgard (2020)
Caravans to the Outer Worlds (EP 2021)

Enslaved in W2 (2013)