Nestled at the epicenter of Norwegian Black Metal's birth, ENSLAVED stands as one of the few remaining bands that helped shape the genre and continue to be a vital force within its realms. Pioneers of their craft, they have consistently pushed the boundaries, enhancing the genre's dynamic structure and quality over the past decade. Their unique blend of intricate intensity and profound, dark beauty has securely established ENSLAVED as one of the preeminent leaders of Black Metal. This 2000 offering from the Viking stalwarts solidifies their place at the forefront of pagan black metal, a testament to their ongoing success with extensive touring and a history of impactful releases. Truly, epic at its finest.