Enslaved have released the video for the single ‘Bounded by Allegiance – Live’ originally from their ground-breaking album ‘Isa’ (2004). This version is a live recording from their streaming event ‘The Otherworldly Big Band Experience’. A new avant-garde interpretation of the song, featuring psychedelic Norwegian prog band Shaman Elephant.
Frontman Grutle Kjellson stated:
“So here’s a little memory from last year’s musical endeavor. Our ‘Big Band’ collaboration with Shaman Elephant was such a trip! It felt like, and indeed it was, an avalanche of locked up energy just bursting out. The streamed concert plus a small tour in Norway was pretty much the only shows we did in 2021, so the energy level was pretty much turned to 11, on all of us. All nine of us!
‘Bounded By Allegiance’ was one of the first songs we thought would fit being dressed for a nine man outfit, with its natural percussive nature. We hope we were right, enjoy!”
A rhythmic delight, with Kjellson’s brutal vocals sounding as perfect on top of the percussive onslaught. As the track develops, it hits harder, even with the brief group chant interlude from the melodic black metal monks. Just shows what a fantastic event their Otherworldly Big Band Experience was.
Check it out, here