Enslaved have shared their new single and video to be taken from ‘Heimdal’, their 16th studio album due out on the 3rd of March. The new track titled ‘Forest Dweller’ launches with progressive splendor, guiding the listener into a churning, psychedelic journey through archaic Norse folklore.
Enslaved’s Grutle Kjellson commented:
“To me ‘Forest Dweller’ was the most immediate song on the album, at least in its earliest form as an instrumental demo. I spent quite some time to get into some of the other songs of the album, but this one seemed somehow logical, well logical by Enslaved standards that is. I had an idea for a lyric, and Ivar’s amazing and diverse riffs on this one made it easy to pan out the scripture. I made a rough plan on what to sing over it, and we actually ended up using some parts of those recordings on the album!
The song sort of showcases our representative samples of inspiration: Led Zep, Genesis, Destruction, Iron Maiden and David Bowie, to mention a schizophrenic tapestry of influences. It mirrors in the lyrics as well, which deals about both darkness and light in connection to the nature of Heimdal.”
Epic is an understatement here. The guys have grafted something stunning. Crashing guitars and heavy drums give way to softer acoustic led verses as the track ebbs and flows. The band ramps up the track in true Enslaved style as they layer guttural vocals with a thunderous backing of drums, organ and raging guitars.
Check it out, here
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01. Behind The Mirror
03. Forest Dweller
05. The Eternal Sea
06. Caravans To The Outer Worlds
07. Gangandi (Bonus Track)*
- Limited edition digipack CD (inc. Bonus Track) + Blu-Ray*
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- 2LP vinyl gatefold – white + green marble (Nuclear Blast + Selected Retailers)
- 2LP vinyl gatefold – blue + white marble (UK Retail + EMP)
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- 2LP vinyl gatefold (inc. Bonus Track) + Blu-Ray – crystal clear w/ black marble (Nuclear Blast Excl.)*
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