Thursday, June 10, 2010

Obtained Enslavement - Witchcraft

Genre: Symphonic Black Metal
Country: Norway
Year: 1997
Label: Wounded Love Records

Here's another band I feel doesn't recieve the accolades they deserve. Obtained Enslavement was formed in 1989 (the lineup included Pest of Gorgoroth fame on vocals), originally as a death/black metal band, but eventually they arrived at the wondrous symphonic black metal that would come to define their career. Witchcraft is often considered to be their best work, and I am not one to disagree. It's a spectaular album filled with dazzling arrangements and intricate, beautiful melodies that weave among one another to create a splendourous musical tapestry. This is one of those gems that takes you to a different world while you listen to it. Glorious.

For fans of Kataxu, Odium, Limbonic Art, and Emperor.


  1. Password required to download this one.

  2. Switched it. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Let me know if the new one works!