Genre: Symphonic Black Metal
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.