Norway's iconic Enslaved reign supreme as one of the most dependable components in extreme metals indestructible backbone. The group's debut Vikingligr Veldi was issued in the spring of 1994, while their classic second album Frost came hot on its heels in the winter of the same year. Third album Eld (1997) is often considered to be the beginning of the band's shift towards progressive Viking metal. However, Enslaved took yet another sonic detour on 1998's more aggressive sounding Blodhemn ("vengeance in blood") which was produced by the esteemed Peter Tägtgren and found the band implementing thrash metal influences with aplomb. Gatefold colored 180g vinyl LP.