1º Enslaved - RIITIIR
No, it's not a rule that when Enslaved release a new album they have to be on top of best albums of that year, but what can i do? After a great album like Axioma Ethica Odini, they returned even stronger. RIITIIR has not an immediate impact considering the structure and complexity of the songs. You have to invest emotionally in this album, that's for sure. Once you do it, you'll be immensely rewarded with an amazing musical journey. A song like Roots of the Mountain summarizes perfectly the quality and perfection of RIITIIR. Everything on this album is perfect - the arrangements, the vocals (better than ever), the production and the performance. Album of the year! Well done Enslaved, one more time!