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Enslavement of Beauty

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Enslavement of Beauty is a Symphonic black metal band from Norway.

The band combines synthesized instruments with guitars and a somewhat throathy black-metal vocal. The instrumentalizations are very orchestral, rich, and intense. The lyrics are usually concerned with sex and love and generally consist of a very rapid and angry/sad rhyming poetry. The poetry is inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare and the Marquis de Sade.

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Enslavement of Beauty was formed in January 1995 by Ole Alexander Myrholt (vocals & lyrics) and Tony Eugene Tunheim (guitars & composing).

The band spent the subsequent years composing and recording material and thereby developed their expression.
In the summer of 1998, Enslavement of Beauty recorded the demo CD “Devilry & Temptation” which gained them a deal with Head Not Found / Voices of Wonder.

This resulted in the 1999 release “Traces o’ Red” which received very positive response. In November 2000, the beauticians headed back to the studio to record their second album, “Megalomania”, accompanied by drummer Asgeir Mickelson (Borknagar/Spiral Architect) and bass player Hans-Aage Holmen.

Musically the band still sounds very melodic and deeply inspired by classical music but with a sharper metal edge and a truly hell-bent rock ‘n’ roll attitude. Lyrically Enslavement of Beauty is more direct approach but still highly influenced by the poetic beauty of Shakespeare and De Sade’s works.



Discography

- Devilry and Temptation 1998 (Demo, No Label)
- Traces o`Red 1999 (Head Not Found Records)
- Megalomania 2001 (Head Not Found Records)

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  • sanjol

    Мужик, узбагойся! Охуенный блэцк! Ай лайк ит!

    22 Feb 12:20am Reply
  • Suomirocker

    Ёлки-зеленые иголки! Как можно ЭТО назвать блэком, и тем более норвежским? Этот Extreme herko metal напоминает смесь Кределов и Тристании, причем не в лучших традициях. Злости абсолютно нет. Вот Shade Empire или даже Vampiria это вполне блэк: и агрессия есть, и имидж как-то на блэкеров смахивает. А это готика с хрипловатым вокалом, в принципе даже стартовой площадкой в блэк не должна служить.

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • AthanaricRo

    Excellent black metal, melodic and catchy as fuck, plus very lustful lyrics... instant fav.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Muinaiset

    This band's music is very good. The lyrics are pretty laughable at times, but those are easily overlooked imo.

    2 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Turbodeath

    This band sucks to me, a lot :(

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • sicnz

    I thought Satyricon would always be my #1 but this Enslavement Of Beauty is fucking brutal, i think we have a new King

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Henrique_Goofy

    Great band.

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • mr_Vecktor

    херко метал

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • gigatless

    So underrated band..

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • leleuheadbanger

    Bom.

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • neyolop

    exellent!

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • shubho_333

    awesome band..especially their lyrics...

    31 Dec 2011 Reply
  • throughthesmoke

    listening to them is always a pleasure, really unique band. love the lyrics and melodies :)

    22 Nov 2011 Reply
  • PhAntOmEttA

    they are USM !!!!!!!!!!

    3 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Infinium

    Fuck yeah!

    24 Aug 2011 Reply
  • a7x1337

    Full band cover of C17-H19-N03-H20! Endorsed by Tony Tunheim himself :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWjFasyy2v8

    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Cthullhu

    Gaydle of Shit and Dimmu Whoregir could learn a thing or two from this band.

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • methodpt

    Interesting melodic/symphonic black metal band, love the originality.

    23 Apr 2011 Reply
  • darkmanv5

    Any bands similar to Enslavement of beauty? I can't think of any albums like this, the vocal style and keyboards is kind of unique. Maybe Darzamart's In the Flames of Black Art comes sort of close, or Illnath's Cast into Fields of Evil Pleasure, but at certain times only.

    8 Apr 2011 Reply
  • alejowizard

    OHHHHHHHHH SO GREAT BAND...THE HARMONY OF THE KEY BOARDS REALLY GREAT...ALL GREAT.

    23 Jan 2011 Reply
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