Enslaved are masters of Norwegian black/Viking metal who have, since the early '90s, consistently employed a forward-thinking approach to their craft while retaining their extreme roots. Though they emerged at the dawn of black metal's second wave, they offered a vastly more complex compositional style and rejected the term "black metal" as too limiting. With its warm production and clean vocals, 1997's Eld was followed by releases like 2003's Below the Lights, which explored and depicted emotional and psychological states with different instruments. In terms of commercial success and critical accolades, they reached as high as number four on Billboard Heatseekers chart with 2015's In Times, while 2017's E won Norway's version of the Grammy for Metal Album of the Year. It was their fourth LP to reach the Top 20 at home. Enslaved's 15th studio album, Utgard, saw release in 2020.