Enslavement of Beauty is a melodic extreme 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 generally consist of a very rapid and angry/sad rhyming poetry.
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 band headed back to the studio to record their second album, "Megalomania", accompanied by drummer Asgeir Mickelson (Borknagar/Spiral Architect etc) and bass player Hans-Åge Holmen. Musically the band still sounded very melodic and deeply inspired by classical music but with a sharper metal edge.
After a 6 year hiatus the band returned with their third album "Mere Contemplations" which was released through Norwegian independent label INRI Unlimited.
The bands so far last effort was the 2009 release, "The Perdition EP", which was supported by the bands first official promovideo.
The promovideo for the EP track "Lush" won best music video at the Stavanger Short Film Festival autumn 2009.