15th studio album from Norwegian extreme progressive metal masters Enslaved. This is the second album featuring clean vocalist/keyboardist Håkon Vinje, and the first with longtime collaborator Iver Sandøy on drums after the departure of Cato Bekkevold in 2018. Jaga Jazzist drummer Martin Hortveth (under the pseudonym "Bell Hammer") is featured as a guest drummer on the track "Sequence".
The album is described by founding member and primary songwriter Ivar Bjørnson as a concept album "about a place called Utgard, which, in Norse mythology, is where giants live… it can also be viewed as a metaphor for psychological interactions. What we've done here is take the listener on a journey that involves many different levels, including the physical and the physiological." [https://www.pressreader.com/uk/prog/20200305/281715501653094]