This album really makes you feel the struggle and hardships of the Finnish people. When you don’t speak the language the lyrics are written in, the power of the music and expression in the voice becomes even more important, and this album really captures the concept of the entire album.
On a cold March evening in Nottingham, as the snow began to fall, a small group of metalheads gathered in the upstairs chapel of a brewery and pub, waiting for a folk metal party to warm their souls. The legions of YYLVA, Atorc, Isarnos and Grimner gathered, and the lights went down.
If you like your tracks with long instrumentals, then this is definitely an album you want to be checking out, and a band you want to be keeping an eye on in the future.
It’s the right amount of complex, where you can still headbang, have a singalong and have a good time. I hope after their long break, they’re back for good!
This album keeps you on edge, you don’t know what to expect, but it all fits together.
If you like your power metal cheesy, fast and great, this album is something you need to expose your ear drums to.
A beautiful black metal concept album with elements of melodic, symphonic and folk metal. Thank you to the guys in Jörmungand for letting me have a listen to this pre-release!
Old school heavy metal mixed with modern power metal.
A briliant weekend full of brilliant bands.
A fantastic live show worthy of Valhalla!
I would highly recommend this album to anyone that has an even passing interest in folk metal. I am a little mad at myself for not finding out about this band earlier, as they are fast becoming one of my favourite bands of the genre!
The whole EP is a brilliant four-track concept which flows into one long tale over a night in the forest. I hope to hear more from this band in the future!
No, that’s not a typo in the name. These are five of my favourite songs to have a good old dance to. In no particular
You can tell straight away that this is an Ensiferum album, it has a familiarity about it yet is brand new and packs a punch. For me hearing familiar melodies and instrumental tones is no bad thing, if a band are good at what they are doing, they should stick to it and that is exactly what Ensiferum have done here.