Finntroll - Vredesvävd



8.2 | 243 votes |
Release date: 18 September 2020
Style: Extreme folk metal

Owners:

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25 want it


01. Väktaren
02. Att Döda Med En Sten
03. Ormfolk
04. Gränars Väg
05. Forsen
06. Vid Häxans Härd
07. Myren
08. Stjärnornas Mjöd
09. Mask
10. Ylaren

Top 20 albums of 2020: 15

Additional info
Recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios, mastered at Chartmakers and produced by Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali and Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns.


Titles in English:
"Wrath Woven"
1. The Watcher
2. To Kill With A Stone
3. Snakefolk
4. Spruce Road
5. The Rapids
6. At The Witch's Heart
7. The Bog
8. Mead Of The Stars
9. Worms
10. The Howler

Staff review by
RaduP
Rating:
8.5
Every folk metal band by now has either fallen off, had a lukewarm phase, or they were never that big in the first place. Finntroll endured.

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published 24.09.2020 | Comments (9)

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Comments: 22   Visited by: 618 users
12.06.2020 - 14:08
Rating: 9
FeskarN

Translation for the tracklist:
The Guardian
To Kill With A Stone
Snake People / Folk
Spruces Road
The Stream
At the witch's curing
The Mire
The Stars Mead
Worm
Howler
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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12.06.2020 - 14:40
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by FeskarN on 12.06.2020 at 14:08

Snake People / Folk


Submit it as album info.

Folk is more like folk
Människor is people
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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14.06.2020 - 19:05
Rating: 9
Necrodamus

Stoked is an understatement. Absolutely incredible album artwork, love the color combination. I have a feeling this will by my AOTY.
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14.06.2020 - 22:56
Rating: 8
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Written by Necrodamus on 14.06.2020 at 19:05

Stoked is an understatement. Absolutely incredible album artwork, love the color combination. I have a feeling this will by my AOTY.


I was on Finntroll marathon for 2 days consecutively digging from debut all the way down to "Blodsvept", and to my surprise, I found remarkably different aura of each record. Now knowing all FT records more closely, I'm definitely looking forward to a new direction.
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26.07.2020 - 02:20
Rating: 10
Litvin



Sounds very Jaktens Tid
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05.09.2020 - 04:16
Rating: 9
Lulucifer

I'm serious here, this album should be top 5 if the rest live up to the singles they released
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18.09.2020 - 11:03
Sentenced Odiin
gothic.moorion@gmail.com
This LP is a reminiscence of their first two albums, with some more melodic parts from their later era. In 2020 this is how an old school Finntroll LP should sound!
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Life has given me much, maybe taken more...
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18.09.2020 - 14:02
HyperDrifter

I'm surprised how old school Finntroll this sounds considering how long it's been since Blodsvept!
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18.09.2020 - 18:26
Rating: 9
Rulatore

This is much better than I ever expected from these guys
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19.09.2020 - 03:49
Rating: 9
Necrodamus

After many listens, I can confidently say that this album is among their very best. From the riffs and keyboards to the vocals (which are Vreth's best ever) to the ebb and flow of the album itself, it's all excellent. Grenars Väg is a personal favorite of mine, and one of the most enjoyable folk metal tunes I've heard in recent years. Welcome back, gentlemen...you have been missed!
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19.09.2020 - 10:19
Rating: 9
Kuroboshi

Holy shit, how they reminded us all that we really need a new Finntroll every now and then. I agree with many previous voices, a throwback to their earlier sense of melody with a modern twist. Seriously awesome!
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21.09.2020 - 12:20
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
IMO their best! They keep extreme folk metal roots, but IMO it has strong melo bm influence, they try put that genre sound into efm and it worked out. bnand tried new and keep roots alive, did not wandered far in new sound. Good work.
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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21.09.2020 - 12:32
Rating: 9
Warman
Erotic Stains
Finntroll has always been great, but this was still a surprise. By far one of their better albums. Loved every second of it.
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22.09.2020 - 01:43
Rating: 9
Lulucifer

Damn I just love this album pretty much every song is a banger. A mix of the best Jaktens Tid, Nattfödd and Nifelvind had to offer in terms of song progression, instruments, melodies and speed.
I could elaborate further but is it really necessary?
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22.09.2020 - 15:04
Rating: 9
FeskarN

Complete agree with the comments above me. This album is fantastic, must been their best since "Nattfödd" I think. Song writing reminded me a lot of old albums in general. A big surprise for sure!
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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23.09.2020 - 13:52
Rating: 9
Gurablashta

Others have said it better elsewhere, but it does feel like the best parts of Nattfod Jaktens Tid and Nifelvind with an extra bit of oomph that still makes the new Finntroll album sound fresh and exciting. Currently on my 4th listen in as many days! Definitely worth the wait!
Best tracks: Grenars Vag, Vid Haxans Hard, Ormfolk
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23.09.2020 - 17:34
Baz Anderson

As many have said before, this really is a fantastic album! Best since Nattfödd without a doubt.
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29.09.2020 - 06:22
Rating: 8
tintinb

Fast paced fun album. Also that troll faced picture of the band members really made me laugh out loud.
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01.10.2020 - 16:24
Rating: 6
X-FrEaK

Meh. Sounds pretty much like all folk metal albums. Maybe the reason i stopped listening to the genre almost all together
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02.10.2020 - 12:20
Rating: 9
boo-boo

It's been a while since I had so much fun with a folk album.
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World won't end today - it's already tomorrow in Australia.
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13.11.2020 - 13:22
Rating: 8
Zykloncrawaxx

Finntroll was arguably the first "metal" band I listened to and I've gone back through their discography countless times since then, however Vredesvävd didn't do very much for me at first. It is growing on me the more I listen to it, but this album is mostly paced to be one charging breakneck rush and I found myself missing the wider variety of past albums. A lot of the folk elements are pretty forgettable too alsongside the far superior guitar work.

There is a lot to like here though. Many people were calling this Jaktens Tid 2.0 but it reminded me much more of Midnattens Widunder in terms of writing, pacing, and overall tone. Vredesvävd has an excellent blend of their old sound presented with their more modern execution. The vocals are way better than they were on Blodsvept... and actually, so is everything else. It's not their best album but it's a welcome return.

Standout tracks for me were:
Att Döda Med En Sten, Vid Häxans Härd, Myren, Stjärnors Mjöd, and Ylaren.
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06.03.2021 - 20:40
Rating: 8
Reaper_Redeemer

Love it when bands make albums like the ones that made them stand out, even if this sacrifices originality. This is such an occasion with "Vredesvävd" having so many similarities with the first two releases. Really enjoyed it.
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