Eluveitie - Slania

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Release date: 15 February 2008
Style: Celtic folk metal, Gothenburg metal


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Disc I
01. Samon
02. Primordial Breath
03. Inis Mona
04. Grey Sublime Archon
05. Anagantios
06. Bloodstained Ground
07. The Somber Lay
08. Slanias Song
09. Giamonios
10. Tarvos
11. Calling The Rain
12. Elembivos
13. Samon [acoustic version] [bonus]

Disc II [Limited Edition DVD: Ragnarök Festival 2007]
01. Andro
02. Your Gaulish war
03. Song Of Life
04. Lament
+ Inis Mona [video]
+ Photogallery

The best Folk Metal album of 2008

Ivo Henzi - guitar
Rafi Kirder - bass
Meri Tadic - fiddle, vocals
Merlin Sutter - drums
Chrigel Glanzmann - vocals, mandola, whistles, gaita, uillean pipes, bodhràn
Anna Murphy - hurdy gurdy, vocals
Siméon Koch - guitar
Sevan Kirder - whistles, irish flute, gaita

Guest musicians:
Simon Solomon - guitar effects

Additional info
Re-released as "Tour Edition" in October 2008 packaged with the "Live @ Metalcamp 2008" album.

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Hail the new wave of folk metal with Eluveitie as one of the bands spearheading this charging attack on the world of metal. "Slania" brings the second of the band's full-length albums in strong but typical form as another album is added to the ever-growing pool of folk-influenced bands. Eluveitie set their sound up with plenty of layers of real folk instruments that intertwine with the metal, which adds a very pleasant and often beautiful mood to parts of the album but also compliments the heavy metal core of the album. In-between onslaughts of folkish instruments the backbone of the album seems to be heavily influenced and similar to many of the Göthenburg-sound melodic death metal bands around today.

published 15.02.2008 | Comments (40)

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04.05.2010 - 18:45
Rating: 10
They do it better!
12.06.2011 - 17:05
Rating: 10
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They are awesome!!!

01.02.2012 - 10:36
Rating: 8
M C Vice
Which one does the lead vocals on Slanias Song, Murphy ot Tadic?
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06.08.2012 - 21:15
Rating: 8
More atmospheric than their other albums, great album.
18.12.2014 - 02:56
Rating: 8
Slania's song
31.01.2016 - 18:52
Rating: 8
The What The?
Wiped the dust off of this album today and gave it a spin. It still holds up as one of the best folk metal albums in my book. It does a superb job at being cathy, but still taking you on a journey to another time and place. If I was ever to write a story in the genre of medieval fiction, I would listen to this album for inspiration.
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