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Release date: 19 April 2004
Style: Extreme folk metal


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01. Ferrum Aeternum
02. Iron
03. Sword Chant
04. Mourning Heart (Interlude)
05. Tale Of Revenge
06. Lost In Despair
07. Slayer Of Light
08. Into Battle
10. Tears
11. Battery [Metallica cover] [Japanese bonus]

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Jari Mäenpää - vocals, guitars
Meiju Enho - keyboards
Markus Toivonen - guitars, backing vocals
Oliver Fokin - drums
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen - bass

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Ensiferum has become, almost instantly, the classic folk/viking metal band. With only 2 albums, their combination of folk riffing, use of folk instruments, simple and catchy songs and both clean and growled vocals have made them the kings of the genre. They are probably the most listened folk metal band along with Finntroll. And fuck, they deserve it. Their debut showed us what they were capable of, and most fans see that as the pinnacle of the band.

published 29.12.2006 | Comments (19)

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patrickmetal12 - 07.10.2010 at 12:04  
Rating: 10 Best album of all time!!
Ellrohir - 07.10.2010 at 14:39  
  I still think Ensiferum and From Afar are better than this...
Derwood - 08.10.2010 at 06:36  
Rating: 10 I can't for the life of me understand how their debut is ranked higher than this masterpiece in the top 200 albums.
Ellrohir - 08.10.2010 at 16:14  
  Because their debut is even better?
Derwood - 09.10.2010 at 07:50  
Rating: 10 No, it's not.

I know it's a matter of personal tastes, but frankly, this one really baffles me. I really don't understand how anyone can prefer their debut to Iron. I love every single track on this album and find only three tracks from Ensiferum that would have been worthy to be on this one.
Sonic MrSumo - 21.01.2011 at 03:01  
Rating: 9 Purchased this album recently...and I love it.

The stand out thus far is Lost In Despair. Wow...what a ballad!
MetalSpider - 21.01.2011 at 06:11  
Rating: 10 I still prefer their debut over Iron but this is still an amazing album!
rasto - 09.02.2011 at 11:49  
Rating: 9 This album is very very good.
patrickmetal12 - 16.04.2011 at 12:53  
Rating: 10 Perfect?
Vonpire - 14.06.2011 at 19:03  
Rating: 8 It's very good but extremely overrated IMO
Beastofmetal456 - 28.06.2011 at 16:36  
  Great, but still not as good as their debut.
ImNotMetal - 12.07.2011 at 09:28  
Rating: 9 Got it recently!!
I love it
Magician - 20.12.2011 at 04:41  
Rating: 10
Written by MetalSpider on 21.01.2011 at 06:11

I still prefer their debut over Iron but this is still an amazing album!

What he said.
musicalkaratekid - 20.08.2012 at 01:38  
Rating: 9 I actually prefer this to Ensiferum's debut. The music to me seems slightly more concise and accessible, plus it has many of my favourite Ensiferum tracks on here. 'Sword of Light' and the title track are just epic.
Dead Eternity - 02.10.2012 at 15:39  
Rating: 10 Best Ensiferum album! A lot better than the debut! The Metallica cover's awesome!
JÄY - 29.10.2012 at 08:18  
Rating: 9 Compared to Debut, songs are much more memorable, for me.
Neroese - 07.11.2012 at 15:14  
Stoyz - 22.11.2012 at 20:28  
Rating: 10 For me this is the best Ensiferum's album. It's really viking and folk, as I like. Every single track is perfect. But the most interesting are Tale Of Revenge and Sword Chant. Best tracks.

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