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Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja

8.9 | 641 votes |
Release date: 2003
Style: Viking folk metal


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01. Raunioilla
02. Unohduksen Lapsi
03. Jumalten Kaupunki/Tuhatvuotinen Perintö
04. Kivenkantaja
05. Tuulen Tytär/Soturin Tie
06. Matkan Lopussa

Top 20 albums of 2003: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 80

Additional info
The album title means "Stonebearer".

Track 6 is a traditional Finnish song with new lyrics.

01 - At The Ruins
02 - Child Of Oblivion
03 - City Of The Gods
04 - Stonebearer
05 - Daughter Of The Wind
06 - At The Journey's End

2008 Reissue comes with a 2nd disc with live tracks, recorded live at the London Astoria, March 8th 2008.
01. Ukkosenjumalan Poika
02. Pakanajuhla
03. Sankaritarina

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After the sophomore opus of Moonsorrow "Voimasta Ja Kunniasta " in 2001, the band recorded Kivenkantaja (Stonebearer) in 2003. Well, I've bought it in early 2004, I chose it among thousands of albums, maybe the title called out to me, but whatever is the reason, it's perfectly done with its influences featuring extravagant, bombastic, heathen metal.

published 25.07.2006 | Comments (22)

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05.04.2012 - 06:47
Rating: 10
Never To Dawn
I became a metalhead after listening to this
22.04.2012 - 17:26
Rating: 10
This is how winter sounds.
26.12.2014 - 00:01
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Great folk with BM elements. I'm not amazed by it though.
21.01.2015 - 21:01
Rating: 9
Erik M.
Yeah, in the last few weeks this album grew on me quite a lot. So now I am amazed by it. Damn, this is really highly enjoyable, cheery stuff.
10.03.2015 - 22:24
Rating: 9
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Amazing album that brings you back to those times you have lost, as if you relived them. Words cannot describe the beauty that this album transpires.
22.04.2016 - 02:54
Rating: 9
I probably slightly prefer Varjoina... personally, but this album is pretty damn awesome. Alongside this, Varjoina... Voimasta..., and more, these guys really do lead the Nordic folk metal pack by some distance. Every song has something excellent about it, but Rauniolla is fantastic
23.06.2016 - 10:55
Rating: 10
The title track is as epic as it gets. Probably my personal favorite Moonsorrow song as well, on my favorite Moonsorrow album. A musical journey that one has to hear to believe. Immaculate.
25.01.2018 - 21:58
Rating: 10

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