Release date: 13 April 2004
Style: Extreme folk metal


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01. Vindfärd / Människopesten
02. Eliytres
03. Fiskarens Fiende
04. Trollhammaren
05. Nattfödd
06. Ursvamp
07. Marknadsvisan
08. Det Iskalla Trollblodet
09. Grottans Barn
10. Rök

The best Folk Metal album of 2004

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Henri Urponpoika "Trollhorn" Sorvali - keyboards
Mikael "Routa" Karlbom - guitars
Tapio Wilska - vocals
Samu "Beast Dominator" Ruotsalainen - drums
Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa - guitars
Sami "Tundra" Uusitalo - bass

Additional info
Recorded and mixed in Sundi Coop, Savonlinna during 24.10.2003-14.11.2003 by Tuomo Valtonen
Mastered at Finnvox by Mika Jussila
Produced by Trollhorn and Tundra.
Artwork and trollistration by Skrymer.

Released on: Spinefarm/Century Media

In memory of Teemu Raimoranta, Pertti Olavi Karlbom, Sulo Wilska.

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Under the file "Metal Eccentricities" Finntroll figures as a top contender, these Finns have managed the way to create playful yet aggressive music, using as a base a Finnish polka rhythm called Hummpa, the wide array of instruments these trolls use is quite amazing, to name a few I would have to say accordion, mouth harp, flutes, clarinets, herty gerties even a honky-tonk piano.

published 15.04.2004 | Comments (7)

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JÄY - 20.09.2011 at 07:53  
Rating: 10 This is folk metal.....most "folk metal" bands are some other form of metal, be it heavy, power, black, etc, plus folky melodies of folk instruments....but i think a metal genre is in the riffs...and the humpa riffs make it folk metal
ThunderAxe1989 - 25.12.2011 at 02:09  
Rating: 8 First Folk Metal album I ever bought. It's still my favourite of theirs, I love Wilska's vocals. it's a shame he only did one full length album with them.
musicalkaratekid - 07.10.2012 at 17:43  
Rating: 8 Great album.
NocturnalStalker - 19.01.2013 at 15:57  
Rating: 8 Nice album. I really like Människopesten and Det Iskalla Trollblodet and Trollhammaren is surely a great hit song. But for me most of the songs are still weaker than on the early albums.
NorthernDickhead - 15.02.2014 at 21:53  
Rating: 8 Better than Jaktens Tid imo.
BlueMobius - 18.02.2014 at 05:02  
  I recently revisited this album after not listening to it thoroughly for probably five years. It was a great reminder of why I love Finntroll. I haven't been much into them in a while, but this album will always hold a special place. I liked the next album, "Ur Jordens Djup," a lot but for other reasons. Nothing they have done since "Nattfodd" though has quite captured the perfect mix of darkness, atmospheric but not overly cheesy keyboards and a certain anger.

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