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Release date: 1 May 2002
Style: Black metal, Folk metal

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8.3 | 38 votes

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49 have it
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01. Ashes Of Man And Oak And Pine
02. Aijeke
03. Pale Forest
04. Huldrafolk
05. Misanthrope's Masterplan
06. The Harvest Day
07. Verisurma [demo version] [bonus]


Additional info
Limited to 900 copies.
Re-released with new artworks in 2005 by Omvina.

2009 Release features a demo version of the track "Verisurma" as bonus.

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Diabolos The Best Pagan/Folk Metal Albums  | #12
!J.O.O.E.! Top 100 Albums From 2000 - 2010  | #11
Dima The 50 Dearest Albums/EPs to my Pumping Central Hub  | #50
Jiri The Rarest CDs In Jiri's Kollection  | #43
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Sonic MrSumo - 03.02.2011 at 01:38  
Rating: 10 I just purchased this album, as it's one of the highest rated albums on Metalstorm (that has at least 15 votes) and I wanted to experience it for myself.

I have to say, it's exceptional based on the few listens I've had.

My only disappointment is in the quality of the recording. It sounds very low budget. Whilst this is not the end of the world, it does detract from the overall experience of what could've been a near perfect album.
!J.O.O.E.! - 25.06.2011 at 23:01  
 
Written by Sonic MrSumo on 03.02.2011 at 01:38

I just purchased this album, as it's one of the highest rated albums on Metalstorm (that has at least 15 votes) and I wanted to experience it for myself.

I have to say, it's exceptional based on the few listens I've had.

My only disappointment is in the quality of the recording. It sounds very low budget. Whilst this is not the end of the world, it does detract from the overall experience of what could've been a near perfect album.

I guarantee it wouldn't sound nearly as good if the production was "better". It would change the dynamic too much and probably sound like a poncey folk record or something. I love how it sounds almost Ildjarn-y at certain points.

I'm also glad this is maintaining one of the highest scores on here. If it got another positive vote it would probably be made the top album of its year (and would knock the overrated 'The Mantle' off its pedestal, to my amusement).

It deserves a good fan review too, I was gonna do one but I found this quite difficult to write about for some reason.
Sonic MrSumo - 02.07.2011 at 03:18  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 25.06.2011 at 23:01

Written by Sonic MrSumo on 03.02.2011 at 01:38

I just purchased this album, as it's one of the highest rated albums on Metalstorm (that has at least 15 votes) and I wanted to experience it for myself.

I have to say, it's exceptional based on the few listens I've had.

My only disappointment is in the quality of the recording. It sounds very low budget. Whilst this is not the end of the world, it does detract from the overall experience of what could've been a near perfect album.

I guarantee it wouldn't sound nearly as good if the production was "better". It would change the dynamic too much and probably sound like a poncey folk record or something. I love how it sounds almost Ildjarn-y at certain points.

I'm also glad this is maintaining one of the highest scores on here. If it got another positive vote it would probably be made the top album of its year (and would knock the overrated 'The Mantle' off its pedestal, to my amusement).

It deserves a good fan review too, I was gonna do one but I found this quite difficult to write about for some reason.


Now having listened to it many times, I totally agree with you. The recording is, for this style of music, perfect. It lends it a certain atmosphere that would be lost had the production been more polished.
Alex F - 28.09.2012 at 14:44  
Rating: 9 Absolutely astounding
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.03.2014 at 00:55  
  I've never come across an album like this. This saddens me greatly, but it remains a unique album in that respect.
Alex F - 22.03.2014 at 02:55  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.03.2014 at 00:55

I've never come across an album like this. This saddens me greatly, but it remains a unique album in that respect.

The debut is a bit like this.
Really, Wyrd's earlier albums are so floppingflippingfucking good.
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.03.2014 at 03:40  
 
Written by Alex F on 22.03.2014 at 02:55

The debut is a bit like this.
Really, Wyrd's earlier albums are so floppingflippingfucking good.

Heathen was very good, though something about it didn't quite hit the right notes. I'm probably just being too picky though.
Alex F - 22.03.2014 at 03:59  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.03.2014 at 03:40

Heathen was very good, though something about it didn't quite hit the right notes. I'm probably just being too picky though.

I've always had trouble deciding whether I like Huldrafolk or Heathen more. They're both absolutely fantastic to me.
Dima - 16.05.2014 at 16:19  
  Aijeke is one the best songs i've ever heard.
Dr. Strawberry - 15.09.2014 at 19:55  
Rating: 4 A very simple and average folk metal album, same rhythms at least repeat 10 times in each tracks. I've had better !
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.09.2014 at 20:00  
 
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 15.09.2014 at 19:55

A very simple and average folk metal album, same rhythms at least repeat 10 times in each tracks. I've had better !

As it happens I've spent years trying to find an album similar to this. One that mixes epic, but not cheesy folk, with raw, rough black metal. I'd like to hear the better bands / albums you know of.
Dr. Strawberry - 15.09.2014 at 20:09  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 15.09.2014 at 20:00

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 15.09.2014 at 19:55

A very simple and average folk metal album, same rhythms at least repeat 10 times in each tracks. I've had better !

As it happens I've spent years trying to find an album similar to this. One that mixes epic, but not cheesy folk, with raw, rough black metal. I'd like to hear the better bands / albums you know of.

I don't think I can recommend any band which is 100% similar to this cause no band would sounds similar to another.
If you talk about general best Black Folk Metal album...I prefer Thyrfing - Vansinnesvisor, Melechesh - Emissaries, etc...more layers and textures.
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.09.2014 at 20:11  
 
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 15.09.2014 at 20:09

I don't think I can recommend any band which is 100% similar to this cause no band would sounds similar to another.
If you talk about general best Black Folk Metal album...I prefer Thyrfing - Vansinnesvisor, Melechesh - Emissaries, etc...more layers and textures.

I'm not asking for something 100% identical, just something that plays vaguely the same kind of music. Thyrfing and Melechesh don't.
Dr. Strawberry - 15.09.2014 at 20:17  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 15.09.2014 at 20:11

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 15.09.2014 at 20:09

I don't think I can recommend any band which is 100% similar to this cause no band would sounds similar to another.
If you talk about general best Black Folk Metal album...I prefer Thyrfing - Vansinnesvisor, Melechesh - Emissaries, etc...more layers and textures.

I'm not asking for something 100% identical, just something that plays vaguely the same kind of music. Thyrfing and Melechesh don't.

None on my mind but they're many.
Usually I skipped this kind of music so I didn't really bother to remember their names.
!J.O.O.E.! - 15.09.2014 at 20:18  
 
Written by Dr. Strawberry on 15.09.2014 at 20:17

None on my mind but they're many.
Usually I skipped this kind of music so I didn't really bother to remember their names.

you think there's better bands like this but you can't think of any? Seems legit.
Dr. Strawberry - 15.09.2014 at 20:41  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 15.09.2014 at 20:18

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 15.09.2014 at 20:17

None on my mind but they're many.
Usually I skipped this kind of music so I didn't really bother to remember their names.

you think there's better bands like this but you can't think of any? Seems legit.

I mean better kinds of Black Folk Metal.
Alien1988 - 16.09.2014 at 00:29  
Rating: 8 I've always liked Huldrafolk as it IS kind of original folk/black approach but for me Wyrd was at the prime with their early demos and of course Heathen.
Sonic MrSumo - 28.07.2015 at 07:17  
Rating: 10
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 15.09.2014 at 20:18

Written by Dr. Strawberry on 15.09.2014 at 20:17

None on my mind but they're many.
Usually I skipped this kind of music so I didn't really bother to remember their names.

you think there's better bands like this but you can't think of any? Seems legit.


just read this whilst listening to Huldrafolk. very funny indeed! ;-)
Bad English - 08.08.2015 at 20:29  
  A little bit rawasih sound, accustic part was good, but BM part must have better studio work , IMO, it works out because I like this band from old days, so I can tolerate it but generally I am freak who needs good studio work
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.10.2015 at 01:54  
  I think I'm going to have to start employing Dark Soulsisms: Praise the Sun for this album.
Vombatus - 04.10.2015 at 16:53  
  Ashes Of Man And Oak And Pine has one the best melodies ever. I still get shivers down my spine when those guitars kick in. And it goes on for 13 minutes

Too bad the rest of the album doesn't come close, but it's still very good. As a whole I prefer Heathen.
mz - 13.10.2016 at 15:21  
Rating: 7 I think my taste in BM is too detached from this type of sound now. Maybe I'm hearing it a few years too late. Good for fold BM, but would not really rate it higher than 7.
Mik - 13.10.2016 at 17:45  
  Personally, for me this album shits all over most modern black metal I've heard. It doesnt get better than this when it comes to the style.
!J.O.O.E.! - 13.10.2016 at 17:49  
  Yeah a lot of modern black metal, even the really good stuff, lacks the genuine feeling that this album exemplifies. One of a kind.
mz - 13.10.2016 at 19:04  
Rating: 7 Problem is that being a good folk black metal band is not enough. Does not matter if it is old or modern.
LuciferOfGayness - 13.10.2016 at 19:48  
 
Written by mz on 13.10.2016 at 19:04

Problem is that being a good folk black metal band is not enough. Does not matter if it is old or modern.

Cant put your post in to context - does the context include France and Iceland?

Couldnt find this on youtube. Link anyone?
3rdWorld - 13.10.2016 at 19:55  
  Having the same problem as mz but I don't think I would've been hugely impressed by this even if I had listened to this a few years. Its a weird problem I have but when bands put on a balancing act between different aspects I don't enjoy it a lot. Kinda like how they are going for a mix of black metal, folk and forest ambient sound here. Would've been better if they focused on realising just one aspect of it entirely, maybe the folk part. Agree that this peerless though, the only thing I can think of sounding anything close to this is Drudkh's sophomore which I love a lot.
mz - 14.10.2016 at 23:56  
Rating: 7 Are French and icelandic folk bm really Majorr players in the genre? Hardly think so.

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