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Release date: 27 February 2009
Style: Pagan folk metal


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01. Urquell
02. Das Große Erwachen
03. Seines Glückes Schmied
04. Sturmes Ernte
05. Untergang

Lyrics (5)

Johannes Joseph - accordion, vocals
Marco Schomas - vocals
Tobias Weinreich - bass
Cornelius "Wombo" Heck - drums, choir vocals
Sebastian "AlleyJazz" Scherrer - keyboards
David Schuldis - rhythm guitar
Simon Schillinger - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar, choir vocals

Guest musicians
Sevan Kirder - tin whistle

Staff review by

Pagan Metal. A vast battlefield. On one side we have the true vikings, experienced warriors who enjoy their metal blackened, sophisticated and at times melancholic, the kind of metal Moonsorrow, Primordial and Bathory play or have played. And on the other side we have the younger generation, armed with plastic weapons and war paint, attracted by skalds like Equilibrium, Ensiferum and Turisas with their joyous melodies and their drinking songs. This faction may lack in experience, but thanks to the pagan hype of the last few years they easily make up for it with their sheer number. Nothing but spite for each other these two forces face each other, pretty much like in a wall of death. And as in every wall of death there are always some idiots who refuse to take sides and rather stand in the middle where the two forces are gonna crash into each other...

published 26.03.2009 | Comments (23)

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patrickmetal12 - 01.12.2011 at 06:23  
Rating: 10 A fucking epic masterpiece. Finsterforst stabs you with a extreme folk metal stake in the heart. Listening to this album for the 59th time, i still have an epicness overdose. shit. im high off Finsterforst \m/
Kuroboshi - 24.12.2012 at 11:46  
Rating: 7 Untergang is the first actually good song I've heard by Finsterforst. It really gets the message through. Otherwise, it's a not so interesting release. The songs are overly long.
NorthernDickhead - 15.02.2014 at 22:03  
  No. Too much Moonsorrow on this...
Pikemaster - 02.05.2016 at 19:50  
Rating: 5 Wow very unique style of metal !...... If you forget Moonsorrow still exist.

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