Crimfall - As The Path Unfolds...

8.1 | 120 votes |
Release date: 25 February 2009
Style: Symphonic folk metal


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02. The Crown of Treason
03. Wildfire Season
04. Where Waning Winds Lead
05. Sun Orphaned
06. Ascension Pyre
07. Shadow Hearth
08. Non Serviam
09. Aubade
10. Hundred Shores Distant
11. Novembré

Mikko "Chimedra" Häkkinen - vocals
Helena Haaparanta - vocals
Jakke Viitala - guitars, orchestration

Additional musicians:
Janne Jukarainen - drums
Henri ''Urponpoika'' "Trollhorn" Sorvali - bass, piano
Maija Arvaja - violin
Esa Korja - cello
Terri Kunnaskari - accordion
Tapani Siirtola - additional orchestration

Choir: Helena Haaparanta, Jakke Viitala, Mikko Häkkinen, Joonas Naskali, Sami Arola, Jukka Ruostila, Tapani Siirtola, Ezra James.

Additional info
Produced by Jakke Viitala. Additional production by Sami Arola.

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Finland's folk metal scene is probably the world's most fertile one, spawning more and more bands with each passing year. Korpiklaani and Finntroll are no longer an isolated oddity in the Finnish metallic landscape, and top charters like Ensiferum and Moonsorrow are there to prove my point. And here comes yet another Finnish combo that can successfully throw accordion and fiddle into an electric guitar thunderstorm: Crimfall. One might expect a taste of déjà-vu from a female-fronted symphonic folk band, when country mates Battlelore and Turisas have already experimented similar combinations, not to mention the legendary Nightwish, or the fact that Trollhorn himself is a session member. But even though this kind of metal has been done and done again, Crimfall's debut As the Path Unfolds… manages to stand out as one of 2009's greatest folk metal releases.

published 03.01.2010 | Comments (4)

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05.02.2010 - 00:22
Rating: 10
The Shooter
Amazing album!
05.02.2010 - 01:08
Rating: 10
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion
Indeed, Kinda odd it didn't got nominated in any MS09 category.

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17.08.2010 - 20:55
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Nice debut. Sometimes, the vocals annoy me to death.
14.11.2014 - 23:05
Rating: 6
"The Quaker"
For me it lacks the energy. I can't really point at what it is that Crimfall is missing but it makes this one in a dozen.

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