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Release date: 17 February 2010
Style: Extreme folk metal

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8.1 | 381 votes

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Disc I
01. Blodmarsch (Intro)
02. Solsagan
03. Den Frusna Munnen
04. Ett Norrskensdåd
05. I Trädens Sång
06. Tiden Utan Tid
07. Galgasång
08. Mot Skuggornas Värld
09. Under Bergets Rot
10. Fornfamnad
11. Dråp
12. Under Dvärgens Fot [limited edition bonus]

Disc II [Limited tour edition]
01. Insects [Oingo Boingo cover]
02. Can You Forgive Her? [Pet Shop Boys cover]
03. The God That Failed [Metallica cover]

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Additional info
Release dates:

February 17: Finland
February 19: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy
February 22: Rest of Europe
February 23: Spain, Portugal
February 24: Sweden, Hungary
March 9: USA

Staff review by
Baz Anderson

Rating:
9.0
The trolls are back and have never sounded so comfortable in their own skin. Nifelvind is album number five, and once again shows another step in the direction of complete musical freedom. This is an album where chaos is summoned and fit into place to form a well-rounded and quirky piece of work to remember.

Nifelvind is one of those kitchen sink albums where every idea, no matter how weird was kept and used in some way. Each song on the album has it's own separate identity, be it an up-beat, sing-along folk metal classic such as "Under Bergets Rot", acoustic troll encounter "Galgasång", or Finntroll almost oriental style with "Ett Norrskensdåd". Slower, heavier songs meet with black metal pandemonium, but whatever the style, you're always going to find some weird and wonderful instrument accompanying it somewhere along the line.

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Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 19.12.2009 at 20:49  
  Liked the promo song on MySpace, let's hope it ain't the best of the album.

And the cover is nice too.
Baz Anderson - 19.12.2009 at 21:47  
  That new song on the myspace is the new one they did live - I love it. I've not looked forward to a new album as much as I am this for a long time.
Pétur - 19.12.2009 at 22:36  
  Hopefully it revives my old love for this band.
FeskarN - 19.12.2009 at 23:52  
Rating: 8 The new song sounds have some similair elements to the Nattfödd album have, witch is one of my favorites by them. If the album is in the same vain as this song, I would be very happy^^
Uirapuru - 21.12.2009 at 12:33  
  Always the same music... please Finntroll, make me regret this statement.
Doc Godin - 21.12.2009 at 12:50  
Rating: 10 They were once one of my top favourite bands when I first started getting into metal, but over the past year or two my interest in them sort of declined. This new song however really re-sparked my interest in them and I've been listening to their catalogue quite steadily, and have reclaimed their spot in my favourite bands list. This is one of my most anticipated releases for 2010.
Valaskjalf - 21.01.2010 at 19:39  
Rating: 7 The new song is actually pretty lame....very little that got me excited over it, I love the dark edge they had on the previous album. The song with the music vid is pretty cool....well the chorus is cool the rest is sort of generic.

Really hope the album will be a bit heavier than what ive heard so far.
Baz Anderson - 08.02.2010 at 23:37  
  I love both new songs, I am definitely looking forward to this a lot!
Burning Winter - 17.02.2010 at 21:52  
  Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTUCskdaElw 3rd track
Ellrohir - 17.02.2010 at 22:46  
  I am going to listen to the album tomorrow
Zio - 18.02.2010 at 15:56  
Rating: 6 Mah ... Nothing special ...
Ellrohir - 18.02.2010 at 16:14  
  After the first listening i am very pleased with Bloodmarch intro and Fornfamnad...i'll see what will future listenings tell me
Chris Steele - 18.02.2010 at 17:15  
Rating: 8 A Finntroll album that doesn't goes all the way..

A good folk metal album but I miss the older and happy sound of Finntroll. But songs at Blodmarch, Solsagan, Under Bergets Rot & Fornfamnad is awesome songs
Valaskjalf - 19.02.2010 at 04:18  
Rating: 7 Hmmm....not as bad as I first suspected it would be. From the samples I heard I wasnt impressed AT ALL apart from "Solsagan". Overall the album IS quite a borefest though and very few hooks, if any, to speak of. There was one pretty decent song on there apart from Solsagan, but cant be arsed to remember the name.

So 6/10 from me...thought it would be worse than that actually.
JÄY - 19.02.2010 at 17:46  
Rating: 7 Only album ive ever listen to of em....like it
Thorhalla - 19.02.2010 at 18:23  
  WOW Nifelvind is pure perfection!!!!!!! Hail RivFader!
Aeox - 21.02.2010 at 10:53  
Rating: 8 Very good album indeed, definitely a solid release on their behalf - and fantastic cover art! Reminds me a little of Nattfödd's cover - which is a good thing!

One or two songs were average, which is the case on a lot of albums - but 9 out of 11 were very good.
Uirapuru - 22.02.2010 at 21:35  
 
Written by Valaskjalf on 19.02.2010 at 04:18

Hmmm....not as bad as I first suspected it would be. From the samples I heard I wasnt impressed AT ALL apart from "Solsagan". Overall the album IS quite a borefest though and very few hooks, if any, to speak of. There was one pretty decent song on there apart from Solsagan, but cant be arsed to remember the name.

So 6/10 from me...thought it would be worse than that actually.


Same to me. I thought it was impossible for them to create anything interesting anymore.. but this album turn out more ''ok'' than I thought
Baz Anderson - 22.02.2010 at 23:56  
  First time I listened to it, I didn't know what to make of it - but I wasn't blown back like I was from the couple I heard before it came out.

Now I've listened to it more, I am appreciating it more. I think it's a real dark horse.
moe5512 - 02.03.2010 at 16:00  
Rating: 7
Written by Chris Steele on 18.02.2010 at 17:15

A Finntroll album that doesn't goes all the way..

A good folk metal album but I miss the older and happy sound of Finntroll. But songs at Blodmarch, Solsagan, Under Bergets Rot & Fornfamnad is awesome songs


In a way i agree with you, some of the songs are a bit too "black" but the songs from natfödd were too happy. Ur jordens djup is a great album, a perfect mix of happy and dark sound. Nifelvind is a great album and i think i will appreciate the album more after i´ve listened to it some times
MétalNoir - 02.03.2010 at 22:36  
Rating: 8 I guess Korpiklaani fans won't like this album, while Moonsorrow fans will... They simply changed their style, it's not better nor worse, it's just very different (along with UJD). But they still have that trollish something that make them sound like a gang of pixies raiding a village and raping Christian virgins...
Pétur - 03.03.2010 at 02:15  
  This really was a pleasant surprise for me, it really cheered me up. Really love Den Frusna Munnen, the Marimba's in it are great.
Introspekrieg - 03.03.2010 at 02:44  
 
Written by Pétur on 03.03.2010 at 02:15

This really was a pleasant surprise for me, it really cheered me up. Really love Den Frusna Munnen, the Marimba's in it are great.


Are those also marimbas in "Under Bergets Rot"? Sounds like a steel drum at some parts though...
Pétur - 03.03.2010 at 21:26  
 
Written by Introspekrieg on 03.03.2010 at 02:44

Written by Pétur on 03.03.2010 at 02:15

This really was a pleasant surprise for me, it really cheered me up. Really love Den Frusna Munnen, the Marimba's in it are great.


Are those also marimbas in "Under Bergets Rot"? Sounds like a steel drum at some parts though...

Don't know really but I do know they also used konga's on some songs. I hope Finntroll keeps on going to use a bigger variety of Folk instruments in their albums.
regallmigthy - 08.03.2010 at 00:35  
Rating: 10 Fantasting! one of there best
Danny Thomas - 08.03.2010 at 02:33  
 
Written by Baz Anderson on 22.02.2010 at 23:56

First time I listened to it, I didn't know what to make of it - but I wasn't blown back like I was from the couple I heard before it came out.

Now I've listened to it more, I am appreciating it more. I think it's a real dark horse.


I'm right there with you. the more I am listening to it, the more i am appreciating it. whereas Nattfodd i got into immediately, but it was so light sounding and accessible, that i got bored of it quick(still love it but was too catchy) i see this one becoming a favorite more over time and having lasting appeal
ricemann - 08.03.2010 at 22:33  
Rating: 10 Yeah, its a great album!
Krachyon - 09.03.2010 at 03:05  
  No obvious killers and a few songs that don't stick. Yet. But absolutely no letdowns and it's getting better with every rotation so let's not pass final judgement...
3dd - 16.03.2010 at 19:55  
Rating: 8 The Trolls strikes back, yes it's not too happy like mentioned before, but still a solid album with good atmosphere.
Valaskjalf - 29.03.2010 at 04:59  
Rating: 7 Where are all these "killer" songs people keep referring to?
Windrider - 19.05.2010 at 21:20  
Rating: 8 Great album, but it is rather Black Folk than Extreme Folk!
Grody2themax - 06.12.2010 at 06:20  
Rating: 9 I was really feeling this album. Every song on the album is really solid. Definitely enjoy listening to this album full way through or especially on some road through the forest at night!
CrippledReverend - 28.12.2010 at 17:56  
Rating: 9 Musicianship: 9
Vocal: 8
Atmosphere: 9
Melody: 9
Originality: 9
Production: 10
CD Covers: 8

Best Songs:
02. Solsagan
06. Tiden Utan Tid
09. Under Bergets Rot
12. Under Dvargens Fot [bonus]
Vikcen - 02.03.2011 at 13:31  
Rating: 8
Written by CrippledReverend on 28.12.2010 at 17:56


Best Songs:
02. Solsagan
06. Tiden Utan Tid
09. Under Bergets Rot
12. Under Dvargens Fot [bonus]


Agree, but you miss this song "Dråp", this one is fantastic. I'm sure that you have a very good A.I. to get an answer from you about your opinion =) .
Caligo - 02.09.2011 at 21:38  
  Great album!
Aebsi - 18.11.2011 at 01:57  
Rating: 10 Man I fell in love with this piece of art instantly!! Without a doubt Finntroll at their best!!
musicalkaratekid - 06.01.2012 at 01:57  
Rating: 9 A very enjoyable album by finntroll...i had the pleasure of seeing them live at bloodstock:))
ThunderAxe1989 - 28.10.2012 at 03:44  
Rating: 8 It took me quite a while to get used to the current vocalist, but once I did, I fell right back in love with Finntroll. This album is so fun and so enjoyable
Array - 17.10.2013 at 18:52  
Rating: 9 I nowadays like it a lot more than I liked it when it was released. That's somehow strange to me, doesn't happen that often. Percussions, drums and all the stuff happening behind the 'first layer' are the best things on this record really. Anyway, if I remember correctly there's an old Emperor (Wrath of the Tyrant -era) riff in the fifth track. It fits so well that I don't care.
Sword_Chant - 11.04.2014 at 22:31  
Rating: 8 Best song on the album is Under Bergets Rot by a long way. Album doesn't flow as well as the other Finntroll releases imo... but listenable none the less. 8/10

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