Finntroll - Nifelvind

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Release date: 17 February 2010
Style: Extreme folk metal


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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]

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
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.

published 25.02.2010 | Comments (30)

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19.05.2010 - 21:20
Rating: 8
Great album, but it is rather Black Folk than Extreme Folk!
06.12.2010 - 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!
28.12.2010 - 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]
02.03.2011 - 13:31
Rating: 8
Written by Kropy 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 =) .
02.09.2011 - 21:38
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Great album!
18.11.2011 - 01:57
Rating: 10
Man I fell in love with this piece of art instantly!! Without a doubt Finntroll at their best!!
Just be Yourself
06.01.2012 - 01:57
Rating: 8
A very enjoyable album by finntroll...i had the pleasure of seeing them live at bloodstock:))
28.10.2012 - 03:44
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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
11.04.2014 - 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
22.05.2014 - 19:14
Rating: 9
Nifelvind is Finntroll's best album since Jaktens Tid
16.06.2015 - 19:57
Rating: 10
One of the best folk metal albums ever!
18.04.2017 - 18:05
Rating: 8
I Think my problem with this album is that it was too dark. I really like some of these songs a lot more when I mix them in with other Finntroll songs. But overall I feel either this or Midnattens Widunder are my least favorite finntroll albums. Since MW was their first album I have to say this is worse though it's still a really good album I still appreciate the songs just not as much as the previous albums.

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