Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa


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Release date: 21 February 2011
Style: Viking folk metal

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01. Tähdetön
02. Hävitetty
03. Muinaiset
04. Nälkä, Väsymys Ja Epätoivo
05. Huuto
06. Kuolleille
07. Kuolleiden Maa

The Best Pagan / Viking / Folk Metal Album Of 2011

Additional info
Translations:

01. Starless
02. Ravaged
03. The Ancient Ones
04. Hunger, Weariness And Despair
05. The Scream
06. To The Dead
07. The Land Of The Dead

Release dates:
February 21: UK
February 23: Finland
February 25: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
February 28: Rest of Europe

Ville Sorvali - lead & backing vocals, bass, fretless bass
Henri Sorvali - lead & rhythm guitars, keyboards, 6-stringed acoustic guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, accordion, mouth harp, recorder, backing vocals
Marko Tarvonen - drums, percussions, 12-stringed acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Mitja Harvilahti - lead & rhythm guitars, slide guitar, saw, autoharp, backing vocals
Markus Eurén - keyboards, backing vocals

The Valhalla Choral Ensemble:
Markus Eurén, Mitja Harvilahti, Janne Perttilä, Henri Sorvali, Ville Sorvali, Marko Tarvonen, Jakke Viitala & Olli Vänskä

Marching Band Of The Post-Apocalyptic Army:
Mitja Harvilahti, Teemu Suominen, Ville Sorvali & Marko Tarvonen

Additional Backing Vocals:
Riku Katainen, Mathias Lillmåns, Jules Näveri, Knut Sorvali & Jukka Varmo

Violin played by Olli Vänskä

Music by Henri Sorvali, except #7 by Henri Sorvali, Marko Tarvonen & Ville Sorvali
Lyrics by Ville Sorvali, except #5 by Ville Sorvali & Marko Tarvonen
Translations by Kasper Mårtenson
Recorded at Finnvox Studios / Sonic Pump Studios & on Jive Mobile by Jukka Varmo
Mixed at Tico Tico Studio by Henri Sorvali & Ahti "Kaffemeister" Kortelainen
Mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila
Lead vocals produced by Jules Näveri
Photography by Juha Helminen, layout by Mikko Virtanen

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor
Rating:
9.0
The wait is finally over. Finland's premier band Moonsorrow released their latest album in early 2011. And like a ton of bricks hitting you in the gut, the sharply-named Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa is most likely going to take your breath away. In line with its precursors, this album features epic compositions of pure Viking Folk Metal. Where the album differs is mostly in the mood. This time around the atmosphere is darker, more insidiously poignant, and overall heavier - as in more oppressive - than it has ever been. The gloomier tone of the album doesn't strip away much of the trademark Moonsorrow spirit though. In doing so, it remains true to the core while still offering something previously uncharted by the band; namely a nice little trip to the blackened death territories.

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published 25.03.2011 | Comments (32)

Guest review by
Svneatr
Rating:
8.8
This album is dense. Really dense. So dense, in fact, you could cut the sound waves with a knife. Or a Viking axe, whatever you'd prefer.

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published 27.09.2012 | Comments (2)

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11.07.2010 - 06:27
Rating: 9
Uller
I was waiting for this!!! One of the best news of the year
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11.07.2010 - 10:19
Rating: 9
Elio
Red Nightmare
Oh my gooooood just can't wait!!
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IntoPlighT said: "Slipknot is 15 years old how the fuck is that Nu metal?"

BEST. QUOTE. EVER.
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11.07.2010 - 11:49
Rating: 10
Stibo
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! NICE!
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11.07.2010 - 16:28
Rating: 10
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
At last! This is the greates news I've heard this week!
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12.07.2010 - 01:53
Rating: 10
amarchand
Um... sauce?
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12.07.2010 - 04:06
Rating: 9
Uller
Written by amarchand on 12.07.2010 at 01:53

Um... sauce?

With onions
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13.07.2010 - 16:14
Irinel
Moonsorrow, my love, finally a new album
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15.07.2010 - 01:14
Sovereign87
Yeah source please ?
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11.10.2010 - 15:38
Lovecraft
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I want this album so badly.
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11.10.2010 - 17:10
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Well February 2011 is there within moments...the days run so fast...
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So behold the flight of the sapphire dragon
soaring through the skies once again


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13.10.2010 - 15:07
Lovecraft
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Written by Ellrohir on 11.10.2010 at 17:10

Well February 2011 is there within moments...the days run so fast...


Yes, it's not that far. In fact, it is very close. Only how many more months...
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13.10.2010 - 21:53
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Four
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11.01.2011 - 01:18
Rating: 7
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Yay at least an album with less-than-30-minute-long-tracks, just as they used to play back in days
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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11.01.2011 - 05:29
Rating: 10
MetalSpider
I seriously cannot wait for this!

I heard the song Huuto and Im just extremely fucking excited! Its such an epic song!
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16.01.2011 - 01:46
Vombatus
Potorro
According to MA it's gonna be 1h30 long with a 30 minute song... if this is true, it's going to be sooo epic and maybe... triple vinyl ? WOOT !!!
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23.01.2011 - 17:50
Rating: 9
Luneth
Suppose I should get this, my first proper Moonsorrow album.
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Evil? I am not Malevolent, I simply am!
Apocalypse, X-Men
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24.01.2011 - 06:27
Rating: 10
MetalSpider
Written by Vombatus on 16.01.2011 at 01:46

According to MA it's gonna be 1h30 long with a 30 minute song... if this is true, it's going to be sooo epic and maybe... triple vinyl ? WOOT !!!


There is actually no 30 minute song. There was a bit of confusion because the 2nd track Hävitetty was thought to be 30 minutes long but its actually less than 3 minutes...its an interlude or something like that. But there is no 30 minute song on the album. And the whole album is apparently just over an hour.
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25.01.2011 - 02:08
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by MetalSpider on 24.01.2011 at 06:27

Written by Vombatus on 16.01.2011 at 01:46

According to MA it's gonna be 1h30 long with a 30 minute song... if this is true, it's going to be sooo epic and maybe... triple vinyl ? WOOT !!!


There is actually no 30 minute song. There was a bit of confusion because the 2nd track Hävitetty was thought to be 30 minutes long but its actually less than 3 minutes...its an interlude or something like that. But there is no 30 minute song on the album. And the whole album is apparently just over an hour.


Awwww... me sads now

ps: thanks for info, MA got it all wrong hahaha
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25.01.2011 - 03:40
Rating: 10
MetalSpider
Written by Vombatus on 25.01.2011 at 02:08

Written by MetalSpider on 24.01.2011 at 06:27

Written by Vombatus on 16.01.2011 at 01:46

According to MA it's gonna be 1h30 long with a 30 minute song... if this is true, it's going to be sooo epic and maybe... triple vinyl ? WOOT !!!


There is actually no 30 minute song. There was a bit of confusion because the 2nd track Hävitetty was thought to be 30 minutes long but its actually less than 3 minutes...its an interlude or something like that. But there is no 30 minute song on the album. And the whole album is apparently just over an hour.


Awwww... me sads now

ps: thanks for info, MA got it all wrong hahaha


lol no problem! I was hoping for another 30 minute epic too...but either way this album will kick some ass!!!!
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21.02.2011 - 03:50
Rating: 10
Red_Travis
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21.02.2011 - 08:41
3rdWorldFuckFace
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Best folk metal album of 2011!
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21.02.2011 - 16:04
Rating: 7
virtual-x
Huuto! Huuto!
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21.02.2011 - 21:11
Rating: 10
MetalSpider
Definitely the best folk metal album of 2011! And simply a masterpiece in general!!!
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22.02.2011 - 11:47
3rdWorldFuckFace
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This is how epic 2011 is going to be!!!
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22.02.2011 - 13:25
Irinel
I don't have words for this beautiful album !
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22.02.2011 - 13:48
Rating: 9
FeskarN
I need to get this album. Just because of the positive comments & the high rating here
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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22.02.2011 - 18:26
Chainer
Witch Hunter Gen
No US release date, what a crock of shit
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Written by Dangerboner on 02.11.2009 at 08:11

Everything he doesn't like is metalcore. Britney Spears, Elton John, Michael Moore, and green beans are also metalcore, in case you guys didn't know.
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23.02.2011 - 00:07
Rating: 10
Obaida
This album is one song called "a new experience of life"
I really love it though I expected more keyboarding ..
it's really awesome !
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If a writer wrote merely for his time,
I would have to break my pen and throw it away ..
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23.02.2011 - 03:07
Rating: 7
wormdrink414
Written by Chainer on 22.02.2011 at 18:26

No US release date, what a crock of shit


Most of it is on youtube already.
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23.02.2011 - 04:34
Chainer
Witch Hunter Gen
Written by wormdrink414 on 23.02.2011 at 03:07

Written by Chainer on 22.02.2011 at 18:26

No US release date, what a crock of shit


Most of it is on youtube already.


whats your point? tracks being on youtube have no bearing as to why there has not been a US release date.
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Written by Dangerboner on 02.11.2009 at 08:11

Everything he doesn't like is metalcore. Britney Spears, Elton John, Michael Moore, and green beans are also metalcore, in case you guys didn't know.
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