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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

Reviews (2)
Lyrics (7)


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
Loathera

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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Uller - 11.07.2010 at 06:27  
Rating: 9 I was waiting for this!!! One of the best news of the year
Elio - 11.07.2010 at 10:19  
Rating: 9 Oh my gooooood just can't wait!!
Stibo - 11.07.2010 at 11:49  
Rating: 10 AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! NICE!
Carl Berg - 11.07.2010 at 16:28  
Rating: 10 At last! This is the greates news I've heard this week!
amarchand - 12.07.2010 at 01:53  
Rating: 10 Um... sauce?
Uller - 12.07.2010 at 04:06  
Rating: 9
Written by amarchand on 12.07.2010 at 01:53

Um... sauce?

With onions
Irinel - 13.07.2010 at 16:14  
Rating: 10 Moonsorrow, my love, finally a new album
Sovereign87 - 15.07.2010 at 01:14  
  Yeah source please ?
Lovecraft - 11.10.2010 at 15:38  
  I want this album so badly.
Ellrohir - 11.10.2010 at 17:10  
  Well February 2011 is there within moments...the days run so fast...
Lovecraft - 13.10.2010 at 15:07  
 
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...
Ellrohir - 13.10.2010 at 21:53  
  Four
MétalNoir - 11.01.2011 at 01:18  
Rating: 7 Yay at least an album with less-than-30-minute-long-tracks, just as they used to play back in days
MetalSpider - 11.01.2011 at 05:29  
Rating: 10 I seriously cannot wait for this!

I heard the song Huuto and Im just extremely fucking excited! Its such an epic song!
Vombatus - 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 !!!
Luneth - 23.01.2011 at 17:50  
Rating: 9 Suppose I should get this, my first proper Moonsorrow album.
MetalSpider - 24.01.2011 at 06:27  
Rating: 10
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.
Vombatus - 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
MetalSpider - 25.01.2011 at 03:40  
Rating: 10
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!!!!
Red_Travis - 21.02.2011 at 03:50  
Rating: 10
3rdWorldFuckFace - 21.02.2011 at 08:41  
  Best folk metal album of 2011!
virtual-x - 21.02.2011 at 16:04  
Rating: 7 Huuto! Huuto!
MetalSpider - 21.02.2011 at 21:11  
Rating: 10 Definitely the best folk metal album of 2011! And simply a masterpiece in general!!!
3rdWorldFuckFace - 22.02.2011 at 11:47  
  This is how epic 2011 is going to be!!!
Irinel - 22.02.2011 at 13:25  
Rating: 10 I don't have words for this beautiful album !
FeskarN - 22.02.2011 at 13:48  
Rating: 9 I need to get this album. Just because of the positive comments & the high rating here
Chainer - 22.02.2011 at 18:26  
  No US release date, what a crock of shit
Obaida - 23.02.2011 at 00:07  
Rating: 10 This album is one song called "a new experience of life"
I really love it though I expected more keyboarding ..
it's really awesome !
wormdrink414 - 23.02.2011 at 03:07  
Rating: 7
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.
Chainer - 23.02.2011 at 04:34  
 
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.
Chainer - 23.02.2011 at 04:35  
 
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.
wormdrink414 - 23.02.2011 at 05:19  
Rating: 7
Written by Chainer on 23.02.2011 at 04:35

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.


My point is that, if you want to listen to it, you can find it on youtube.
3dd - 23.02.2011 at 14:10  
Rating: 9 Great and solid album, 'Huuto' is the best song, imo.
Ellrohir - 23.02.2011 at 14:27  
  I listened to it yesterday, but i really need to pay more attention to it, if i want to really enjoy it (and i do want )
calebSA - 23.02.2011 at 23:10  
Rating: 8 I take my hat off to VKKM
Ag Fox - 25.02.2011 at 02:23  
Rating: 7 Am I the only one not finding this even "very good"? Don't get me wrong, I don't hate this band at all, because I still have very positive memories of "Tulimyrsky"...
Dragzad - 26.02.2011 at 14:30  
Rating: 7 This album is really not that good when compared to past albums.Huuto and Kuolleiden Maa are very good songs but the others are just mediocre.Moonsorrow have proven that they can do better than this.
Elio - 27.02.2011 at 13:56  
Rating: 9 This guys know no wrong. Huuto is the best song of this year.
FeskarN - 27.02.2011 at 17:41  
Rating: 9
Written by Elio on 27.02.2011 at 13:56

This guys know no wrong. Huuto is the best song of this year.

Agree! Huuto is so epic!
Destructo - 01.03.2011 at 14:01  
Rating: 9 I wasn't necessarily waiting for an album by Moonsorrow. But I wanted a 2011 release that will blow my socks off !!! And yes it is here, and it is THIS ONE !!! Moonsorrow have created an absolute epic.
Nocturno-Inculto - 02.03.2011 at 01:57  
  ¿Alguien sabe si ya se puede conseguir en México? / Does anybody knows if this album can already be bought? I have been waiting so long for this.
Blasphemer1992 - 02.03.2011 at 20:11  
  I don't know what to say, just outstanding masterpiece
Krankheit - 05.03.2011 at 12:22  
 
Written by FeskarN on 27.02.2011 at 17:41

Written by Elio on 27.02.2011 at 13:56

This guys know no wrong. Huuto is the best song of this year.

Agree! Huuto is so epic!


Totally agree with both. Huuto is among one of the best songs from Moonsorrow.
DirkLizzard - 05.03.2011 at 20:51  
Rating: 8
Written by Ag Fox on 25.02.2011 at 02:23

Am I the only one not finding this even "very good"?


No you're not. imo the album is good, nothing more, nothing less. Although I have to say the atmosphere of a post-apocalyptic world is well created, the album is becomes a bit tedious after a couple of listens.
MechanisT - 06.03.2011 at 19:58  
  9.2 after 122 votes? Definitely an impressive album, but ever-so-slightly overrated, methinks...
Luneth - 06.03.2011 at 20:44  
Rating: 9
Written by MechanisT on 06.03.2011 at 19:58

9.2 after 122 votes? Definitely an impressive album, but ever-so-slightly overrated, methinks...


Agreed, it's a brilliant album, but its nowhere near THAT good.
MechanisT - 06.03.2011 at 20:50  
 
Written by Luneth on 06.03.2011 at 20:44

Written by MechanisT on 06.03.2011 at 19:58

9.2 after 122 votes? Definitely an impressive album, but ever-so-slightly overrated, methinks...


Agreed, it's a brilliant album, but its nowhere near THAT good.


Definitely. This is in no way a landmark release that's going to stand the test of time, but what it is, though, is an excellent album out-and-out, and that cannot be disputed. Personally, this is my second-most favourite Moonsorrow album, after the majestic Kivenkantaja...
Gurth Bennas - 11.03.2011 at 08:50  
Rating: 5 It's more like black metal than viking metal! some melodies are good but it's not an interesting album as I thought!
Vonpire - 11.03.2011 at 21:47  
Rating: 9 Very Very good!
Paradox0 - 17.03.2011 at 19:44  
Rating: 8 Yes surprisingly good and a bit different from their usual work (or so I feel). It seems a bit more simple so to say and the extra instruymentations seem to actually add to the songs rather than embelish them. The songs in their simplicity too also convey a bit more emotion than usual, with both the vocal and singing department. Lastly this is one fucking epic album.

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