Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes


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Release date: 24 August 2012
Style: Extreme folk metal

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Disc I
01. Symbols
02. In My Sword I Trust
03. Unsung Heroes
04. Burning Leaves
05. Celestial Bond
06. Retribution Shall Be Mine
07. Star Queen (Celestial Bond Part II)
08. Pohjola
09. Last Breath
10. Passion, Proof, Power
11. Bamboleo [Gipsy Kings cover] [deluxe edition bonus]

Disc II [DVD] [deluxe edition bonus]
+ From Symbols To Passion: The Making Of Unsung Heroes
+ Studio Diary: Week 1-7

The biggest letdown of 2012

Line-up
Emmi Silvennoinen - keyboards
Petri Lindroos - guitars, vocals
Markus Toivonen - guitars, backing vocals
Janne Parviainen - drums
Sami Hinkka - bass, backing vocals

Guest musicians
Volkmar Weber - vocals
Ulla Bürger - vocals
Adrian "Ady" Vogel - vocals
Laura Dziadulewicz - vocals
Daniel Täumel - vocals
Kasper Mårtenson - synthesizers
Vesa-Matti Loiri - speech
Lassi Lógren - keyed fiddle
Timo Väänänen - kantele
Pasi Puolakka - flute, recorder

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
5.0
It looks like Ensiferum, it sounds like Ensiferum, but is this actually Ensiferum?

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published 27.08.2012 | Comments (64)

Guest review by
bloodyrenn
Rating:
8.5
I, like most Ensiferum fans, was rather disappointed upon initially hearing the band's 2012 effort Unsung Heroes. The album's pacing was much slower than the much-heralded From Afar, the atmosphere rather mellow in comparison to their other works and the sense of composition more subdued and subtle. As most metal listeners know, the first few listens of an album can be deceiving; I mean, after all, how many of us truly wrapped our heads around Opeth's Blackwater Park the first time we listened to it? I don't mind spending some time with the albums I have at my disposal and giving Unsung Heroes a number of listens has proven to be one of the greatest rewards this habit has given me as of late. Unsung Heroes is, for all intents and purposes, quite unsung (no pun intended, of course).

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published 09.08.2013 | Comments (6)

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09.03.2012 - 22:56
Rating: 7
kaspair
December? I would at least expect a summer/early autumn release because they are recording right now. Hope it will be sooner!
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09.05.2012 - 03:03
iamnotananimal
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Their 2012 European tour is called "Bearer of the Sword". Possible album title?
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10.05.2012 - 09:08
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion
Lol, recheck what the band's name means.
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13.05.2012 - 13:23
Rating: 5
FeskarN
I'm so looking forward to this. I have no clue how it will sound this time though, Sami mention in a interview that there will be some orchestration like they had on "From Afar".
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18.05.2012 - 00:31
Rating: 7
JÄY
Metal slave
Written by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk on 10.05.2012 at 09:08

Lol, recheck what the band's name means.

I like this
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08.06.2012 - 22:08
Rating: 10
Hero In A Dream
Patiently waiting...................still waiting.....COME ON!!!!!!
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09.06.2012 - 22:44
Rating: 6
FreddeSwede
Not the best sound but a full new song live from some third world country (Poland). Song is called Burning Leaves.

Video can be viewed below. Personally I really like this song. Can't wait to hear the album.
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09.06.2012 - 22:45
Rating: 6
FreddeSwede
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10.06.2012 - 14:41
Rating: 5
FeskarN
Sounds really good. Looking forward to the album
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11.06.2012 - 02:28
Rulatore
Sounds very good, cant wait anymore =(
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26.06.2012 - 17:33
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
Written by FreddeSwede on 09.06.2012 at 22:44

some third world country (Poland).



OT: I saw them play a new song live last Friday and it was pretty much what I'd expect from Ensiferum. The solo kicked ass though.
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26.06.2012 - 17:36
Rating: 6
Warman
Erotic Stains
High expectations considering I thought "From Afar" was their best effort to date.
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29.06.2012 - 03:06
Baz Anderson
I got this from the label today and have listened to it almost twice. I am not impressed at all.
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29.06.2012 - 04:12
Rulatore
Written by Baz Anderson on 29.06.2012 at 03:06

I got this from the label today and have listened to it almost twice. I am not impressed at all.

Damn you ! Hope it isnt your cup of tea
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29.06.2012 - 13:03
Rating: 5
FeskarN
Written by Baz Anderson on 29.06.2012 at 03:06

I got this from the label today and have listened to it almost twice. I am not impressed at all.

Just talked with a journalist, had she wasn't impressed either. It sounded like this might be their worst album.. Let's hope I won't be dissapointed. :/
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29.06.2012 - 15:34
Baz Anderson
Well I'm telling you now, it is disappointing. It has no pace, nothing catchy... at times I wondered if it was the same band.
Still, I will give it plenty more listens and give a fair review when the time is right.
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29.06.2012 - 15:40
Rating: 6
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by Baz Anderson on 29.06.2012 at 15:34

Well I'm telling you now, it is disappointing. It has no pace, nothing catchy... at times I wondered if it was the same band.

Well, thanks for making me interested
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09.07.2012 - 23:15
Rating: 5
FeskarN
Burning Leaves studio version. I'm starting to like this song afterall

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10.07.2012 - 22:53
Rating: 8
Vikcen
Metálico
Written by FeskarN on 09.07.2012 at 23:15

Burning Leaves studio version. I'm starting to like this song afterall




Very good, i like it .
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17.07.2012 - 20:00
Rating: 6
FreddeSwede
Below: Making of the new video for the song "In My Sword I Trust". They play a loop of the actual song, so you get a nice chunk from it. Good or bad? I think it sounds awesome.

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18.07.2012 - 00:19
Rating: 7
kaspair
Written by FreddeSwede on 17.07.2012 at 20:00

Below: Making of the new video for the song "In My Sword I Trust". They play a loop of the actual song, so you get a nice chunk from it. Good or bad? I think it sounds awesome.


I think it sounds fantastic.
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18.07.2012 - 00:21
Rating: 5
FeskarN
Sounds amazing. Far more better than "Burning Leaves"
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02.08.2012 - 04:03
BlueMobius
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The viking looks like he's standing too close to an Oblivion gate.
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13.08.2012 - 17:36
basquetal
I really have very good expectations about this album.
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24.08.2012 - 11:33
Rating: 6
Risto
Wandering Midget
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24.08.2012 - 11:33
|pyro|
It has leaked on the torrent sites.
Song Last Breath sound really strange :S, anybody else thinks the same.
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24.08.2012 - 11:37
Rating: 6
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by |pyro| on 24.08.2012 at 11:33

It has leaked on the torrent sited.

Not really a leak, the Finnish release was today
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24.08.2012 - 12:05
|pyro|
Written by Risto on 24.08.2012 at 11:37

Written by |pyro| on 24.08.2012 at 11:33

It has leaked on the torrent sited.

Not really a leak, the Finnish release was today


I was asking about the song.
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24.08.2012 - 12:08
Rating: 6
Risto
Wandering Midget
Written by |pyro| on 24.08.2012 at 12:05

I was asking about the song.

Nothing weird about the song itself, it's just the singing performance isn't very good. Unless you mean the 17-minute closer which is pure prog so far, I'm 7 minutes in
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24.08.2012 - 12:39
Rating: 7
kaspair
I had expected more. Though this is my first listen; it probably takes more time to actually like this album.
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