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Release date: 6 April 2011
Style: Extreme folk metal


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Chapter I: The Dream
01. Intro
02. Unconquerable
03. In Silence

Chapter II: A Path For Truth
04. A Free Man's Path
05. Burning Within

Chapter III: Remembrance
06. Withering Past
07. Cycle Of Flame
08. Ragnarök

Chapter IV: The Ravages Of An End
09. Retribution
10. Breathe Fire To The Sun

Lyrics (10)

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Choirs by Joona Björkroth, Janne Björkroth, Markus Toivonen, Lari Takala & Lauri Hongisto
Flute & Clarinet on track 4 by Jussi-Pekka Björkroth & Eerik Hippi
Additional vocals on track 2 by Elmer Gullichsen

All orchestral arrangements and programming by Janne Björkroth
Concepts, chapter introductions, poems and texts by Jarkko Niemi
Arrangements by Brymir

Recorded, engineered and mixed at Rockstar Productions -studio by Lauri Takala
Mastered at Finnvox-Studios by Mika Jussila

Cover artwork by Kris Verwimp, photos by Terhi Ylimäinen
Logo designs by Christophe Szpajdel & Kris Verwimp
Layout by Janne Peltonen

Spinefarm Records

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Angel_Lament Top Folkish/Neofolk/Folkrock Albums  | #50
SceneryOfLoss 2011 - Best To Worst  | #46
Susan 2011 Suggestions For The Eclectic Metalhead  | #34
Starchild Top Albums Of 2011  | #28
R'Vannith R'Vannith's Top 50: 2011  | #33
qlacs This Year's Amusements (Top 2011)  | #29
Angel_Lament 2011: Most & Least Fav  | #33
musclassia 2010-2014: Top 100 Albums (WIP)  | #104
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psykometal - 06.08.2011 at 21:01  
  Fantastic album. A must have for all folk fans especially if you like Ensiferum, Tyr and Turisas...
Wes - 09.08.2011 at 22:08  
Rating: 9 Better than new Ensiferum in my opinion. Same genre for sure.
qlacs - 10.08.2011 at 12:45  
Rating: 8 Great album, though it's just too much Ensiferum imitation for me.
R'Vannith - 12.08.2011 at 10:08  
Rating: 9 Now this is a refreshing album, wouldn't say its derivative of Ensiferum at all. In fact I'd take this over Ensiferum any time.
SMAX - 27.08.2011 at 08:36  
Rating: 10 Was looking around for a while for some fucking awesome folk metal similar to Ensiferum and I found it, this album is amazing and a much have for any metalhead.
Garth Vader - 28.08.2011 at 09:13  
Rating: 9 Innovative, forward looking yet contemporary. Similarities to Ensiferum are definitely there, but a little more symphonic. I really enjoy the video for Retribution. Nicely done, Brymir!
Baz Anderson - 02.09.2011 at 16:58  
  Well, after all the Ensiferum references I was a little disappointed... but I'll give it another go later.
Death - 27.09.2011 at 00:39  
Rating: 9 Very good album. One of my recent favorites!
patrickmetal12 - 11.10.2011 at 08:33  
Rating: 10 For me, the best this year
and the best ive heard in a looooooooooong time \,,/
Fredd - 25.12.2011 at 20:25  
Written by R'Vannith on 12.08.2011 at 10:08

Now this is a refreshing album, wouldn't say its derivative of Ensiferum at all. In fact I'd take this over Ensiferum any time.

me too
Susan - 05.01.2012 at 23:55  
Rating: 8 Can't believe this is a debut. Sweeeeeeeeeet.
Skøllgrim - 10.01.2012 at 23:20  
  I know their former drummer, really great guy. Wanted to do his own shit tho'
These guys are pretty much copy cats from the sound laid down by Ensiferum, they started out as a Ensiferum cover band after all.
Bugman - 17.02.2012 at 15:07  
Rating: 8 Quite a nice album actually if you're into the whole "northern" metal scene. Has moments reminding heavily of Ensiferum and the likes.
Draugen - 24.02.2012 at 12:45  
Rating: 7 Fuck originality!

Seriously though, despite the obvious comparisons to Ensiferum and Turisas, I still think that Brymir manages to make thier own little twist to the subgenre. I especially like the more symphonic approach and the catchiness which made me headbang franticly at more than one occasion.
ThunderAxe1989 - 02.06.2012 at 06:03  
  One of the best debut albums I've ever heard! I'm loving the orchestrations, they make the music sound so epic!
Yavanna - 09.07.2012 at 22:15  
Rating: 10 I loooooove this album
Ellrohir - 20.08.2012 at 21:53  
  Definitely a brilliant debut album...found them randomly through the song "Ragnarök"
PickOfDestiny89 - 21.09.2012 at 07:23  
  After reading all the comments about Ensiferum I was really hoping not to hear these orchestrations :p I really can't get into the whole orchestra thing! I was expecting something like Falchion. Oh well the search continues
nille - 26.01.2013 at 22:16  
  It was a good album ......
Very good composition ....
Stunning Cactus - 19.08.2013 at 02:33  
  Some great music here. I feel as though the mixing isn't just right, which maybe it's just me, but I listened through some really nice headphones.

I enjoy the writing and the performance. I'd adore a sophomore album!

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