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Release date: 1999
Style: Extreme folk metal


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01. Intro
02. Svartberg
03. Rivfader
04. Vätteanda
05. Bastuvisan
06. Blodnatt
07. Midnattens Widunder
08. Segersång
09. Svampfest

Lyrics (9)

Jan "Katla" Jämsen - vocals
Henri Urponpoika "Trollhorn" Sorvali - guitars, keyboards
Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta - guitars
Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa - guitars
Samu "Beast Dominator" Ruotsalainen - drums
Sami "Tundra" Uusitalo - bass

Guest musicians
Tapio Wilska - clean vocals on "Vätteanda" and "Midnattens Widunder"
Mistress Helga - accordion on "Midnattens Widunder"

Additional info
Recorded and mixed 6th-17th September 1999 at Wallstone Studios by Tuomo Valtonen.
Mastered at Finnvox by Mika Jussila.

Staff review by

I guess this is the weirdest band I've heard in a long time, I thought Finntroll was a Black Metal band but after hearing Midnattens I really do not know which genre they are, a mixture of Black, Folk, even a slight spice of gothic Metal, and some other elements I can't describe.

The album in execution (instruments) is quite average if you ask me, nothing really complex or outstanding, but that's only when you pay attention to just one instrument, the thing is that when you hear everything together sounds impressive, that is what makes Finntroll a different band actually, a lot of simple riffs combined with nice keyboards, which by the way is the most important instrument in this album (the keyboards pack Midnattens with all kind of atmospheres and incredible feelings), the bass-lines are not awesome or anything (in fact there are few songs where you can actually "hear" the bass-lines) and the drumming is ok, so when I say that what matters is the instruments combined I mean it.

published 21.01.2005 | Comments (2)

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NocturnalStalker - 17.01.2013 at 16:41  
Rating: 9 After listening to this album I fell in love with Finntroll's music so it holds a special meaning for me, even if I like their second album more. Crazy humppa metal!
NorthernDickhead - 19.10.2013 at 20:07  
Rating: 8 Vocals are awesome!
Immortal - 13.11.2013 at 14:42  
  Album ID = 666
FinnRommi - 22.05.2014 at 19:22  
Rating: 10 Old but still gold

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