Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto



8.2 | 124 votes |
Release date: 9 May 2014
Style: Folk metal, Power metal

Owners:

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16 want it


01. The Manifesto
02. King Of The Elves
03. Elvenlegions
04. The Druid Ritual Of Oak
05. Moonbeam Stone Circle
06. The Solitaire
07. Towards The Shores
08. Pagan Revolution
09. Grandier's Funeral Pyre
10. Twilight Of Magic
11. Black Roses For The Wicked One
12. Witches Gather
13. Amethyst [limited edition bonus]
14. Cyfarwydd [limited edition bonus]

Line-up
Davide Moras - vocals
Fabio "Lethien" Polo - violin
Raffaello "Rafahel" Indri - guitars
Aydan - guitars
Simone "Symohn" Morettin - drums
Alessandro Jacobi - bass

Session musicians
Gabriele Gozzi - backing vocals
Giordana Gisamano - backing vocals

Guest musicians
Amanda Somerville - vocals
Isabella Elisabetta Tuni - vocals
Antonio Agate - keyboards
Maurizio Cardullo - bagpipes, tin whistles, low whistles
Marco Sandron - backing vocals

Additional info
Recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Simone Mularoni at Domination Studios, San Marino.
Produced by Simone Mularoni, Aydan and Damna.
Cover art and photography by Francesco Sogaro, Valeria Battain at Marco Sandron at Machine Room Design.

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
8.0
For fans of Elvenking's early days, what's written in The Pagan Manifesto is guaranteed to bring back some fond memories, as much as create new ones. Their latest album is a welcome return to their roots whilst offering something entirely fresh and promising.

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published 09.06.2014 | Comments (4)

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05.03.2014 - 16:57
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Will return the Heathenreel feel? I hope so!
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09.05.2014 - 09:52
annodomini
Wow, a stunning come back! I loved "Era" a lot, probably most of all Elvenking discography, but may do even better.
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there is nothing left to die for...
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09.05.2014 - 18:36
Rating: 9
Sentenced Odiin
gothic.moorion@gmail.com
Lots of folk and fantasy stuff over here! The Heathenreel/Wyrd tune is back!
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Life has given me much, maybe taken more...
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09.05.2014 - 20:15
Sinfonia
I loooooooove it !
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When there is a voice recalling, when a whisper is resounding
When a feather's grazing you again, you start traveling with your mind.
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14.05.2014 - 00:06
Rating: 9
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Does anyone have the REAL lyrics for "Elvenlegions"?
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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15.05.2014 - 01:28
Rating: 6
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Some songs are pretty good, others aren't, most are just okay. To me it's an 'almost' album, meaning there are a lot of really great specific sections of songs and some solid ideas but the overall songwriting and album direction just isn't focused and polished enough to truly harness their sound.
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pewpew.. gotcha
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15.05.2014 - 07:49
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Well, surely their best album since The Winter Wake (my personal favorite from them). So much true folkish feeling, more than the two previous albums (Red Silent Tides and Era, nice albums IMHO)

EDIT: and YES! The Heathenreel feel is back! Another great comeback album (along with SA & Edguy).
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15.05.2014 - 12:58
Rating: 7
raveneffect
I don't get the Heanthereel feel being back. I was a huge fan of Elvenking in the Heathenreel and Wyrd days and I find nothing simillar from these to those albums. Its not bad but the style seems so different.
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18.05.2014 - 00:18
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
Written by MétalNoir on 14.05.2014 at 00:06

Does anyone have the REAL lyrics for "Elvenlegions"?


Just gimme a moments and I'll get the lyrics for the whole album posted

EDIT: Lyrics accepted
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21.05.2014 - 03:41
Rating: 9
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Written by mikeprado30 on 18.05.2014 at 00:18

Written by MétalNoir on 14.05.2014 at 00:06

Does anyone have the REAL lyrics for "Elvenlegions"?


Just gimme a moments and I'll get the lyrics for the whole album posted

EDIT: Lyrics accepted

Thanks!
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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26.05.2014 - 19:13
Rating: 9
R Lewis
That Useless Guy
They did it again. Oh, I love these guys.
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We could be so much more than we are. Stop.
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12.09.2014 - 00:48
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
The album Elvenking should have made after "The Winter Wake" in my opinion. It features everything that made the band's first three albums so unique whilst still retaining a melodic yet epic atmosphere, helped to become more relevant by intricate folk musicianship. My personal highlights are the amazing "King of the Elves" and "Twilight of Magic", though near enough every song on here is just as good in their own particular way.
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07.02.2015 - 04:46
Rating: 10
nicaZe
Savatage
Can't stop listening this album
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02.08.2015 - 17:48
Rating: 9
Vikcen
Metálico
When i started to listen the album with the first song King Of The Elves i said: wow! what great song, until the point of thinking that the rest of the album was not at this level. But fortunately it was a grower, and i love songs like Elvenlegions, Moonbeam Stone Circle, Towards The Shores, Twilight Of Magic, etc, definitely quite solid.
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13.11.2015 - 23:11
Rating: 10
Zykloncrawaxx
For the record, I probably have listened to this album 200 times and I'm not bored yet.
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