Release date: 1 August 2014
Style: Celtic folk metal, Gothenburg metal


8.2 | 161 votes


143 have it
46 want it

01. Origins
02. The Nameless
03. From Darkness
04. Celtos
05. Virunus
06. Nothing
07. The Call Of The Mountains
08. Sucellos
09. Inception
10. Vianna
11. The Silver Sister
12. King
13. The Day Of Strife
14. Ogmios
15. Carry The Torch
16. Eternity

Top 20 albums of 2014: 18


Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann - vocals, mandola, whistles, uilleann pipes, bodhr&aa
Nicole Ansperger - fiddle, cello
Anna Murphy - hurdy gurdy, vocals
Rafael Salzmann - guitars
Ivo Henzi - guitars
Merlin Sutter - drums
Kay Brem - bass
Patrick "Päde" Kistler - bagpipes, whistles

Additional musicians:
Alexander "Sandy" Morton - narrations
Karen Bartke - narrations
Emily Clays - narrations
Fredy Schnyder - hammered dulcimer
Christine Lauterburg - jodel
Konrad Mevel - biniou kozh, pibgorn, additional whistles
Maria Körndorfer - violins
Christian Krebs - cello

Choir: Fabian Hey, Michael Müller, Samuel Stamm, David Horstmann, Severin Calouri, Sileno Püntener, Fabian Agner, Marc Betschart, Farhad Ahmadi, Raphael Knuser.

Childrens choir: Kinderchor Des Konservatoriums Winterthur conducted by Christoph Bachmann.

Additional info
Produced by Chrigel Glanzmann, Tommy Vetterli and Eluveitie

Staff review by

So here we are again, fellow folks. Eluveitie, kings of Celtic metal, are back with two new members and sixteen new songs. Hopefully no one expects something different than your usual folkish fiddle metal for this is exactly what you get here, once again. But seriously, those Swiss guys have always been great at what they do and especially after Ensiferum's last effort we all know that things can go wrong if you change too much. So now that we worked out our expectations, the rest is about distinguishing good and bad not-so-good songs while having a look at the overall sound on Origins.

published 17.07.2014 | Comments (8)

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Laneth - 15.05.2014 at 06:18  
Rating: 9 Oh boy. This band is quite the hit-or-miss. I really shouldn't get my hopes up, but I can't help it...
KrobMetal - 16.05.2014 at 03:07  
  Figh, this band is all hit.
SymphAlchemist - 26.05.2014 at 23:15  
  Can't wait for it!

Is that girl from Haggard going to sing on the new album or she'll be playing hurdy gurdy?

I'm gonna miss Anna terribly :S
Rasputin - 05.06.2014 at 21:52  
  I hope they figured out if they are a folk band or a hardcore band.
Wes - 17.06.2014 at 11:55  
Rating: 7 New song "king" is pretty awesome!
atrox - 01.08.2014 at 13:34  
Rating: 7 Sounds almost too "commercial".
Laneth - 02.08.2014 at 00:27  
Rating: 9
Written by Laneth on 15.05.2014 at 06:18

Oh boy. This band is quite the hit-or-miss. I really shouldn't get my hopes up, but I can't help it...

Well, looks like I had no need to be worried!
Wes - 02.08.2014 at 07:28  
Rating: 7 Enjoyable.
Pitwulf93 - 02.08.2014 at 15:40  
Rating: 9 Read the whole booklet this morning before going to work. Really interesting stuff as usual with Eluveitie. Going to feast my ears upon it now but I know they won't dissapoint.
Pitwulf93 - 02.08.2014 at 22:13  
Rating: 9 From Darkness has to be my favorite song of the album
Laneth - 03.08.2014 at 00:14  
Rating: 9
Written by Pitwulf93 on 02.08.2014 at 22:13

From Darkness has to be my favorite song of the album

Reaper_Redeamer - 04.08.2014 at 21:43  
Rating: 6
I am like the last boy you will see ^
Wes - 05.08.2014 at 18:25  
Rating: 7 I cannot stand "From Darkness" personally, it recycles one of the best melodies from an earlier track, though I can't recall which one it is. The chorus just bugs me in a way I can't describe. I'm a big fan of their other albums, somehow this one isn't doing it for me, but maybe I've just changed my tastes.

"The Silver Sister" and "Carry the Torch" are quite original for the band.
ManiacBlasphemer - 07.08.2014 at 12:25  
Rating: 7 Eluveitie needs to escape fast from the clutches of melodeath, and now I am serious. The only thing that makes this album good is the folk infusion, but the riffage is just as bland like in Helvetios. Once again they put out the same album...
Dark†SymphonY - 10.08.2014 at 22:14  
Rating: 7 Quite an enjoyable album, the folk parts really make up for everything, otherwise I would have voted lower.
FotisKanios - 14.08.2014 at 22:46  
Rating: 7 Good songs enjoyable record in general but i think that something is missing .
barnesy - 18.08.2014 at 06:45  
Rating: 9 Eluveitie really took me into the world of metal with Slania and Inis Mona. I've since gotten into more extreme forms of metal and, though I have everything they've done up to Origins, I was going to skip this one. Glad as fuck I didn't! This is my favorite Eluveitie album; their best work on the folk instruments. Good catchy driving tunes- not a big fan of their slowed-down stuff, but it's alright. Bravo!
AngelofDeth - 20.08.2014 at 07:15  
Rating: 8 There's nothing particularly wrong with the album but there's also nothing particularly game changing either. Nonetheless it's a solid album for Eluveitie fans, as the band takes their trademark sound/style and adds a slight twist and a sprinkle of maturity. Like a fine wine I think this album may get better in time but for now 8/10.
DreamingDesire - 26.08.2014 at 00:30  
Rating: 6 I've always found it hard to enjoy and get properly into Eluveitie as I don't enjoy a lot of their music/style but do like some of their songs.
Origins is no exception, do not enjoy the majority but I absolutely love The Call of the Mountains and also like Vania and King.
M C Vice - 12.09.2014 at 11:50  
Rating: 8 The spoken parts are either deep and meaningful or cheesy and clichéd. Not sure which.

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