Ensiferum - One Man Army

7.8 | 345 votes |
Release date: 20 February 2015
Style: Extreme folk metal


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01. March Of War
02. Axe Of Judgment
03. Heathen Horde
04. One Man Army
05. Burden Of The Fallen
06. Warrior Without A War
07. Cry For The Earth Bounds
08. Two Of Spades
09. My Ancestor's Blood
10. Descendants, Defiance, Domination
11. Neito Pohjolan
12. Rawhide [Ned Washington cover] [digipak & vinyl bonus]
13. Warmetal [Barathrum cover] [digipak & vinyl bonus]
14. Candour And Lies [digipak & vinyl bonus]
15. Bonus Song [digipak & vinyl bonus]

The Best Folk / Pagan / Viking Metal Album Of 2015

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

Guest musicians
Heri Joensen - vocals

Staff review by
We all know how Unsung Heroes turned out (probably best left… unsung). Such a reception always creates a great deal of apprehension over the successor. Now, I don't want to become embroiled in a hype war and claim irresponsibly that Ensiferum really put their noses to the grindstone and hit one out of the park… but let's just say that One Man Army shows a marked improvement.

published 10.02.2015 | Comments (27)

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02.03.2015 - 17:49
Rating: 9
I don't know who lit a fire under their ass, but this album is fantstic! I wasn't holding my breath, but I would seriously recommend this one.
04.03.2015 - 06:45
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
This is one of the hottest albums on Metalstorm right now. 97 folks has already bought One Man Army.

Must be something in it to induce our friends to take their cash.
08.03.2015 - 15:42
Heaven Knight
Whoa, they are really back
My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep

11.03.2015 - 05:24
Rating: 5
Written by Stunning Cactus on 24.02.2015 at 11:14

Am I the only one who liked Unsung Heroes better..?

Nop, you're not the only one.
29.03.2015 - 18:11
Rating: 7
Aw Yiss
Not bad. Definitely better than Unsung Heroes. "Cry for the Earth Bounds" and "Descendants, Defiance, Domination" are great and also somewhat different than their previous work. Another highlight would be "Two of Spades" which is quite fun and again, different. The rest is a bit repetitive and not really original, but you know, it's Ensiferum.
By the way, what the hell was "Neito Pohjolan" ? I mean, it sounds cool and all but it's not Ensiferum and it's not metal at all.
10.04.2015 - 15:33
Rating: 7
From the beginning up to 'Warrior without a war' included, I like it a lot. 'Two of spades' also.
The rest a little bit less, especially 'Cry for the earth bound' which I find a little boring, and the last song.
All in all it makes a 8 for me: better than Unsung Heroes but not as enjoyable as the first four albums.
14.05.2015 - 13:34
Valentin B
I loved the disco part in "Two of spades", didn't expect it from a band like Ensiferum
Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
23.05.2015 - 02:11
Hard to believe this was released under nuclear blast record, cause the production is very bad. overall this is a regular album for ensiferum standard.
26.09.2015 - 13:01
Rating: 9
I like the album, but Cry For The Earth Bounds (7:32 mins ) is a clear filler for me... in fact, until this song, the album is really awesome.
21.01.2016 - 13:27
Rating: 8
Mehdi Taba
Mehdi Taba
Written by Stunning Cactus on 24.02.2015 at 11:14

Am I the only one who liked Unsung Heroes better..?

NO, I think Unsung Heroes was better but almost lots of Metalstorm members like more extreme sound!!
11.04.2016 - 04:40
Rating: 7
Cyborg Raptor
Can't really get into this one.

There are a few good tracks but overall its an uneven album as the sound is all over the place - some generic rehash stuff, some new good stuff, some random aggressive stuff and some out of place folk songs. If there were maybe 2 more good tracks I would've been happy but as it is I can't help but feel disappointed.

I give it 6.5/10.
pewpew.. gotcha
09.06.2016 - 04:40
Rating: 10
For me, this is right up there with the best in their entire career. When i listened to this the first time (all the way through) Completely delighted with this accomplishment.
I own all of their material, very impressed to say the least, well done guys.
12.01.2019 - 22:19
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Tage Westerlund
This band put out decent albums whit all songs was in level, here 2-3 was bad polka, sauna, party whit beer when korpiklaani meets finntroll.

Best song was 11 minutes long.
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