Release date: 1999
Style: Viking folk metal


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01. Taistelu Pohjolasta
02. Vihreällä Valtaistuimella
03. Talvi
04. Luopion Veri
05. Kuun Suru

Lyrics (4)

Ville Seponpoika Sorvali - vocals, bass
Henri Urponpoika "Trollhorn" Sorvali - guitars, keyboards, drum programming

Additional info
Recorded at Candle in March & September 1998.
Mixed by Henri Sorvali.
Mastered by Kasettilinja.
Released on tape by Meat Hook Productions in 1999.
Vocals re-recorded for the reissue in Studio 303, May 2001.
Reissue remixed by Mika Niinimaa.
Reissue remastered by Smoju.
The original release was sold out at 500 copies.
The reissue was sold out at around 1500 copies.

Re-released in 2001 on CD by Sagitarius Productions, with significantly remastered music and vocals. Some vocal tracks were redone with different lyrics. Also, backing vocals (on the song 'Luopion Veri' e.g.) where added on the remastered version. Tracklenghts on the remastered edition are also slightly different:
1. Taistelu Pohjolasta (12:13)
2. Vihreällä Valtaistuimella (08:41)
3. Talvi (08:31)
4. Luopion Veri (09:12)
5. Kuun Suru (03:46)

Album title translation: "This Eternal Winter".

This is the band's 2nd (and last) officially released demo.

The tracks 'Taistelu Pohjolasta' was re-recorded in 2008 and used on the "Tulimyrsky" EP.

Re-released the 28-8-2001 on CD by Sagitarius Productions, with significantly
remastered music and vocals. Some vocal tracks were redone with different

Produced by Moonsorrow
-"Taistelu Pohjolasta" is composed by 3 parts
Osa I: Luo Veljien
Osa II: Punaisen Lumen Valtakunta
Osa III: Jäisten Järvien Kimalteessa

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This album is a re-done version of their demo, when the band had only two members. It is raw, keyboard-heavy blackmetal akin to Tataros or Limbonic Art. The first song is a masterpiece of chimeral song construction that somehow is fresh and well-thought out at the same time, with riffs smashed into each other in seeming chaos yet working to fit the overall mood. Some parts of the album are a little silly, nothing more than the aforementioned bands. No actual clean vocals except in two riffs and background, and the usual sampling of rain, crunching snow, and medieval battles. Some guitar parts are very much derivative of Emperor and Darkthrone-via-Kvist.

published 05.11.2007 | Comments (5)


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Pikemaster - 26.04.2016 at 23:55  
Rating: 9 The smell of Enslaved is strong in early Moonsorrow. Not the most special stuff but very good its own way.

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