Metal Storm logo
Moonsorrow - Kivenkantaja



8.9 | 716 votes |
Release date: 2003
Style: Viking folk metal

Owners:

902 have it
106 want it


01. Raunioilla
02. Unohduksen Lapsi
03. Jumalten Kaupunki/Tuhatvuotinen Perintö
04. Kivenkantaja
05. Tuulen Tytär/Soturin Tie
06. Matkan Lopussa

Top 20 albums of 2003: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 57

Additional info
The album title means "Stonebearer".

Track 6 is a traditional Finnish song with new lyrics.

01 - At The Ruins
02 - Child Of Oblivion
03 - City Of The Gods
04 - Stonebearer
05 - Daughter Of The Wind
06 - At The Journey's End

2008 Reissue comes with a 2nd disc with live tracks, recorded live at the London Astoria, March 8th 2008.
01. Ukkosenjumalan Poika
02. Pakanajuhla
03. Sankaritarina

Guest review by
Mindheist
Rating:
10
After the sophomore opus of Moonsorrow "Voimasta Ja Kunniasta " in 2001, the band recorded Kivenkantaja (Stonebearer) in 2003. Well, I've bought it in early 2004, I chose it among thousands of albums, maybe the title called out to me, but whatever is the reason, it's perfectly done with its influences featuring extravagant, bombastic, heathen metal.

Read more ››
published 25.07.2006 | Comments (22)

Found in 56 lists
Top lists



Comments

Comments: 16   Visited by: 1042 users
05.04.2012 - 06:47
Rating: 10
Never To Dawn

I became a metalhead after listening to this
Loading...
22.04.2012 - 17:26
Rating: 10
Spacerunner

This is how winter sounds.
Loading...
26.12.2014 - 00:01
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Great folk with BM elements. I'm not amazed by it though.
Loading...
21.01.2015 - 21:01
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Yeah, in the last few weeks this album grew on me quite a lot. So now I am amazed by it. Damn, this is really highly enjoyable, cheery stuff.
Loading...
10.03.2015 - 22:24
Rating: 9
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Amazing album that brings you back to those times you have lost, as if you relived them. Words cannot describe the beauty that this album transpires.
Loading...
22.04.2016 - 02:54
Rating: 9
musclassia

I probably slightly prefer Varjoina... personally, but this album is pretty damn awesome. Alongside this, Varjoina... Voimasta..., and more, these guys really do lead the Nordic folk metal pack by some distance. Every song has something excellent about it, but Rauniolla is fantastic
Loading...
23.06.2016 - 10:55
Rating: 10
Necrodamus

The title track is as epic as it gets. Probably my personal favorite Moonsorrow song as well, on my favorite Moonsorrow album. A musical journey that one has to hear to believe. Immaculate.
Loading...
25.01.2018 - 21:58
Rating: 10
Aurelqo81

Yea
Loading...
14.09.2018 - 19:25
Rating: 9
nonZero

Music to wander Scandinavian woodland in winter to. An epic experience from start to finnish.

9.3/10 for me - Raunioilla and Jumalten Kaupunki/Tuhatvuotinen Perintö are the stand-out songs, Unohduksen Lapsi is also great. Tuulen Tytär/Soturin Tie is a little weaker than the rest.
----
My Favourite Albums (ordered & rated)
Top 200 Overlooked Albums (with genres)
So I Heard You Like Wintersun... (Time II find new bands)
Loading...
17.05.2019 - 08:49
Rating: 10
Lulucifer

This album is perfection. I'd not add nor change anything
Loading...
05.11.2019 - 11:36
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
So far their weakest album IMO
----
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
Loading...
17.12.2021 - 19:00
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

One of the best albums I have ever heard in my life, Kivenkantaja is way more than just your typical metal album. Voimasta ja kunniasta was a masterpiece in itself, but this album was their real shining diamond of musical greatness and "breakthrough" moment. Sucks that they went more black metal after this, but the rest is also killer stuff, not just this much killer.
----
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
Loading...
17.12.2021 - 19:44
Rating: 6
Karlabos
Meat and Potatos
Written by Metal Rambo on 17.12.2021 at 19:00

One of the best albums I have ever heard in my life, Kivenkantaja is way more than just your typical metal album. Voimasta ja kunniasta was a masterpiece in itself, but this album was their real shining diamond of musical greatness and "breakthrough" moment. Sucks that they went more black metal after this, but the rest is also killer stuff, not just this much killer.

You mean thank god they went more black metal after this =)
----
Rose is red, violet is blue. Flag is win, Baba is you.
Loading...
17.12.2021 - 22:42
Rating: 10
Metal Rambo

Written by Karlabos on 17.12.2021 at 19:44

You mean thank god they went more black metal after this =)

Nah, while it might have been awesome back in the mid to late 2000's, nowadays there's so many cookie cutter black metal bands that it's not even funny anymore. Aside from some more eccentric albums the genre has mostly lost my interest, unlike maybe epic folk metal like early Moonsorrow that still feels fresh and cool. On the other hand these guys are so talented they could release a frigging dubstep album and it would still kill.
----
You've got a lot of guts. Let's see what they look like!
Loading...
07.03.2022 - 21:34
Rating: 9
Jared Archon

I like Voimasta better, but this one is still amazing too.
Loading...
13.04.2022 - 00:36
Rating: 9
AndyMetalFreak
A Nice Guy
I just listened to this for the first time in years, I forgot just how good it really is, it's my second favourite Moonsorrow album just behind Voimasta ja kunniasta, although both are epic masterpieces
Loading...

Hits total: 25232 | This month: 22