Finntroll – Blodsvept

12th March 2013 0 By Craig




Band: Finntroll
Album: Blodsvept
Record Label: Century Media
Release Date: 25th March 2013
Reviewed By: Craig


FINNTROLL – Blodsvept Tracklist (43:03):

  1. Blodsvept (4:30)
  2. Ett Folk Förbannat (3:24)
  3. När Jättar Marschera (4:07)
  4. Mordminnen (3:25)
  5. Rösets Kung (3:16)
  6. Skövlarens Död (3:45)
  7. Skogsdotter (4:53)
  8. Häxbrygd (3:52)
  9. Tva Ormar   (3:17)
10. Fanskapsfylld (2:57)
11. Midvinterdraken (5:38)

TRACKS TO PURCHASE:  Ett Folk Förbannat, När Jättar Marschera, Rösets Kung


Back with their sixth full-length “Blodsvept”, FINNTROLL return to the fierce harshness of their blackened origins without giving up the perfect balance between darkened metal ferocity and melodic elements inspired by folk music from Finland and far beyond.

We have taken a step backwards”, states main composer Trollhorn. “The production is less polished and weird. To give you a rough idea, “Blodsvept” unites the raving madness of “Niflvind” with the natural approach of “Nattfödd” .” According to its maker, “Blodsvept” may be described in three words: rawness, power and melody.

Under its raw and aggressive surface many surprises await the listener – you would be better to expect the unexpected. Take a seat in the Cotton Club as some New Orleans Dixie grins broadly from “Rösets Kung”.

Skogsdotter” offers duelling banjos taking on a swing band or as Trollhorn states: “We should have used an upright bass on that one”. Anybody wondering what a video-game would sound like with folk music will get an answer from “Ett Folk Förbannat”.

Två Ormar” is unceremoniously slandered as “Beetlejuice on crack” and Trollhorn tenderly calls the “Midvinterdraken” his very own “Flying Spaghetti Monster”. Genius and sheer insanity often go hand in hand and while FINNTROLL never lose the focus for captivating and compact songs, they definitely mastered the art of ‘shock and awe-someness’!

Although this is no unique Finntroll album, it is still a really good album!

8 out of 10

AATR Approved

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