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Finntroll - Jaktens Tid (8,5/10) - Finland - 2001

Genre: Folk / Black Metal
Label: Century Media
Playing time: 45:12
Band homepage: Finntroll

Tracklist:

  1. Krig
  2. Födosagan
  3. Slaget Vid Blodsälv
  4. Skogens Hämnd
  5. Jaktens Tid
  6. Bakom Varje Fura
  7. Kitteldags
  8. Krigsmjöld
  9. Vary Timmen
  10. Kyrkovisan
  11. Den Hornkrönte Konunger
  12. Aldhissla
  13. Tomhet Och Tystnad ????
Finntroll - Jaktens Tid

Trollish Howdown Metal? What is this? That's what most of you will think. Well, the guys of FINNTROLL play just that. A mixture from Black Metal, Humppa (some sort of Finnish Polka), Folk and alcohol! FINNTROLL had been created on a very drunken day. That's at least what the info tells me.

It might sound like superficial drunkards' music, but it isn't. Imagine a similar direction like VINTERSORG or THYRFING, just with this Humppa-touch and some Saami-vocals! The songs all are very straight, fast and with equally epic and dramatic parts. I've rarely heard something more gripping like the acoustic part in "Födosagan". Sounds very demanding!

Also ultra-cool is the weird accordion. Who won't believe that an instrument like that could sound evil, no, "trollish", listen to the killer "Slaget Vid Blodsälv", a brilliant up-tempo-song, which will make each pogo result in suicide. The band managed to pick only great songs and you have to admit that a band like FINNTROLL has brought a new and fresh breath into the scene.

In a time, where copies copy other copies, this truly is something special! But what I don't get yet is the high demand they managed to put onto this album, combined with this ultimate party-feeling! You just cannot play this precise with a blood-alcohol of 4! Thumbs up for the Finnish trolls!

Ralf Henn



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