Moonsorrow - Tulimyrsky Digi-CD
Tulimyrsky translates as Firestorm and that is what you get on this 68 minutes EP! A 30 minutes title track, two classic demo-songs re-recorded and two fantastic cover songs!
Moonsorrow once released an EP with only one new song… scandalous! No wait a moment, the song is as long as half of the record? We almost forgot: it’s fucking Moonsorrow! In retrospect to their previous full-length release “Hävitetty”, a song length of 30 minutes appears absolutely normal (“Hävitetty” had 2 songs and a length of 56 minutes). But with “Tulimyrsky”, Moonsorrow surpasses themselves: 68 minutes for an EP… that’s insane! In addition to the title song, which is the only new song, Moonsorrow has chosen some covers and remastered songs for the EP: “For Whom The Bell Tolls” (Metallica cover), “Back To North” (Merciless cover), “Taistelu Pohjolasta” and “Hvergelmir”, two renovated songs from their demo days.
Let’s start with the main song “Tulimyrsky”, a 30 minutes epos which starts very conservative: acoustic guitars, the sound of a river... Pure northern atmosphere… but then, after 4 minutes, the first surprise: the sound of “Tulimyrsky” sounds dirtier than his forerunner and with the first blast-beat comes the impression that Moonsorrow has been influenced by some Nordic raw black metal bands. But after a brutal start, Paganism and Folklore gets the upper hand and the Finnish musicians return to their well know music-style. Choirs, dramatic turnarounds and melodies, written in the Nordic way… Pagan Metal at his best! The Metallica cover “For Whom The Bell Tolls” just needs to be heard, because Moonsorrow manages to award this Thrash Metal song a very personal pagan note. Many bands only copy the song that they want to cover, but Moonsorrow adds 3 minutes and a lot of atmosphere, just great! The two renovated songs are ideal for those who have missed Moonsorrow’s earlier recordings and “Back To North” is a nice goody for every fan of the Swedish Thrash Metal band Merciless.
You call yourself a Moonsorrow fan? Then you don’t need to hesitate with this EP! “Tulimyrsky” shortened the time until the next full-length record, which was another masterpiece of Pagan Metal.
You will enjoy this if you like: Finntroll, Thyrfing, Falkenbach, Kampfar, Wintersun