Ensiferum - Victory Songs LP (Black vinyl)
Ships after December 10th
140 gram standard gram vinyl in a beautiful gatefold.
“Victory Songs” is truly an impressive album, and stands solidly on its own amidst Ensiferum’s expanding discography.
This is nothing short of a masterpiece.
For over two decades, the Viking metal band, Ensiferum has been setting the bar for their genre.
Their first two albums, “Ensiferum” and “Iron”, breathed life into the Folk Metal genre with their aggressive and energetic mix of metal and Scandinavian
“Victory Songs” is no exception to their style.
From beginning to end, “Victory Songs” delivers a constant stream of speed, energy, and originality.
The traditional Metal instruments coexist flawlessly with the Folk instruments, creating a sound very different from most music.
Ensiferum manages to make their music intensely fast and energetic, while making it melodic and beautiful at the same time.
Their general sound is extremely dynamic, going from acoustic guitars and fiddles to Extreme Metal, and from clean, melodic Folk style singing
to heavy Death Metal style vocals.
The main difference between “Victory Songs” and Ensiferum’s previous two albums is that the lead guitarist and vocalist, Jari Mäenpää, has been replaced by Norther’s Petri Lindroos.
Lindroos manages to fill in well, retaining the same sound the band is known for. His harsh vocals sound great with the rest of the band.
Ensiferum seem to have trouble stepping out of their comfort zone and exploring new sounds, but they are so different from anything else though, that they don’t need to experiment to be original.
Ensiferum’s “Victory Songs” was easily one of the best metal albums of 2007.
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