Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Ensiferum-Ensiferum (2001)

Here we have the debut full-length album from Finland's Ensiferum. This is essentially the album that started them on the path to the greatness they have now achieved within the genre. Solid melodic power metal/death metal, with absolutely infectious, folky riffs and melodies abounding, and both Jari's trademark snarl, as well as his powerful clean vocals. This is an absolute gem, and is highly recommended to all metal fans, and especially to folk metal fans, if you don't have this already... Spinefarm Records. 

1. Intro  1:50
2. Hero in a Dream  3:40
3. Token of Time  4:16
4. Guardians of Fate  3:34
5. Old Man (Väinämöinen Part I)  5:33
6. Little Dreamer (Väinämöinen Part II)  5:21
7. Abandoned  6:50
8. Windrider  5:41
9. Treacherous Gods  5:12
10. Eternal Wait
11. Battle Song  3:20
12. Goblins' Dance  4:29
13. Breaking the Law (Judas Priest cover)  2:24

Total Running:  57:24


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