Ensiferum - Iron


8.8 | 1086 votes |
Release date: 19 April 2004
Style: Extreme folk metal

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01. Ferrum Aeternum
02. Iron
03. Sword Chant
04. Mourning Heart (Interlude)
05. Tale Of Revenge
06. Lost In Despair
07. Slayer Of Light
08. Into Battle
09. LAI LAI HEI
10. Tears
11. Battery [Metallica cover] [Japanese bonus]

Top 20 albums of 2004: 6
Top 200 albums of all time: 152

Line-up
Jari Mäenpää - vocals, guitars
Meiju Enho - keyboards
Markus Toivonen - guitars, backing vocals
Oliver Fokin - drums
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen - bass

Guest review by
Talvi
Rating:
9.8
Ensiferum has become, almost instantly, the classic folk/viking metal band. With only 2 albums, their combination of folk riffing, use of folk instruments, simple and catchy songs and both clean and growled vocals have made them the kings of the genre. They are probably the most listened folk metal band along with Finntroll. And fuck, they deserve it. Their debut showed us what they were capable of, and most fans see that as the pinnacle of the band.

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published 29.12.2006 | Comments (23)

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07.10.2010 - 12:04
Rating: 10
patrickmetal12
Best album of all time!!
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07.10.2010 - 14:39
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
I still think Ensiferum and From Afar are better than this...
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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08.10.2010 - 06:36
Rating: 10
Derwood
I can't for the life of me understand how their debut is ranked higher than this masterpiece in the top 200 albums.
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You can't fight evil with a macaroni duck!
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08.10.2010 - 16:14
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Because their debut is even better?
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My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep


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09.10.2010 - 07:50
Rating: 10
Derwood
No, it's not.

I know it's a matter of personal tastes, but frankly, this one really baffles me. I really don't understand how anyone can prefer their debut to Iron. I love every single track on this album and find only three tracks from Ensiferum that would have been worthy to be on this one.
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21.01.2011 - 03:01
Rating: 9
Sonic MrSumo
Purchased this album recently...and I love it.

The stand out thus far is Lost In Despair. Wow...what a ballad!
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All the bridges in the world won't save you, if there's no other side to cross to.
- Rock poetry from Silverchair.
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21.01.2011 - 06:11
Rating: 10
MetalSpider
I still prefer their debut over Iron but this is still an amazing album!
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09.02.2011 - 11:49
Rating: 9
rasto
This album is very very good.
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16.04.2011 - 12:53
Rating: 10
patrickmetal12
Perfect?
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14.06.2011 - 19:03
Rating: 8
Vonpire
It's very good but extremely overrated IMO
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Beware the Shadows of Dusk
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28.06.2011 - 16:36
Beastofmetal456
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Great, but still not as good as their debut.
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12.07.2011 - 09:28
Rating: 9
ImNotMetal
Got it recently!!
I love it
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20.12.2011 - 04:41
Rating: 10
Magician
Written by MetalSpider on 21.01.2011 at 06:11

I still prefer their debut over Iron but this is still an amazing album!


What he said.
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20.08.2012 - 01:38
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
I actually prefer this to Ensiferum's debut. The music to me seems slightly more concise and accessible, plus it has many of my favourite Ensiferum tracks on here. 'Sword of Light' and the title track are just epic.
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02.10.2012 - 15:39
LordHypnos
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Best Ensiferum album! A lot better than the debut! The Metallica cover's awesome!
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29.10.2012 - 08:18
Rating: 9
JÄY
Metal slave
Compared to Debut, songs are much more memorable, for me.
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07.11.2012 - 15:14
Neroese
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Great.
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22.11.2012 - 20:28
Rating: 10
Stoyz
For me this is the best Ensiferum's album. It's really viking and folk, as I like. Every single track is perfect. But the most interesting are Tale Of Revenge and Sword Chant. Best tracks.
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13.05.2015 - 06:12
Rating: 8
ArnaudBoyer
Written by Derwood on 08.10.2010 at 06:36

I can't for the life of me understand how their debut is ranked higher than this masterpiece in the top 200 albums.

Because ensiferum is a better album
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13.05.2015 - 17:56
Rating: 9
raveneffect
Written by ArnaudBoyer on 13.05.2015 at 06:12

Written by Derwood on 08.10.2010 at 06:36

I can't for the life of me understand how their debut is ranked higher than this masterpiece in the top 200 albums.

Because ensiferum is a better album


Cool, quoting a 5 year post.
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20.11.2015 - 13:26
Rating: 9
Tomas Piller
Written by raveneffect on 13.05.2015 at 17:56

Cool, quoting a 5 year post.

So what?? Isn't one of the great attributes of metal that it's supertemporal?
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11.08.2017 - 01:46
Rating: 8
Nick Carter
I disagree about this being their best album, but it is really good stuff
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#MetalIsForEveryone
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14.10.2018 - 14:49
Rating: 7
Spacerunner
A major step down from the debut. I guess Jari spared his best ideas for Wintersun while Markus had not enough fuel to repeat success on his own.
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04.01.2019 - 00:12
Bad English
Masterchief
Songs stand out: Tale of revenge and Tears.

Great viking metal album, even its not genre, but many genres what represent such idea and are fascinated whit north and heritage, still its good album. i like it, my kind a metal, fantasy, stories, solders , old days. childhood days.
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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