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Elvenking - Wyrd

8.3 | 158 votes |
Release date: 19 April 2004
Style: Folk metal, Power metal


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01. The Losers' Ball
02. Pathfinders
03. Jigsaw Puzzle
04. The Silk Dilemma
05. Disappearing Sands [Limited Edition bonus]
06. Moonchariot
07. The Perpetual Knot
08. Another Haven
09. A Fiery Stride [Limited Edition bonus]
10. Midnight Circus
11. A Poem For The Firmament

Additional info
Recorded by Martin Buchwalter at Gernhart Studios, Germany, March 2003
Add. recordings by Walter Bertolo at Digitalsound Studios, Italy, 2003
Add. recordings by Mauro Bortolani at Sherpa Studios, Italy, 2003
Mixed and mastered by Achim Koehler at House Of Music, Germany, between Dec. 2003 and Jan. 2004
Cover artwork by Duncan Storr,
Limited edition also includes desktop wallpapers and screensaver

The previously announced track "Waves of Infinite Skies" was left off the final version of Wyrd.

The limited edition features bonus tracks:
05. Disappearing Sands (04:41)
09. A Fiery Stride (04:59)

Guest review by
"Wyrd" is the second full-length album by Elvenking; a pearl in the musical sky of Italy. Though some fans may miss the vocals of Damnagoras, nothing bad can be said about this album which is, for sure, made with love and passion. Kleid did a fine job during the recording of this album and proved that he was a talented singer indeed.

published 24.03.2007 | Comments (15)

Guest review by
Marcelo Hissa
What happens if you put together high vocals and the speedy guitars from power metal with an Elven-based theme and orthodox instrumentation from folk metal? The Elvenking's fabulous Wyrd. As a final touch, they place some catchy tunes embedded in a competent production.

Wyrd is their second album from the distant year of 2004, but it's still considered one of the best albums from the band. Classified as power folk metal, the combination of these two worked so fine that it launched another innovative arm in the heavy metal genre tree.

published 28.07.2014 | Comments (0)

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14.09.2012 - 02:59
Rating: 10
Kleid >Damnagoras
09.09.2014 - 17:36
Rating: 9
One thing I've always admired about Elvenking's music is how joyous the tone is, and on "Wyrd" strongly evident. Obviously it doesn't affect every single song, but the likes of "Pathfinders", "The Silk Dilemma" and "The Perpetual Knot" always manage to cheer me up. That said, it's also musically one of the band's most consistent albums, and the fusion of epic folk melodies with strong, solid riff work is well-integrated. My favourites from here are the aforementioned songs, as well as excellent closer "A Poem for the Firmament".
29.07.2015 - 12:39
Rating: 7
One of the few tolerable flower metal albums.
The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../

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