Moonsorrow - Verisäkeet

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Release date: 25 February 2005
Style: Viking folk metal


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01. Karhunkynsi
02. Haaska
03. Pimeä
04. Jotunheim
05. Kaiku

Top 20 albums of 2005: 11
Top 200 albums of all time: 183

Ville Seponpoika Sorvali - vocals, bass
Marko "Omega Meggadeath" Tarvonen - drums, 12-stringed acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Mitja Harvilahti - guitars, backing vocals
Henri Urponpoika "Trollhorn" Sorvali - guitars, keyboards, 6-stringed acoustic guitars, accordion, mouth harp, recorder, tin whistle, backing vocals
Markus Eurén - keyboards

Session musicians
Janne Perttilä - backing vocals
Jukka Varmo - backing vocals
Jaakko "Hittavainen" Lemmetty - fiddle, jouhikko, recorder
Kuuraparta Frostheim - kantele
Blastmor - backing vocals

Additional info
Spikefarm released a European edition of where the entire jewel case is black (non-transparent) and the front has a golden Moonsorrow logo printed on the plastic. The track list is printed on a sticker on the back side of the jewel case.

The album title means ''Bloodverses'', and the track titles:
1. ''Bearclaw''
2. ''Carrion''
3. ''Dark''
4. ''Jotunheim''
5. ''Echo''

Recorded in Tico Tico Studio in September 2004 and partly in The Stable.
Overproduced by Moonsorrow.
Mixed by Ahti Kortelainen and Henri Sorvali.
Mastered at Finnvox Studios by Mika Jussila.

Cover art and layout by Tero Salonen. Photograph of the cross by Hunaja-Pasi Moilanen. Band photo by Tanja Ahtila.

Staff review by
Moonsorrow is back with their fourth full-length album, the chances that you don't know this band are very rare, because these Finns have obtained quite a share of popularity in the past years with their Blackish Viking/Folk Metal. This time things are a little different, while they still hang out in the Viking genre and they still sing in Finnish, the approach of the music is more Dark, and at the same time, Progressive and mostly of all, Epic.

published 17.02.2005 | Comments (15)

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28.02.2010 - 18:48
Rating: 10
An extremely great and magnificent album full of raw blackness and touching beauty. Probably the best album of the band.
28.02.2010 - 22:08
Heaven Knight
For me those songs are quite long for me to enjoy them (though in general i like long songs)...maybe i need more and more careful listenings...
My rest seems now calm and deep
Finally I got my dead man sleep

01.03.2010 - 12:11
Rating: 10
In my opinion the main idea of the album is expressly to listen to it very carefully so that the listener could enjoy it as much as possible. Because the atmospheres of the album are quite "deep" and "large" it takes more than few listenings to get into it. Patience is the key word.
31.08.2011 - 12:40
Night Sight
I am not a fan of folk metal at all.but this release has some black metal some enslaved stuffs and also it is very atmospheric.haaska is one of the best songs.
Alone in birth
Alone in the darkness
Alone in death
Alone in the daylight
07.11.2012 - 23:18
Rating: 10
This is still their best album to me!

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08.11.2013 - 18:39
Rating: 9
My favorite Moonsorrow album.
07.02.2014 - 15:03
Rating: 10
Best Moonsorrow album for me...
Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
12.12.2014 - 21:18
"The Quaker"
For me it's the Moonsorrow album that's hardest to rate. Stylistically it's closer to their latest, but reflects more depth than the rest of the albums and it really takes time for all details to sink in. Astonishing work nevertheless.

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