Battlelore - Sword's Song



7.9 | 117 votes |
Release date: 2003
Style: Folk metal, Power metal

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01. Sons Of Riddermark
02. Sword's Song
03. The Mark Of The Bear
04. Buccaneers Inn
05. Attack Of The Orcs
06. Dragonslayer
07. Khazad-Dûm Pt. 2 (Silent Caverns)
08. Horns Of Gondor
09. The War Of Wrath
10. Forked Height
11. Starlight Kingdom
12. The Curse Of The Kings [bonus]

Line-up
Kaisa Jouhki - vocals
Patrik Mennander - vocals
Maria Honkanen - keyboards, flute
Jussi Rautio - guitar
Jyri "Moredhel" Vahvanen - guitar
Miika Kokkola - bass
Henri Vahvanen - drums

Guest musicians
Tommi Havo - vocals
Miitri Aaltonen - backing vocals
Erik Zacharias - keyboards

Additional info
Produced, engineered and mixed by Miitri Aaltonen.
Pre-produced by Battlelore and Eric Zacharias.
Recorded at Music-Bros. Studios, Finland during December 2002 - March 2003.
Mastered by Pauli Saastamoinen at Finnvox Studios.
Cover painting by Ted Nasmith.
Layout and cover design by Jussi Jokinen.
All music by Battlelore.
All lyrics by Jyri Vahvanen.
Additional synthesizer arrangements by Erik Zacharias.

Guest review by
MétalNoir
Rating:
6.5
True to their name, the Middle-Earth warlords produced a saga that tells the tales of the War of the Ring: Elves, Orcs, Hobbits and Dwarves evolving in the fabled lands of Gondor, Rohan and Mordor. If you're a Lord of the Rings fan, you shouldn't be lost in the names. But let'S pa attention to the music, shall we?

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published 06.08.2009 | Comments (2)

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30.03.2013 - 17:04
Rhiannon
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My favourite album by them, just epic. Good vocals, great melodies, cachy songs.
Highlights: Starlight Kingdom, Sons Of Riddermark, The War Of Wrath.
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09.06.2014 - 22:22
Rating: 8
svartberger
Great folk metal album
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13.03.2015 - 18:25
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
The second Battlelore album I see just as the second part of Khazad-Dûm - almost as good as the first one, but still... "almost".
Also, it's nice that Tommi Havo contributed some of the rough vocals for this album again. His growls sound deeper and more guttaral than the vocals of Patrik Mennander.
Favourites: Sons Of Riddermark, The Mark Of The Bear, The War Of Wrath.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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