Moonsorrow - V: Hävitetty



8.7 | 498 votes |
Release date: 10 January 2007
Style: Viking folk metal

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01. Jäästä Syntynyt / Varjojen Virta
02. Tuleen Ajettu Maa

Top 20 albums of 2007: 12

Additional info
Full album title: "Viides Luku: Hävitetty" which translates "Chapter V: Ravaged".

Song titles in English:
01. Born Of Ice / Stream Of Shadows
02. A Land Driven To Fire

Total playing time 56 minutes

Recorded in Tico Tico Studio and The Stable, May-August 2006
Mixed by Ahti Kortelainen and Henri Sorvali
Mastered by Mika Jussila

Guest review by
SnowSword
Rating:
9.5
Well well well, how does one begin to review an EPIC of these proportions? Let me start by saying this: Moonsorrow is one of my top favorite bands, so this review is probably a bit biased. I will do my best to describe it objectively though!

Those who know Moonsorrow have already probably noticed that over the course of their albums, their songs have been getting longer, more epic, less "catchy" and with much more time given to stretched-out beginnings and endings. Well, with only 2 tracks for the whole album, you might guess that this record is a definite continuation of that trend! Each of these 2 tracks is almost half an hour long. V. Havitetty (full name Viides Luku - Havitetty which means Chapter 5: Ravaged) very much continues where Verisakeet left off.

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published 03.06.2007 | Comments (13)

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Comments: 22   Visited by: 832 users
20.04.2010 - 03:45
Rating: 10
patrickmetal12

2 songs, 1 hour. XD m/
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13.05.2010 - 13:08
Irinel

A hiper quality album !
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15.06.2010 - 14:08
Rating: 10
Carl Berg
Carl Berg
Great review too!
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13.09.2011 - 03:50
Rating: 10
essbee

Posting to say that this is still my favorite album ever. So damn epic, it's beautiful.
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14.10.2011 - 20:51
Vikingr

Man I cannot wait to check this out, I've listened to their latest album and fell in love so with this much epicness it should be amazing
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12.04.2012 - 05:18
ThunderAxe1989
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It took me a while to fully appreciate this release, But now I understand it.
Very epic, very atmospheric!
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17.08.2014 - 19:36
Rating: 10
Rulatore

Their very best and my first Moonsorrow album, still love it since the first listen.
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08.09.2014 - 16:02
Fredd
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One of the main reasons I love this album is that its title sounds like "heavy titty".
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09.01.2015 - 13:29
Rating: 9
wormdrink414

First 20 mins or so always bring the chills, great stuff
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02.03.2015 - 22:21
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Yeah, I'm totally not impressed by this album. I really hope it's a grower like Kivenkantaja (which is pretty damn awesome).
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05.04.2015 - 17:53
Rating: 9
Erik M.

I love it when my opinion changes drastically. After 1-2 spins this was 7 material at best (see the above post) but after 5-6 spins I suddenly realize that this album is totally awesome.

Damn, what a grower of an album this is, indeed.
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05.04.2015 - 21:16
Cynic Metalhead
Nasha Vich Paisa
Written by Erik M. on 05.04.2015 at 17:53

I love it when my opinion changes drastically. After 1-2 spins this was 7 material at best (see the above post) but after 5-6 spins I suddenly realize that this album is totally awesome.

Damn, what a grower of an album this is, indeed.


Damn, your score is hella grower.

Well, i have seen shifting of points in 0.5(maximum by 1) and you escalated to +2. I don't know but from next time, you should wait for record to sunk in and then punch a final score in end.
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05.04.2015 - 22:33
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 05.04.2015 at 21:16

Damn, your score is hella grower.

Well, i have seen shifting of points in 0.5(maximum by 1) and you escalated to +2. I don't know but from next time, you should wait for record to sunk in and then punch a final score in end.


Yeah, such a big difference doesn't happen that often. Initially I was very underwhelmed by this album, but it's such a grower that I came to love it. Especially the 2nd song. Truly marvelous.

But yeah, you're right about judging an album when it has sunk in. I tend to NOT do that from time to time.
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06.05.2015 - 23:47
Rating: 10
essbee

Written by Erik M. on 05.04.2015 at 22:33

Written by Cynic Metalhead on 05.04.2015 at 21:16

Damn, your score is hella grower.

Well, i have seen shifting of points in 0.5(maximum by 1) and you escalated to +2. I don't know but from next time, you should wait for record to sunk in and then punch a final score in end.


Yeah, such a big difference doesn't happen that often. Initially I was very underwhelmed by this album, but it's such a grower that I came to love it. Especially the 2nd song. Truly marvelous.

But yeah, you're right about judging an album when it has sunk in. I tend to NOT do that from time to time.




Happy that you enjoy it. Hopefully you can eventually appreciate the true greatness that is the first song
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16.05.2015 - 16:47
Rating: 9
Erik M.

Written by essbee on 06.05.2015 at 23:47



Happy that you enjoy it. Hopefully you can eventually appreciate the true greatness that is the first song


I can definitely appreciate the first song. Truly great stuff, but the 2nd song simply takes the cake here. No question about it, for me.
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19.05.2015 - 17:12
Rating: 10
essbee

Written by Erik M. on 16.05.2015 at 16:47

Written by essbee on 06.05.2015 at 23:47



Happy that you enjoy it. Hopefully you can eventually appreciate the true greatness that is the first song


I can definitely appreciate the first song. Truly great stuff, but the 2nd song simply takes the cake here. No question about it, for me.


I see what you mean, for me it's very hard to say which one is the best because I think the second song has the most impressive moments while also having the most "weak" moments (and by most "weak" moments I mean maybe 1 or 2 lol) while the first song is solid all the way through but with a tad less impressive moments (still arguable in my head haha, maybe not less but THAT 2nd song ending... ).

But this album has perfect emotional moments all the way through it's totally GOD DAMN IMPRESSIVE!
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22.04.2017 - 07:35
Rating: 10
solar

Immensely powerful album, all packed in just 2 songs. 2 long songs that take you on a journey through the Scandinavian forests. Moonsorrow's best so far.
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11.06.2018 - 23:13
Rating: 8
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog
Feels a little bland and monotonous compared to the likes of Kivenkantaja or Voimasta Ja Kunniasta. A great record nonetheless.
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20.11.2019 - 18:28
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Tage Westerlund
Good 2 song album, perfect, a folk, rest is BM sounding, true metal album
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I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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21.11.2019 - 08:23
Rating: 10
MeatWolf

This album is absolutely legendary, not sure they (or anyone for that matter) can ever get close to this level again.
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26.01.2020 - 18:54
Rating: 10
qlacs
"The Quaker"
Written by MeatWolf on 21.11.2019 at 08:23

This album is absolutely legendary, not sure they (or anyone for that matter) can ever get close to this level again.

I feel the same way. Undoubtedly this is my favourite of theirs, such a consistent force in sonic format.

Written by LeKiwi on 11.06.2018 at 23:13

Feels a little bland and monotonous compared to the likes of Kivenkantaja or Voimasta Ja Kunniasta. A great record nonetheless.

I think the monotonous pummeling is exactly what reels me in so much. The musicla themes are nicely expanded and are so well glued together it just feels like a journey, never ever figured it to be bland in any way.
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24.03.2021 - 17:24
Rating: 9
nonZero

01. Jäästä Syntynyt / Varjojen Virta - 9/10
02. Tuleen Ajettu Maa - 8/10

Overall: 8.5/10 leaning towards a 9

One of their weaker albums, but still a great, atmospheric listen.
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