Release date: 10 January 2007
Style: Viking folk metal

Rating:

8.7 | 395 votes

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

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Additional info
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

Song titles in English: 01. Born Of Ice / Stream Of Shadows 02. A Land Driven To Fire
Full album title: "Viides Luku: Hävitetty"
Album title translation: 'Chapter V: Ravaged'

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 (12)

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patrickmetal12 - 20.04.2010 at 03:45  
Rating: 10 2 songs, 1 hour. XD m/
Irinel - 13.05.2010 at 13:08  
  A hiper quality album !
Carl Berg - 15.06.2010 at 14:08  
Rating: 10 Great review too!
essbee - 13.09.2011 at 03:50  
Rating: 10 Posting to say that this is still my favorite album ever. So damn epic, it's beautiful.
Vikingr - 14.10.2011 at 20:51  
  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
ThunderAxe1989 - 12.04.2012 at 05:18  
Rating: 8 It took me a while to fully appreciate this release, But now I understand it.
Very epic, very atmospheric!
Rulatore - 17.08.2014 at 19:36  
Rating: 10 Their very best and my first Moonsorrow album, still love it since the first listen.
Frudd - 08.09.2014 at 16:02  
Rating: 8 One of the main reasons I love this album is that its title sounds like "heavy titty".
wormdrink414 - 09.01.2015 at 13:29  
Rating: 9 First 20 mins or so always bring the chills, great stuff
Erik M. - 02.03.2015 at 22:21  
Rating: 9 Yeah, I'm totally not impressed by this album. I really hope it's a grower like Kivenkantaja (which is pretty damn awesome).
Erik M. - 05.04.2015 at 17:53  
Rating: 9 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.
Cynic Metalhead - 05.04.2015 at 21:16  
 
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.
Erik M. - 05.04.2015 at 22:33  
Rating: 9
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.
essbee - 06.05.2015 at 23:47  
Rating: 10
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
Erik M. - 16.05.2015 at 16:47  
Rating: 9
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.
essbee - 19.05.2015 at 17:12  
Rating: 10
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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