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Release date: 10 February 2012
Style: Celtic folk metal, Gothenburg metal


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01. Prologue
02. Helvetios
03. Luxtos
04. Home
05. Santonian Shores
06. Scorched Earth
07. Meet The Enemy
08. Neverland
09. A Rose For Epona
10. Havoc
11. The Uprising
12. Hope
13. The Siege
14. Alesia
15. Tullianum
16. Uxellodunon
17. Epilogue
18. A Rose For Epona [Acoustic Version][Bonus]

The best Folk Metal album of 2012

Lyrics (17)

Siméon Koch - guitars, mandola
Patrick "Päde" Kistler - bagpipes, whistles
Anna Murphy - hurdy gurdy, vocals
Christian "Chrigel" Glanzmann - vocals, mandola, whistles, uilleann pipes, bodhran, bard harp
Kay Brem - bass, voice
Meri Tadic - fiddle
Ivo Henzi - guitar
Merlin Sutter - drums, percussion

Additional musicians:
Alexander "Sandy" Morton - narrations
Sarah Wauquiez (né Kiener) - accordion
Fredy Schnyder - hammered dulcimer
Christoph Pelgen - vocals
Nina Macchi - recorder

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If you're a first time listener, hearing folk metal can be a tad bit intimidating. Trust me, I had my share of questions when I first got into the scene. For instance: What is folk metal? What the heck is a "hurdy-gurdy"? And why do they love the woods so much? Thankfully for me, the first folk metal album I ever listened to front to back was Helvetios, by Eluvietie. This album also happened to flipping rock front to back as well.

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ThunderAxe1989 - 11.06.2012 at 03:40  
Rating: 7 Not bad. They've done slightly better before, but still a great release. Finally I got the chance to listen to the entire thing!
Ellrohir - 29.08.2012 at 16:54  
  Like 4 songs would make a solid EP...but to make a long lasting album out of this? meh...
AngelofDeth - 04.03.2013 at 00:53  
Rating: 3 The fact that this got best folk album of the year really shows the sad state of folk metal right now..
Ellrohir - 04.03.2013 at 11:13  
  Its not the sad state of folk metal, but the sad state of folk metal fans...
drf1223 - 12.04.2013 at 06:59  
  First Eluveitie CD I get to listen. In my opinion the album has some good songs, and a few outstanding acts like Helvetios and Meet the Enemy, but in total there are 18 tracks. So there's this abundant instrumental filler, and I'm not really fond of the acoustic numbers either. I don't agree with the bashing I see here, it's quite a pleasant piece of work, but I'm certain it appeals to some more than others.
Feng - 30.08.2013 at 19:01  
Rating: 6 I just can't put my finger on exactly what I dislike about this release. I absolutely love Slania, its an incredibly solid piece of folk metal, but I feel since then they've lost the special atmosphere they managed to conjure. Part of me feels it because the metal is in itself boring, but even then when I think about it the folk does at times feel a bit dull. Its as if they managed to find a 'generic Eluveitie sound' and accidently water themselves down to the point of ripping themselves off? *ramble ramble*

I dunno, its good yes, but it unfortunately went down the same route as Everything Remains did for me. On the plus side, they haven't got worse live!

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