Eluveitie - Helvetios


8 | 429 votes |
Release date: 10 February 2012
Style: Celtic folk metal, Gothenburg metal

Owners:

439 have it
58 want it


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

Line-up
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

Guest review by
FatherOfBodom
Rating:
7.9
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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01.09.2011 - 23:23
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Hell Yeah!!

"Slania" and "Spirit" are their best work till now and "Helvetios" coming in...I think they gonna fucking explode. Too much excitement!!
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14.09.2011 - 21:52
tibosax
Living skeleton
December 2012 ? Is it a joke ? I can't wait for 1 year ! I want more folk metal
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27.09.2011 - 00:39
Rating: 8
Swamphell
Hell yeah!!!....... Hail Eluveitie
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30.11.2011 - 17:48
Rating: 9
Ilidian
I'd say that December 2012 is not the correct date. It's more like December 2011. The album is done already and it should be released in early 2012.
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04.12.2011 - 21:14
Rating: 7
Viltharis
viltharis@o2.pl
Written by Ilidian on 30.11.2011 at 17:48

I'd say that December 2012 is not the correct date. It's more like December 2011. The album is done already and it should be released in early 2012.


It was wrong date, I corrected this.
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06.12.2011 - 05:33
wty789
Hey...1 has it????Sounds interesting,lol
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07.12.2011 - 02:14
J. N.
Written by Ilidian on 30.11.2011 at 17:48

I'd say that December 2012 is not the correct date. It's more like December 2011. The album is done already and it should be released in early 2012.

We usually put December when we don't know the exact date of the release.
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Demetrius: Villain, what hast thou done?
Aaron: That which thou canst not undo.
Chiron: Thou hast undone our mother.
Aaron: Villain, I have done thy mother.
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15.01.2012 - 15:18
Rating: 8
kaspair
First listen:

01 Prologue: Not that special; just a man telling a Rhapsody Of Fire-like story.
02 Helvetios: The first minute I was like: Nightwish?!
03 Luxtos: Very catchy! You won't be able to sing along the chorus, though.
04 Home: Awesome!
05 Santonian Shores: Starts cool. So far the best track for me...
06 Scorched Earth: Instrumental track which reminds me of Turkish music. Epic, but it gets boring after two minutes.
07 Meet The Enemy: I love it!
08 Neverland: The vocals at the background make this song very special.
09 A Rose For Epona: Damn, she can sing!
10 Havoc: This song features a lot of awesome guitar and drum parts.
11 The Uprising: I like the part with the talking man in the middle of the song.
12 Hope: Soft instrumental track. It fits the album well.
13 The Siege: Damn, she can scream!
14 Alesia: I like this duet, but it won't be a song I'm going to listen to very often.
15 Tullianum: Fly rain man?
16 Uxellodunon: Just a normal Eluveitie track.
17 Prologue: I liked the choir they added to this outro.

Rating: 8.7/10 - Fantastic!
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15.01.2012 - 22:33
Fred
For those of you who don't know it yet, the album has leaked about 6 hours ago. Yet to give it my first spin, downloading in some minutes!
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16.01.2012 - 19:38
Rating: 9
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
Holy fuck, the album is amazing. I just could not resist, had to download it, now I can't stop listening to it. They didn't changed their sound, very similar to previous works, but songs are much better than the previous one. And I just love the story and the concept of it. Not sure, but it will probably be 9/10. Definitely gonna buy it, well worth it.
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... For years I have traveled in coldness,
But my heart is warm as the darkened sun above me...
Nothing can never take away
What I've seen with these tired eyes
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19.01.2012 - 10:57
BudDa
This album is abit boring
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Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
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19.01.2012 - 12:59
Rating: 6
beyondtehdarksun
Written by kaspair on 15.01.2012 at 15:18
13 The Siege: Damn, she can scream!

And I thought Quoth The Raven was supposed to be a one-time experiment.
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19.01.2012 - 14:23
Rating: 8
kaspair
Written by beyondtehdarksun on 19.01.2012 at 12:59

Written by kaspair on 15.01.2012 at 15:18
13 The Siege: Damn, she can scream!

And I thought Quoth The Raven was supposed to be a one-time experiment.

Me too, but it worked out fine!
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01.02.2012 - 20:42
Robstar
Nice , I love these band, lets see how it will sound...
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02.02.2012 - 00:15
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
To be honest, the woman singing on 'A rose for epona' really brings it down a lot...hopefully her voice will be omitted elsewhere on the album.
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06.02.2012 - 06:04
Rating: 10
patrickmetal12
Need to vote.... deserves a 15 at least.
and dude, ana... shes hot and her voice is angelical. =)
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07.02.2012 - 06:57
Rating: 6
ruffio
I loved about 1/3 of the album, the rest didnt do it for me at all. 6/10
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08.02.2012 - 14:02
Rating: 7
freedom forever
Written by musicalkaratekid on 02.02.2012 at 00:15

To be honest, the woman singing on 'A rose for epona' really brings it down a lot...hopefully her voice will be omitted elsewhere on the album.

Unfortunately, the song "Alesia" is even much worse I can't understand this new "poppish" trend in their music!!! Anyway, it will make for them a lot of money...
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08.02.2012 - 15:20
Kenos
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The girl singing in this album is unbearable. I'd rather listen to a buzzing squeaky entry phone.
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08.02.2012 - 18:00
Rating: 8
musicalkaratekid
Written by freedom forever on 08.02.2012 at 14:02

Written by musicalkaratekid on 02.02.2012 at 00:15

To be honest, the woman singing on 'A rose for epona' really brings it down a lot...hopefully her voice will be omitted elsewhere on the album.

Unfortunately, the song "Alesia" is even much worse I can't understand this new "poppish" trend in their music!!! Anyway, it will make for them a lot of money...

Yeah i agree, their music has taken a much 'poppier' turn. Oh well, it is still 'bearable' for the most part.
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09.02.2012 - 11:09
DaUndataka
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I've always considered them "poppish". I really don't see, or hear, how this album is any different from previously released albums. I like it though.
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10.02.2012 - 00:02
Rating: 9
RhaegarTargaryen
Telcontar
The first one to rate it, so I hope most of others will agree... 9 !
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... For years I have traveled in coldness,
But my heart is warm as the darkened sun above me...
Nothing can never take away
What I've seen with these tired eyes
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10.02.2012 - 03:30
Rating: 9
Destructo
Written by RhaegarTargaryen on 10.02.2012 at 00:02

The first one to rate it, so I hope most of others will agree... 9 !

Agreed !! It's definitely a 9.
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10.02.2012 - 11:55
Rating: 7
neonxaos
Goddammit, I need this on my Spotify already!
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10.02.2012 - 17:01
Rating: 9
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
This album has the same problem Everything Remains had : layers of cool folk on generic (read "boring") Gothenburg metal. Plus, Anna taking more and more place? I don't know... Her contribution was great on "Slania's Song" and "Qoth the Raven", but she sounds fucking annoying wether she sings ("A Rose for Epona") or shrieks ("The Siege"). The band is even beginning to recycle old melodies, which is never a good thing. I'll keep on listening and hope this will grow on me but so far I'm not very enthusiast.
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12.02.2012 - 05:42
chronic-headache
I say POO to the nay sayers, this is one of my most antipated releases of 2012!!
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13.02.2012 - 00:18
Rating: 8
Wes
definitely has value to me as an album, but not as good as the last ones most likely. Still needs time.
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13.02.2012 - 15:39
Rating: 5
3dd
Bah, nothing new or special here. I gave it 3 chances, and all I can say is that "Meet The Enemy" is a good song.

Written by Guest on 13.02.2012 at 00:02

A big disappointment... Why Eluveitie, why?!

A few words to say - generic sound, recycled melodies, monotonous album. Love previous two though!


Yes, Eluveitie always made a generic sound, not original at all. Evocation I - The Arcane Dominion was a kind of exception, though.
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14.02.2012 - 07:11
Rating: 4
AXA
I don't like this album with this stuff
...fast and Noisy album
I don't feel any thing special in this band .
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14.02.2012 - 10:49
dream weaver
Huge disappointment,uninspired.Please raise your standards metalheads!
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