Elvenking - Era


7.8 | 105 votes |
Release date: 14 September 2012
Style: Folk metal, Power metal

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73 have it
17 want it


01. The Loser
02. I Am The Monster [feat. Jon Oliva]
03. Midnight Skies, Winter Sighs
04. A Song For The People
05. Animals
06. Through Wolf's Eyes
07. Walking Dead
08. Forget-Me-Not
09. Poor Little Baroness
10. The Time Of Your Life
11. Chronicle Of A Frozen Era
12. Ophale
13. Khanjar [deluxe edition bonus]
14. Grey Inside [limited Digipak edition bonus]
15. I Am The Monster [Damna's vocals only] [limited Digipak edition bonus]

Line-up
Davide "Damnagoras" Moras - vocals
Aydan - guitars
Raffaello "Rafahel" Indri - guitars
Jakob - bass
Symohn - drums
Fabio "Lethien" Polo - violin

Additional info
"Poor Little Baroness" was released as a lyric video on July 31st of the year 2012. A video clip for "The Loser" was released on September 12th of the year 2012.

Guest review by
R Lewis
Rating:
8.5
Elvenking seem to have fun in alternating great albums with releases which, without being Lulus, still disappoint a bit. I mean: after the great The Winter Wake came the pretty forgettable The Scythe, and the same happened for Two Tragedy Poets and its successor Red Silent Tides. This should be the turn of the great album, have the Italian folk metallers maintained this trend?

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published 09.01.2013 | Comments (4)

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28.02.2012 - 19:41
JakeTheSage
Can it not suck like RST?

Please?
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22.07.2012 - 18:42
Rating: 8
Sentenced Odiin
gothic.moorion@gmail.com
The loser's ball --> the loser...
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Life has given me much, maybe taken more...
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22.07.2012 - 22:55
FeskarN
Teemu Mäntysaari guitar solo?! I must hear this.
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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31.07.2012 - 22:48
Rating: 8
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
I like everything they've done since The Winter Wake, even the abhorred The Scythe. This one lets you expect something darker than RST. I'm quite enthusiastic about this.
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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14.09.2012 - 09:05
MR19K
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Hm, I was expecting a bit more in the folkish veins since they generally have been marketing this album as "enough of the commercial shit, back to older aspects" but it's good. The last three songs (- Ophele) + Khanjar are some killer tracks imo.
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14.09.2012 - 17:36
Rating: 8
Chris Steele
The best Elvenking album in a long time
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14.09.2012 - 20:11
Rating: 10
shiruka
Finally, after two weak's albums , a true album of Elvenking! Very good, excellent choirs! Note 10!
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14.09.2012 - 20:26
Rating: 6
BLIND GUARDIAN
Maybe I am listening to a different album cause to me it's just VERY MEDIOCRE!
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15.09.2012 - 17:07
Rating: 5
R'Vannith
ghedengi
To be honest I can barely find anything to like about this one either. Red Silent Tides sounded like they were picking things up, but this doesn't leave me impressed at all.
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20.09.2012 - 20:23
Rating: 9
R Lewis
That Useless Guy
The cover does really suck, but the album is close to a masterpiece. Back to their initial folky tunes.
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We could be so much more than we are. Stop.
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21.09.2012 - 05:50
Rating: 9
aldamirgwh
Very good album, way better than RST... and a very good surprise... I wasn't expecting a new release so soon!
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23.09.2012 - 19:06
Rating: 9
farfaramir
Well, this one is a surprise...
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29.09.2012 - 03:43
Susan
Smeghead
Excellent! Finally Elvenking reminds us why we love them.

Their recent albums were fun and all but seriously... nothing compared to the songwriting and especially the performance skill and energy of the early classics. This one DOES compare
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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07.10.2012 - 22:50
Rating: 7
The Norseman
After listening to this album I come here waiting to find really bad critics about it but for my surprise, I find the opposite. I promise I'll give it another try because I love Elvenking but so far the album has been REALLY boring...
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13.10.2012 - 01:03
Rating: 9
mikeprado30
For myself is excellent, but sadly I must to say it seems they never will return to the sound in their 3 first albums. But even though they are doing nice music.
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BARDS WE ARE, BARDS WE WILL BE!
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11.01.2013 - 14:18
Fritillaria
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There is a song named Khanjar which means bodkin, I wonder why they have chosen that title !
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11.01.2013 - 14:35
Rating: 5
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Guest on 11.01.2013 at 14:18

There is a song named Khanjar which means bodkin, I wonder why they have chosen that title !

Dunno why they chose the name but it's a pretty good song, the best on this album I think. It's an instrumental btw.
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11.01.2013 - 14:54
Fritillaria
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Written by R'Vannith on 11.01.2013 at 14:35

Written by Guest on 11.01.2013 at 14:18

There is a song named Khanjar which means bodkin, I wonder why they have chosen that title !

Dunno why they chose the name but it's a pretty good song, the best on this album I think. It's an instrumental btw.

now that I'm listening to the song on youtube it's got strong oriental tone.Perhaps that's the reason, and yeah regardless of the genre I liked it but I would love to know which of them chose that title.
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11.01.2013 - 15:00
Rating: 5
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Guest on 11.01.2013 at 14:54

now that I'm listening to the song on youtube it's got strong oriental tone.Perhaps that's the reason, and yeah regardless of the genre I liked it but I would love to know which of them chose that title.


Sounds like it yeah, and it's a bit different to the sort of folk they usually go for. Guess that's why it's a bonus. A pleasant surprise anyway.
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19.08.2013 - 03:00
Rating: 7
rdhelli@gmail.com
There were some memorable moments for sure. it's obviously a development after RST and Scythe... still not 100% convinced. looking forward to their further work to make my mind up.
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10.09.2014 - 22:24
Rating: 7
musicalkaratekid
Undeniably catchy, and with a strong folk sound running throughout the majority of the tracks. I still find the overblown melody and so-so vocal delivery slightly off-putting, but the instrumental performance is enough to make up for that. My personal highlights would be "I am the Monster" and "Forget-Me-Not".
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