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Finntroll - Midnattens Widunder

8 | 282 votes |
Release date: 1999
Style: Extreme folk metal


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01. Intro
02. Svartberg
03. Rivfader
04. Vätteanda
05. Bastuvisan
06. Blodnatt
07. Midnattens Widunder
08. Segersång
09. Svampfest

Jan "Katla" Jämsen - vocals
Henri Urponpoika "Trollhorn" Sorvali - guitars, keyboards
Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta - guitars
Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa - guitars
Samu "Beast Dominator" Ruotsalainen - drums
Sami "Tundra" Uusitalo - bass

Guest musicians
Tapio Wilska - clean vocals on "Vätteanda" and "Midnattens Widunder"
Mistress Helga - accordion on "Midnattens Widunder"

Additional info
Recorded and mixed 6th-17th September 1999 at Wallstone Studios by Tuomo Valtonen.
Mastered at Finnvox by Mika Jussila.

Staff review by
I guess this is the weirdest band I've heard in a long time, I thought Finntroll was a Black Metal band but after hearing Midnattens I really do not know which genre they are, a mixture of Black, Folk, even a slight spice of gothic Metal, and some other elements I can't describe.

The album in execution (instruments) is quite average if you ask me, nothing really complex or outstanding, but that's only when you pay attention to just one instrument, the thing is that when you hear everything together sounds impressive, that is what makes Finntroll a different band actually, a lot of simple riffs combined with nice keyboards, which by the way is the most important instrument in this album (the keyboards pack Midnattens with all kind of atmospheres and incredible feelings), the bass-lines are not awesome or anything (in fact there are few songs where you can actually "hear" the bass-lines) and the drumming is ok, so when I say that what matters is the instruments combined I mean it.

published 21.01.2005 | Comments (3)

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17.01.2013 - 16:41
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
After listening to this album I fell in love with Finntroll's music so it holds a special meaning for me, even if I like their second album more. Crazy humppa metal!
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
19.10.2013 - 20:07
Rating: 8
Vocals are awesome!
Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
13.11.2013 - 14:42
Album ID = 666
"Hope is the greatest of all evils, for it prolongs the torment of man." - Friedrich Nietzsche
22.05.2014 - 19:22
Rating: 10
Old but still gold
28.08.2016 - 23:39
Bad English
Some fairy tail music from the forest a bit pre I net day wonder I say
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18.04.2017 - 17:55
Rating: 10
Everybody starts somewhere and finntroll started with a blast. Though I might Think it isn't their best albums it still have plenty of good songs.

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