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Release date: 23 November 2012
Style: Pagan folk metal


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01. Nichts Als Asche
02. Fremd
03. Am Scheideweg
04. Stirbt Zuletzt
05. Ein Lichtschein
06. Rast
07. Flammenrausch

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Oliver Berlin - vocals
David Schuldis - rhythm guitar
Simon Schillinger - lead, rhythm & acoustic guitar, synths, programming
Sebastian "AlleyJazz" Scherrer - keyboards
Cornelius "Wombo" Heck - drums
Tobias Weinreich - bass
Johannes Joseph - accordion, vocals

Additional musicians:
Sevan Kirder - tin whistle
Richard Oax - guitar
Darksome Timberland - flutes

Choir - Johannes Joseph, Sevan Kirder, Simon Schillinger, Cornelius Heck , Mikhail Heck, Richard Oax, Simon Reichert.

Staff review by
Demonic Tutor

The remnants of what used to be one of the largest forests in Europe still conceal its share of mysticism and magic. Many a creepy tale originated from the German Black Forest and from the very same Black Forest hails the pagan folk metal band aptly named Finsterforst . For their upbeat display of pagan mastery on their previous album, they have garnered much deserved attention across the folk scene. Yet they have been criticized for sounding like Moonsorrow. Some people you can never satisfy. Somewhere along the road, people have seemed to forget that folk metal has its deepest roots in Germany. Well before the Vikings revived the flame, a few occult bands were throwing caution to the wind by reinventing the tried-and-true music from medieval time. Finsterforst are the proud descendants of those bands and their third studio album Rastlos Restless in English] is here to consolidate their status.

published 20.11.2012 | Comments (15)

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.:Nataras:. - 07.10.2012 at 15:22  
  Heeeeeeeeeey! good news!
Uller - 09.10.2012 at 04:36  
  Dooooooooooooo want!
Tagträumer - 29.10.2012 at 21:45  
Rating: 6 Offical preview:
3dd - 27.11.2012 at 19:49  
Rating: 6 ...Zum Tode Hin was far far far better.

This release bored me to death, almost felt asleep.

Huge let down.
Fredd - 27.11.2012 at 21:34  
  They're trying to sound like Moonsorrow. They've done it pretty well but their older style is better.
Ag Fox - 10.12.2012 at 09:53  
Rating: 8 Not something I would listen to often, but surprisingly enjoyable and cheese-free for me
skime - 18.12.2012 at 21:15  
Rating: 9 After first listening it was just good, but now it grew for me to excellent album. This isn't boring music, you just need to understand the beauty of it.
Fredd - 31.12.2012 at 16:27  
  I take back everything I said. This is actually excellent.
Susan - 31.12.2012 at 19:09  
  Probably their best album. Talk about long, sweeping lines!!
broequin - 03.01.2013 at 15:21  
  I love older albums, specialy Zum Tode Hin...BUT!... this albums is great! Folk instruments are not so represented like before, but in this case, I think it´s better. Very good music, nice melodic parts with normal voice mixed with hard... Top 20 albums for 2012 definetly for me.
nille - 03.02.2013 at 16:10  
  The album is very good ...

Making music is very good ... Of space with traditional instruments have very beautiful album .....

But I do not think this would take first place in the standings ....

But in general, is to go higher
nille - 03.02.2013 at 16:12  
  The album cover is very beautiful
Unhealer - 23.02.2013 at 04:33  
Rating: 8 Thanks again MS awards, this is pretty epic. Sounds a lot like Moonsorrow yes, but it's different enough.

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