Finntroll - Jaktens Tid

8.5 | 442 votes |
Release date: 18 September 2001
Style: Extreme folk metal


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01. Krig
02. Födosagan
03. Slaget Vid Blodsälv
04. Skogens Hämnd
05. Jaktens Tid
06. Bakom Varje Fura
07. Kitteldags
08. Krigsmjöd
09. Vargtimmen [Hedningarna cover]
10. Kyrkovisan
11. Den Hornkrönte Konungen (Rivfaders Tron)
12. Aldhissla
13. Tomhet Och Tystnad Härska

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

Guest musicians
Jonne Järvelä - joik-singing and choirs
Hanky Bannister - banjo
Tapio Wilska - Latin mumblings

Additional info
Recorded and mixed in December 2000 - January 2001 by Mr. Tuomo Valtonen at Sundicoop Studios.
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios.
Band photos by Toni Härkönen.
Cover and booklet paintings by Skrymer.
Layout and designs by Skrymer.

Titles in English:
"Age Of The Hunt"
1. War / 2. The Birth Saga / 3. The Battle Of Blood River / 4. Revenge Of The Forest / 5. Age Of The Hunt / 6. Behind Every Pine Tree / 7. Cauldron Time / 8. War Mead / 9. Wolf's Hour / 10. The Church Song / 11. The Horn Crowned King (Rivfader's Throne) / 12. Aldhissla / 13. May Emptiness And Silence Reign

The fictional name "Rivfader" literally means "Father Raze" or "Father Shred". The fictional name "Aldhissla" is made from very archaic Scandinavian but likely means "Old Wheezer" or something along those lines.

Guest review by
Doc G.
So here it is, Finntroll's sophomore effort, considered by many to be Finntroll's greatest work to date, from a band which always has a special place in my heart. There later album "Nattfodd" along with Opeth's "Still Life" are the albums that got me accustomed to harsh vocals, which in turn opened the doors for alot of musical enjoyment in the extreme metal side of things.

published 09.09.2007 | Comments (12)

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21.08.2011 - 04:00
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Great album! Humppa is very metal!
25.07.2012 - 09:30
Krigsmjöd \m/
Last FM
06.10.2012 - 19:47
Rating: 8
This album is a great example of Finntroll's trademark sound, and although some songs aren't necessary to be on the album, there is a lot of diverse musicianship on offer here.
18.01.2013 - 16:38
Rating: 9
Metal Addict
If I'd have to choose my absolute favourite folk metal album I think this album would have the biggest chance to win. It has nice folk melodies, some pretty wicked riffs, pounding rhythm section and troll-like vocals of Katla.
"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
24.03.2016 - 13:30
Rating: 10
The best album of Fintroll hands down. Tracks 3 and 4 are absolutely incredible.
21.10.2016 - 01:15
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
A bit heavier as I thought, now I am interested to listen it, language is one factor, nice artwork
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
18.04.2017 - 21:23
Rating: 10
While I do like Nattfödd more then this album I still Think Jaktens Tid is a given Close second. Jaktens Tid has more greatness spread out through out the album. While Nattfödd had majority of it's greatness put into certain songs. It's Trollhammaren that does the trick for me flipping me over to liking Nattfödd more. But Jaktens Tid is a absolute master piece. I wish someday we'd get something even coming Close to this.
27.02.2020 - 21:16
Rating: 9
Metal Rambo
This is their best album IMO. I remember listening to this thing all the time back in the day. The title track especially is among their best songs ever, a timeless classic.

Haven't seen them live for years now, but they used to be one of the absolute best metal live acts in Finland back in the early 2000's.
Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn.

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