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Talvi

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  13.02.2008 at 19:34
I just discovered this one album band from Germany, Finsterforst (means Dark Forest), and even though it's not the best band ever and that, fans of the genre may want to check their debut, Weltenkraft. They play Folk/Black, very similar to Windir in sound, specially vocals, and Equilibrium in spirit, with its happy feeling and melodies, excelent for partying and drinking.

What makes them unique is that among the folk elements there is an accordion, which they use almost always. Add to that some progressive elements (they even have some very long songs) and a special guest from Eluveitie, and you have a winner.

Of course, they have some bad things, like being too long (almost 80 minutes can be difficult to digest) and that the vocals are almost always the same, combined to the fact that it's so long, it may bore some people. Still, a band that you may want to check.
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baldur

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  14.02.2008 at 00:52
yeah finsterforst is cool i like the accordion it gives their music something special
but i wouldnt compare them to windir there are more folk elements in finsterforsts music
ive also seen them live once they ve done a great show
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  14.02.2008 at 04:03
"Weltenkraft" is good, but a little drawn out. I felt like it could have shortened by about 10 minutes.
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  14.02.2008 at 09:43
Good band but I havnt listening tham much only my spac ebut I agree it is good quality band something not so dark, but still great
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  15.02.2008 at 20:32
I have Weltenkraft, I used to be very excited about it when I first got it, but it soon dimished. the album is to long especailly since the songs rarely change from feeling and the screams are very repetive.
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Talvi

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  19.02.2008 at 20:09
The problem it's not their length, but that the actual music there isn't enough diverse to be heard at once. If they did, let's say, a 45 +/- minutes album and saved some material for the next one, it could have been MUCH better.

Oh, and using diferent vocals around there, just in some songs, could have helped a lot. Hope they realise these and get a better album, because they are quite promising.
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  11.06.2008 at 19:23
Yeah, they sound great at first but that declines a bit. The vocals are also a bit monotonous, and that bores me quickly.
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  01.01.2010 at 00:13
Written by Talvi on 13.02.2008 at 19:34

I just discovered this one album band from Germany, Finsterforst (means Dark Forest), and even though it's not the best band ever and that, fans of the genre may want to check their debut, Weltenkraft. They play Folk/Black, very similar to Windir in sound, specially vocals, and Equilibrium in spirit, with its happy feeling and melodies, excelent for partying and drinking.

What makes them unique is that among the folk elements there is an accordion, which they use almost always. Add to that some progressive elements (they even have some very long songs) and a special guest from Eluveitie, and you have a winner.

Of course, they have some bad things, like being too long (almost 80 minutes can be difficult to digest) and that the vocals are almost always the same, combined to the fact that it's so long, it may bore some people. Still, a band that you may want to check.



Sound like Windir? Hardly... Windir had much more black metal elements then Finsterforst, and FF is much more folky then Windir. I truely miss Windir, but in the same I really do like FF and thier three albums are great! My point here... not like Windir.
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MetalSpider

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  01.01.2010 at 01:46
Finsterforst sounds more like Moonsorrow.
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FeskarN

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  01.01.2010 at 02:33
The band sounds a combination between Moonsorrow and Finntroll. Pretty good music but all the songs sounds the same too me...
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  02.07.2011 at 04:51
I got Urwerk a week or so ago (their first EP + Weltenkraft) and so far I think it's one of the greatest musical discoveries i've ever made! They sound like a more folky Equilibrium, with less synths and a heavy accordion (?). The last 3 songs were a bit monotonous but there are some great tracks - especially Lauf der Welt, Des Waldes Macht, and Schatten der Nacht.

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