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VERISÄKEET

Moonsorrow

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.95 | 46 ratings

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Warthur
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4 stars Moonsorrow's Verisakeet is folky black metal (or perhaps blackened folk metal) I can get behind; rather than having folk instruments playing in a folk style whilst metal instruments play in a metal style, as some less satisfying folk metal groups do, here the group weave folk rhythms and motifs into the very fabric of their compositions, so the folk instruments play in a folk style during the quiet sections and the metal instruments play in a folk style during the loud sections. Progressively minded without being aggressively prog, Moonsorrow work nature sounds in here and there, going so far as to open and close album finale Kaiku (a more or less entirely folk-based number) with birdsong and other sounds of nature. Intriguing stuff.
Warthur | 4/5 |

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