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Yeah, Moonsorrow are finally here!

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Topic: Yeah, Moonsorrow are finally here!
Posted By: el böthy
Subject: Yeah, Moonsorrow are finally here!
Date Posted: December 22 2007 at 17:04
Finally Moonsorrow has been added to the site. Even though I never campaign for them to be here, and it´s understandable why it was that they were nto here, Im happy they finally are. If you have yet to listen to them I recommend their latest (and proggiest) album, it only contains 2 epics! And one of them is the BEST METAL SONG EVER... only behind Mehsuggah´s I, but still incredible!!!ClapClapClapClapClap

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Posted By: ProgBagel
Date Posted: December 22 2007 at 17:13
Haha, it caught my eye to on the recently added list. This band surely deserved a place here.


Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: December 22 2007 at 17:40

I added them today after the PMT cleared them. A band I love (prog or not), I love all albums but the two that stand out most are Havitetty and Voimasta Ja Kuniasta.

 


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Posted By: Avantgardehead
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 02:54
Not sure about this addition, they didn't strike me as prog at all but this isn't my website so whatever.

I think Finntroll should be next due to their progressive use of polka instrumentation and rhythms in metal.


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Posted By: MusicalSalmacis
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 02:59
Finntroll? Isn't that a bit too much?

Yay for Moonsorrow though, their latest release is unquestionably very progressive.


Posted By: spacemetal
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 05:03
their last two at least I feel are prog metal... and the fact that they keep getting more and more progressive means they can very well be one of the next big prog metal bands, so don't miss out on their great music, pure prog or not!

and of course, I'm the awesome guy that suggested them Wink


Posted By: Clark Ashton
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 12:28
I love Moonsorrow & Finntroll. But if they're adding folk metal to PA; they should start with Skyclad.

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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 12:34
They were suggested a few times in the past, but only this time around was there a Yes vote by the members of the PMT (of which I am no longer a member).
They were approved thanks to their last two albums which show a movement and then progress into a different path than the one previously taken with their Viking metal approach and so were not approved based on them being "folk metal".
 
Personally, I love their music and all their albums (regardless of whether it's prog or not) and there isn't one release I think is sub par, but the two standing out for me are Voimasta Ja Kuniasta and Havitetty.
 
 


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Posted By: Prog-jester
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 15:04
damn, I need to check them more precisely now when they're added

I have 2001, 2003 and 2005 releases at my disposal (can always borrow from a friend)...but this 2007 release with 2 epics only...got me curious...


Posted By: AngelRat
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 17:06
'Hävitetty' is my number one album of this year. I still need to check their older stuff.

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Posted By: angelmk
Date Posted: December 23 2007 at 21:48
moonsorrow are great , but i think it is only in the boundaries in folk/viking metal, although their latest album have some progressive moments, their preveous albums aren't prog at all, 

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Posted By: el böthy
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 11:51
It´s certainly the best metal album of the year... I mean Hävitetty of course! I´m just finishing my review!
Edit that, I have just finished it! ...I think its my longest review ever


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 12:29
Well, I share my enthusiasm of the album with you, and it is on the top of my 2007 favourites, but I disagree about your statements:
" have to hand it to you, just as about anyhting in metal, the majority of bands in the genre actually quite... suck. But there are two or three bands that actually sound quite good"
There aren't that many bands, granted, but I for one like many of the other bands, but that's a matter of taste.
 
"If you aren´t familiar with Moonsorrow and/or the Viking metal scene and want to get an idea of how it must sound... well, take Opeth´s long compositions, add the epicness of ...In the Woods, pour some Braveheard (yes, the movie) into the mix and you´ll have a pretty good idea of how it sounds. Ah, and put a lot of testosterone and stinking sweat... yes, Viking stinks! If there ever was a manly metal, this is it!
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Viking Metal came/comes from black metal origins with its shrieks, long textural guitar riffs and atmosphere but they added more melody, anthemic choruses, pagan/folklorish elements and it is not as pompous as the so-called Symphonic black metal (Dimmu borgir for example). As for Manly metal, well, I can think of others, but nevermind that.
 
Anyway, thanks for that review and I find this to be a great album (though I am sure many will dislike it).
 
 


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Posted By: King Crimson776
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 16:08
...

just illegally downloaded some of their music, these guys are like Bodom mixed with actual black metal mixed with Strawbs. Epic.

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Posted By: el böthy
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 18:11
Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

Well, I share my enthusiasm of the album with you, and it is on the top of my 2007 favourites, but I disagree about your statements:
" have to hand it to you, just as about anyhting in metal, the majority of bands in the genre actually quite... suck. But there are two or three bands that actually sound quite good"
There aren't that many bands, granted, but I for one like many of the other bands, but that's a matter of taste.
 
"If you aren´t familiar with Moonsorrow and/or the Viking metal scene and want to get an idea of how it must sound... well, take Opeth´s long compositions, add the epicness of ...In the Woods, pour some Braveheard (yes, the movie) into the mix and you´ll have a pretty good idea of how it sounds. Ah, and put a lot of testosterone and stinking sweat... yes, Viking stinks! If there ever was a manly metal, this is it!
"
Viking Metal came/comes from black metal origins with its shrieks, long textural guitar riffs and atmosphere but they added more melody, anthemic choruses, pagan/folklorish elements and it is not as pompous as the so-called Symphonic black metal (Dimmu borgir for example). As for Manly metal, well, I can think of others, but nevermind that.
 
Anyway, thanks for that review and I find this to be a great album (though I am sure many will dislike it).
 
 

but you do agree on the sweat, right?Wink


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Posted By: avestin
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 18:29
Originally posted by el böthy el böthy wrote:

but you do agree on the sweat, right?Wink
 
It's Finland, how hot can it be there to have sweat?


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Posted By: Ryth
Date Posted: December 24 2007 at 23:37
Wow, never would of though that Moonsorrow would be added here. Terrific band, prog or not.

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Posted By: el böthy
Date Posted: December 25 2007 at 13:53
Originally posted by avestin avestin wrote:

Originally posted by el böthy el böthy wrote:

but you do agree on the sweat, right?Wink
 
It's Finland, how hot can it be there to have sweat?

Partypooper...Geek



LOL


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