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Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.86 | 28 ratings

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5 stars Ok, an e.p...e.p. with a 30 minute song. Wow, this is something new . And there are extra tracks including 2 recorded songs and 2 covers...and they are all near or at least over 10 minutes.

Yea, Moonsorrow always go over the top...and this is no exception...and did it work, definetly.

Yea, in this review I will only really talk about the title track, cause thats the main attraction.

Yea, Tulimyrsky, is probabbly the most epic thing ever. Seriously, it is just powerfull beyond expectations. Yes, it is bombastic, epic, powerfull, just use a thesaurus, any word can be used to describe it.

The lyrics, again in Finnish, tell an epic tale about Vikings and fire...basically. But yes, there is alot to offer in this half hour of theatrics and mythology.

The vocals have been bettered than there debut album, and even the music is better written.

At the start, there is a slow atmospheric lead up with sound effects and narration. Then the epic blasts begin, and black metal riffs take over that would leave Immortall crying. After that, early Enslaved passages take over and would make the listener cry.

Then after all the epic Emperor esque passages, it slows down again, leading into jaunty folk tunes with moutharp (bingy bongie). After that, a jauntier tune takes over.

Then at about 20 minutes into the song, the black metal like riffs are heard again, and then more epic sounding blasts (reminds me of the recapitulations in classical sonatas). Then at about 25 minutes, it slows down again, and a very beautiful melodic passage takes over, and that leads into the last few verse, with an epic choir. The choir beautifully sings battle chants and ends on a diminished major 7th chord. Hair falls out after listening.

For Whom The Bell Tolls betters Metallicas version, anyday...thats how good this band are.

CONCLUSION: Out of all the e.p's I've heard of any band, this suceeds them all. Epic as hell and hair raising. Battle metal at it's finest.

arcane-beautiful | 5/5 |


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