|Review: Finntroll - Nattfödd|
Label: SpineFarm Records
Year released: 2008
Originally released in: 2004
Genre: Folk Metal
Review online: April 19, 2009
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
Rated 4/5 (80%) (19 Votes)
The Finnish trolls who sing in Swedish always manage to put out a fun album, certainly one of the finest bands to drink to. Album number three entitled Nattfödd sees Finntroll hitting their stride as one of the finest examples of Folk Metal, widely regarded as their best amongst the fans. This is their only album featuring vocalist Tapio Wilska, who displays a lower growl than previous singer Jan "Katla" Jämsen and an altogether more interesting style of vocals. Here we see Finntroll at their peak featuring some cool dirty riffs stirred in with traditional Finnish folk music – one of the few metal bands that make you literally want to dance. This album features their best known track, the ludicrously fun "Trollhammaren", and personal favorites of mine such as the insane "Eliytres" or the short "Ursvamp". Really their isn't much to be said about Nattfödd besides the fact it's a ridiculously fun album providing ample enjoyment - Folk Metal fans should not be without this. A special mention should go to the part 3:15 into Vindfärd / Människopesten with some awesome double bass work, and a genius folk part proving Finntroll can do epic. Altogether an album that should not be overlooked and something I feel every metal fan should hear at least once.
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