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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Time and time again, just when you think heavy metal has been maxed out in the "is there anything new left to do?" department, along comes a band that breaks new ground and offers a previously unheard metallic spin. Case in point, Finland's Korpiklaani. While folk music has always crept into scattered recordings by select bands over the years (side two of Led Zeppelin III, Spinal Tap's middle section of "Stonehenge," etc.), no band had been able to truly merge the two styles together as one -- let alone Finnish folk. But Korpiklaani certainly succeeded, and continue to do so, as evidenced by their 2009 release, Karkelo. For many metal bands, partying was always at the head ...
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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Time and time again, just when you think heavy metal has been maxed out in the "is there anything new left to do?" department, along comes a band that breaks new ground and offers a previously unheard metallic spin. Case in point, Finland's Korpiklaani. While folk music has always crept into scattered recordings by select bands over the years (side two of Led Zeppelin III, Spinal Tap's middle section of "Stonehenge," etc.), no band had been able to truly merge the two styles together as one -- let alone Finnish folk. But Korpiklaani certainly succeeded, and continue to do so, as evidenced by their 2009 release, Karkelo. For many metal bands, partying was always at the head of their to-do list (especially in their lyrics), and Korpiklaani's music sounds like it would provide the perfect soundtrack to a jam-packed Finnish bar on a Saturday night, especially such ditties as the lead-off single, "Vodka," as well as "Juodaan Viinaa," and the self-explanatory "Bring Us Pints of Beer." However, not all of Karkelo is party-hearty, as tracks such as "Mettänpeiton Valtiaalle" are both mellow and melodic. Alternating between lyrics that are sung in English and Finnish, Karkelo is one rowdy good time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Nuclear Blast Americ
  • UPC: 727361230623
  • Catalog Number: 12306
  • Sales rank: 33,521

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Korpiklaani Primary Artist
Hittavainen Fiddle, Viola, tin whistle
Jarkko Bass
Technical Credits
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
Jarkko Ja Laura Composer
Jarkko Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Hard driven, even if it's folk tunes in origin.

    This is my third cd from Korpiklaani, and it is very good. I realise that Finnish folk metal is somewhat outside the mainstream, but it is catchy, and memorable.

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