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September 17, 2012 5 Comments

Steff Metal reviews: Ensiferum – Unsung Heroes

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Unsung Heroes, the newest studio album from Finnish folk metal favorites Ensiferum, is due for North American release on September 18. Folk metal fans will have been eagerly awaiting this announcement, as the band’s last album, 2009’s From Afar, was definitely their strongest effort yet. Their sound is classic Finland […]

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September 28, 2011 2 Comments

Wacken Open Air 2011: Every Band I saw at Wacken Reviewed

I’ve been putting off writing about Wacken for a few weeks, because trying to articulate the awesomeness of this year’s festival into a series of 500 words posts seemed like such a fruitless endeavor. Instead of just repeating my daily diary (which went something like this: “Dear diary – today, […]

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February 3, 2011 8 Comments

Amorphis, Nightwish, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Finntroll, Skepticism: Finnish Metal Albums Reviewed

It wouldn’t be a Finnish Metal week without digging out a few Finnish Metal albums and reviewing them. The album choice I’ve made here is based on grabbing the first six Finnish metal albums off the top of one of my CD stacks. It’s quite a mainstream selection, but I […]

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February 2, 2011 15 Comments

A Short and Heavy History of Finnish Metal Music

A little history lesson on Finnish metal, compiled in about 20 minutes from total memory while a nerd tries to fix my internet, so please feel free to comment/correct in the comments if I haven’t got this quite right. Finnish Metal: The Beginning Finnish metal began when tr00 metal began […]

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