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in 2003, the finnish humppa metal band finntroll released an accoustic album called visor om slutet (songs about the end). unfortunately (for me), it took me four years to find out about it. it features a variety of folk songs: some rythmic, intense and melodic themes, some sound scapes which, when i close my eyes and let my thoughts go, paint beautiful pictures inside my head. it feels like roaming through ancient finnish forests, as in a fairy tale… so beautiful… meeting tweeting birds, trees swaying in the wind, trolls, chanting shamans… so many different instruments… if you have never listened to this, you definitely should. in my opinion, it’s worth every minute of time spend hearing it (even if you don’t like metal).

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[...] than two weeks later i also had the rest of their albums lying on my desk. simlarly to finntrolls visor om slutet, v: hävitetty is a very special album. consisting of just two tracks, each having around 30 [...]

spielwiese. » Blog Archive » best albums this year. wrote on february 23, 2008 at 20:48:

[...] finntroll: visor om slutet. [...]

musikwiese. » blog archive » finntroll. wrote on january 08, 2011 at 19:48:

[...] a rather different piece from their 2003 album visor om slutet, an album i already raved about on spielwiese (in fact, that was my first post there after the obligatory hello world post). the album is purely [...]