ARTIST:

KORPIKLAANI

(FINLAND)
TITLE:

JYLHÄ

(2021)
LABEL:

NUCLEAR BLAST

GENRE:

PAGAN/VIKING METAL

TAGS:
Folk, Intimist, Rasping vocals
"Confirming a return to artistic grace, Korpiklaani signs with "Jylhä" one of his best albums that transports us to the far North through a deliciously dancing folk metal."
NOISE (13.01.2021)  
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After having experienced various fortunes, a fiery start to their career and then mediocre albums, the Finns of Korpiklaani have managed to stabilize themselves. The folk metal band had the good idea to take its time and delivered nice albums tinged with the spirit of the North. A little more than two years after "Kulkija", the new kid is here. His name is "Jylhä" and sees the arrival of a new drummer, Samuli Mikkonen. The cover is often an indicator: here, this man at the beginning of a path that seems to be waiting to be followed, is a clue to what awaits the listener.

In thirteen titles, Korpiklaani takes us on a journey to the heart of legends and lands filled with mystery. The album is like a novel that we explore. It has two highlights at the beginning and the end, 'Verikoira' and 'Juuret', two long and exciting pieces, a dark and melancholic folk metal with an inhabited screaming vocals, a mystical side and a catchy music with the sound of accordion and violin. The band shows itself at its best, far from the too festive wanderings of the past.

Between these two titles, the plunge is total. Korpiklaani deploys the best of a dancing, heavy and esoteric style in the manner of a tale. 'Niemi', 'Leväluhta' or 'Pohjia' make you want to go into a trance and dance with their mystical atmosphere. Melody and power combine perfectly with a wild character, well-placed choruses and inspired folk passages, on guitar, accordion or violin.

But other, deeper tracks show a band that has found its flame again. The strength of the North can be felt at every moment in songs like 'Mylly' or 'Kiuru': each instrumental passage, each inhabited song gives the shiver, Korpiklaani signing there attaching hymns. Only 'Sanaton Maa' denotes, sounding like a melodic and catchy title from the 80's, not far from Lordi.

With "Jylhä", Korpiklaani confirms his return to grace. The time of futility seems to be forgotten at last to make way for a dancing and festive folk metal but with a soul, a real one, the one that reminds us how fascinating the North and its legends are.


More informations on http://www.korpiklaani.com/



SIMILAR BANDS:
FINNTROLL, ENSIFERUM, SKYFORGER, ARAFEL, DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER, ELVENKING, TURISAS, DALRIADA, HULDRE

TRACK LISTING:
01. Verikoira
02. Niemi
03. Leväluhta
04. Mylly
05. Tuuleton
06. Sanaton maa
07. Kiuru
08. Miero
09. Pohja
10. Huolettomat
11. Anolan aukeat
12. Pidot
13. Juuret

LINEUP:
Jarkko Aaltonen: Basse
Jonne Järvelä: Chant / Guitares
Kalle "Cane" Savijärvi : Guitares
Matti "Matson" Johansson : Batterie
Sami Perttula: Accordéon
Tuomas Rounakari: Violon
   
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