Style: Folk Metal
Release date: June 29th 2007

Finnish Humppa Folk Metal band Korpiklaani did take me by surprise when I first heard their second album “Voice of Wilderness” (2005). I was swept away by their catchy and enthralling melodies and decided to check out their first album “Spirit of the Forest” (2003) as well. It was almost as good as “Voice…” but their best album to this date is still “Tales Along This Road” (2006). This album is a masterpiece if you ask me.


So my hands were trembling a bit when I first threw this, their 4th and brand new album “Tervaskanto” in my CD-player because my expectations were very high… very high. So.. are my expectations fulfilled? Yes… even though that I doesn’t consider this album to be a masterpiece… it’s still very, very good.


Korpiklaani still follows the same path as on their previous releases so nothing new under

the sun… but that’s fine with me. We still get everything from drums, bass, guitars, violins, flutes and accordions… and this album is packed with more than memorable and catchy songs that could stay in my mind forever. Their music just hits me where it hurts… to put it simple and most of the songs are up-tempo Folk Metal... and it’s quite difficult to sit still while listening to this album. The songs definitely remain interesting all the way through and feature a very captivating mood that will draw you in without question if you enjoy this kind of music.


We get 11 tracks with a splendid production and the limited edition comes with a bonus DVD, "Live from Wacken". So hurry up and get this album now if you’re into Humppa Folk Metal because Korpiklaani takes Folk Metal into another dimension. Period.

Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: May 16th 2007
Website: www.korpiklaani.com