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Finntroll

Finntroll is an extreme metal/folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They combine elements of black metal and death metal with type of Finnish folk music called "Humppa". Finntroll's lyrics are mostly in Swedish, the only exception being the song "Madon Laulu" (in Finnish) on Visor Om Slutet. Finntroll's first singer Katla decided to use Swedish over Finnish since he was part of a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland and the sound of the language seemed to better suit the band's "trollish" outfit. Despite several vocalist changes, this tradition has since been continued.

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Finntroll is an extreme metal/folk metal band from Helsinki, Finland. They combine elements of black metal and death metal with type of Finnish folk music called "Humppa". Finntroll's lyrics are mostly in Swedish, the only exception being the song "Madon Laulu" (in Finnish) on Visor Om Slutet. Finntroll's first singer Katla decided to use Swedish over Finnish since he was part of a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland and the sound of the language seemed to better suit the band's "trollish" outfit. Despite several vocalist changes, this tradition has since been continued.

According to band members Vreth and Skrymer, they took their name from an old Finnish legend where Swedish priests coming to Finland had an encounter with a wild-looking man who killed most of their party. The survivors came back bearing the tale of the Finn-Troll.

As of March 2013, the band's discography includes 5 full-length albums and 3 EPs. A fifth album is already finished and waiting for its release in late March.

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LPs
Blodsvept
04/02/2013

3.5
63 Votes
Nifelvind
2010

3.7
110 Votes
Ur Jordens Djup
2007

3.6
112 Votes
Nattfodd
2004

3.9
189 Votes
Jaktens Tid
2001

4
147 Votes
Midnattens Widunder
1999

3.7
70 Votes
EPs
Blodsvept (EP Version)
02/28/2013

3.8
3 Votes
Trollhammaren
2004

4
56 Votes
Visor Om Slutet
2003

3.3
44 Votes
Rivfader Demo
1998

3
1 Votes

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