Finntroll
Nattfodd


4.0
excellent

Review

by Lord Hypnos USER (5 Reviews)
January 20th, 2005 | 37 replies | 9,729 views


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist


7 of 8 thought this review was well written

Finntroll - Nattfodd

Released April 2004

The Band:

Wilska - vocals
Skrymer - guitar
Routa - guitar
Tundra - bass
Trollhorn - keyboards
Beast Dominator - drums

The Tracks:

1. Vinfard/Manniskopesten - 5:36 - ( "Windjourney/The Human Plague" ) The first minute or so is just sounds of the wind blowing with, what sounds like battlecries in the background. Once Manniskopesten starts, though, the song is a whole different beast. It starts out sounding not unlike many symphonic black metal bands, that is untill Trollhorn comes in with his folk melodies, which you begin to hear hints of at 3:15. The song really gets going at 3:36 when those melodies really come into the forefront and give the song an epic feel. The lyrics are about the "human plague" (ie: the Christians) invading their homeland. 4.5/5

2. Ellytres - 3:46 - ( "Ellytres" ) From what I gather, Ellytres is a sort of god to the troll people. The lyrics are pretty dark and mostly about hate and pain. Musically, it starts out with a short, folkish melody on a piano before launching into a brutal death/black metal song with some epic keyboards over it. Everything fits well, the music really matches the lyrics well. 4/5

3. Fiskarens Fiende - 3:47 - ( "Fisherman's Enemy" ) Fishermen's Enemy is about a vengful sea demons who enjoy attacking humans. How cool is that? As usual epic keyboards abound, but there are some really cool group vocals which really add a lot to the song. At 2:14, the music stops and there is what seems to be drunken singing over an accordian and some seagulls. The song sounds exactly like one would expect to hear in a tavern at about 2 am when it is full of rowdy, drunken fishermen singing songs and just having a ggod time. 4.5/5

4. Trollhammaren - 3:32 - ( "Trollhammer" ) This is the song that got me hooked on Finntroll. It is guarenteed to get stuck in your head like a barbed spear through the stomach of a christian. Everything just fits so perfectly here: the keyboards, the guitars, the bass, the drums, and the vocals all work together so well. 5/5

5. Nattfodd - 4:51 - ( "Nightborn" ) The mellow keyboards in the opening continue through most of the song over top of some brutal riffs. At 2:00, the song starts to get very mellow and goes into a little acoustic midsection with some awsome folk synth. 4.5/5

6. Urswamp - 2:02 - ( "Ancient Mushroom" ) Yay for accordians!!! This song just screams "good times" and is definitely a party song. Shorter than most of the other songs, there is very little in the way of variation here. But who cares? This is just so short and fun. 4/5

7. Marknadvisan - 1:59 - ( "The Market Song" ) My least favorite song here. It doesn't even start untill 2:21 everything before that is just a short skit about 2 peists that wnet to the market to buy new robes and got killed by a group of trolls. Cool story but the music is just mediocore traditional black metal. 2.5/5

8. Det Iskalla Trollblodet - 3:54 - ( "The Ice Cold Trollblood" ) Ahhh, this is much better. More awsome riffs mixed with folk melodies. It is hard to believe that these guys can take the same basic premise for a song and use it over and over to make such unique and different songs. 4.5/5

9. Grottens Barn - 4:36 - (" Children Of The Cave" ) Starts out with a really...um...unique intro. It sort of sounds like a spring to me. Weird. Anyway, the song itself is slower that all the other songs and has an extremely epic feel to it. The keyboards at 2:46 always make me think of warriors charging into an epic battle. My favorite track. 5/5

10. Rok - 2:22 - ( "Smoke" ) The closing track is an instrumental completely unlike anything else on th album. Performed on acoustic guitars, it is stunning, especially after listening to the rest of Nattfodd. It really makes you appreciate the talent these guys have and the dedication they put toward their music. 5/5

Overall:

Finntroll are a very unique act that, unfortunately, many people will simply pass off as a novelty. They are sumpremely talented musicians and song writers that write well crafted and catchy songs that don't take themselves to seriously. My only complaint about this album is that it is too short. 36 and a half minutes is nowhere near the length of album that I would like. Other than that, this is a superp album that is definitely worth picking up. 4.5/5


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superpeer
January 21st 2005



257 Comments


I want to get this, and you're right, Trollhammaren is extremely catchy.

Stoic
April 15th 2005



161 Comments


nice song descriptions and quite helpful for someone who hasnt heard the album yet (=me).

Dead_Trench
April 30th 2005



159 Comments


Good review, Trollhammaren is the song that got me into them too.

circleofdeadchildren
September 1st 2005



119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice Review,This is a damn good cd.

94_Hours
October 2nd 2005



73 Comments


almost the best folk metal band

Arrakakaka
October 20th 2005



685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Another folk black metal band? I must have this!

It's not as raw as I'd expect it to be, yet it still is overall worth your money. Yet I got it for free.This Message Edited On 10.22.05

Werny
December 4th 2005



148 Comments


I've heard Trollhammaren, good times guys, good times. Need to get this.

And out of curiosity, are these guys serious, or meant to be a funny joke? Because the film clip for Trollhammaren is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

King_Of_Terrors
December 13th 2005



52 Comments


Noice.

I love this album! (see avatar)

Tyler
Emeritus
January 22nd 2006



7928 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Ha, your avatar is different now.
I love this album, but I get sick of it pretty easily.

Kingofdudes
January 22nd 2006



294 Comments


Thats how I feel too. It's great to listen to when drving around with friends.

the2stranger
January 23rd 2006



130 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Finntroll is pretty nice, especially on a party.
But I can't listen to it all day
Nice review, Ilove the detail on the lyrics and all :thumb:

Lunarfall
January 31st 2006



3179 Comments


This is now one of my favorite albums of all time. Definently a must-get. Even for people who hate folk sounds, you will definently like this album, especially metalheads.

This album has got some insane drumming. This Message Edited On 01.31.06

EnemyWithin904
February 7th 2006



2 Comments


Great album... I remember seeing a picture of them in the back of Metal Maniacs and it looked pretty funny and a friend of mine picked the album up a little later and I must say this is one Hell of an album...I am now a firm believer that accordians have a place in heavy metal

Anglachel
April 23rd 2006



152 Comments


TROLLHAMMAREAN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice review.This Message Edited On 11.16.06

ajmm268
May 14th 2006



51 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

this album is f@cken awsome

SCREAM!
May 22nd 2006



9979 Comments


I listened to Trollhammaren and thought it was really good. But i cant stand the most of the other songs

Digging: Agalloch - The Serpent and the Sphere

JumpTheF**kUp
December 19th 2006



2710 Comments


One of my friends sent me Trollhammaren, and I must say, its pretty freakin' good.

Good review.

Lunarfall
March 1st 2007



3179 Comments


The Trollhammaren music video is SO hillarious.

south_of_heaven 11
November 17th 2007



5433 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is so damn addicting.

Hawks
June 24th 2008



34628 Comments


This album is awesome. Trollhammaren is so damn catchy.

Digging: Equilibrium - Erdentempel



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