Finntroll
Jaktens Tid


4.0
excellent

Review

by NorseLaQuet USER (3 Reviews)
May 22nd, 2006 | 21 replies | 39,710 views


Release Date: 2001 | Tracklist


1 of 5 thought this review was well written

The new metal genre is sweeping the frozen wastelands of the north. What is this new sound? TROLL METAL! The bringers of this new creative fire are Finnish metal/polka players Finntroll, with their unique mixture of storytelling, mythology, and plain barbarism that is best served cold with a side of flesh.

The album is best enjoyed by someone who either knows Swedish, or has a translation handy. There are a few English translations of Finntroll lyrics on the internet; however, many of those are rather awkward and inaccurate. Mostly the lyrics follow the story of a Troll-King and his minions raping, pillaging,and killing christians.

But even if you don’t have the lyrics, the album is still a great ‘background’ listen. The melodies are pervasively provocative throughout the album, and several tracks are very well orchestrated.

The musicianship on this album is of very high quality. There are guitars, keyboards, double bass along with electric bass, accordions, and a tight drum section. All of the instruments are very well played, however the guitars are sometimes overly simplistic. Also one can find the frequent huppa (Finnish polka) rhythms somewhat boring in the long haul. The vocals are good, with some growling in Finnish, but the best parts of the vocals are the clean vocals on a few of the songs.

Overall a very unique album with an interesting outlook on metal music as a whole, however it is not easily accessible, and some may be turned off by the vocals being in another language. But if you are a metal fan who appreciates a more ‘classical’ approach to music, then you will find this album enjoyable.


Good Tracks:
Födosagan
Jaktens Tid
Krigsmjöd
VargTimmen
Aldhissla


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Mister Mop
May 22nd 2006



266 Comments


i got nattford coz this metal head in a CD store recommended it....i think i might get this too if its as good as nattford

Mister Mop
May 22nd 2006



266 Comments


btw...good review

CaptainWaits
May 22nd 2006



21 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

This albums excellent folk metal. It was my first Finntroll, and still my favorite to this day.

Shadows
Moderator
May 22nd 2006



2530 Comments


I can't stand this band at all.

Zak_262
May 22nd 2006



24 Comments


iv really been getting into folkmetal bands lately and finntroll is one of the best iv heard. If you like finntroll check out the band moonsorrow they're really good to

NorseLaQuet
May 22nd 2006



5 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"I can't stand this band at all."

perhaps you would like to elaborate a bit?

Shadows
Moderator
May 22nd 2006



2530 Comments


The melodic/black metal/folk parts are great, but the polka sections make me sick to my stomache. I can't stand listening to something that ridiculous.

Silenius
May 22nd 2006



304 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

m/


Polka+Trolls = slaughters the feeble Christians.


A classic for sure.

WeezerTool523
May 23rd 2006



12 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I like this album, very different than most metal I listen to.

Anglachel
November 16th 2006



152 Comments


"m/

Polka+Trolls = slaughters the feeble Christians.

A classic for sure."

:lol:

Ok review.This Message Edited On 11.16.06

Baldrick
December 1st 2006



19 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Troll metal pwns.

HeadCharge123
June 1st 2008



475 Comments


This band are such a fun listen

Zyhaal
February 28th 2010



193 Comments


Probably should check this out. Their newest efforts is awful compared to Nattfödd.

buddhaabdi
May 26th 2010



103 Comments


This album is PERFECT. PERFECT I said.

Dryden
May 26th 2010



12928 Comments


u sure

DeathByAstonishment
August 1st 2012



269 Comments


The fuck is this? I don't even...

DeathByAstonishment
August 1st 2012



269 Comments


This album angers me, and not in a productive way.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 12th 2012



19674 Comments


This band makes me happy : )

foxblood
March 8th 2013



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

man i really need to start jammin this band again

foxblood
April 2nd 2013



6797 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh man it's been a while since i've jammed this, forgot how next level this shit is. way better than their new stuff, and that's still pretty good



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