KORPIKLAANI "Tales Along The Road"

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KORPIKLAANI "Tales Along The Road"
  • Album: Tales Along The Road
  • Year: 2006
  • Label: NAPALM
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  • Finland

The five Finns have done a truly great job with this third album, perhaps the most dynamic, explosive and Heavy one! The Folk, traditional elements veil the entire sound, so that we can experience 45 minutes of rapid, emphatic and expressive rhythm. It is a trendy hybrid, where Modern Atmospheric Metal enters the Folk dimension (that some call heathen/pagan). You can only imagine the perfect synchronization of all those instruments, where the guitars entwine with the accordion, adding an extra plus to the album. Indeed I have enjoyed listening to this new material, but still, it lacks the element i consider to be essential: dark scent... this sound is too cheerful for me, it enlivens too much vitality... it is not what I would choose to listen to every single day, but we are dealing with high quality orchestration, despite the lack of Finns' original background.