With the release of One Man Army, the forthcoming new studio offering from Finnish folk metal collective, ENSIFERUM, now just two weeks away, today Loudwire offers up "Heathen Horde," for public consumption.
Captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo
(Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in
Lappeenranta, Finland, the predominantly analog-recorded One Man
Army wields eleven tracks of the band's signature synthesis of
Viking, folk and power metal swathed in fantastical themes of Scandinavian
Already reaping critical acclaim from media outlets globally, Metal
Hammer gushes of the record: "ENSIFERUM have produced their most
polished album to date; one that bulges with bombast and rages with frostbitten
grit… these northern sword-wielders are close to finding the perfect recipe for
taking folk into the mainstream of metal - all without losing a shred of
Notes Loudwire, "ENSIFERUM has become
one of folk metal's finest acts, experiencing a huge surge in popularity during
the last few years. ENSIFERUM's music awakens one's inner warrior… it's a pity
fighting to the death with swords and battle axes is illegal nowadays."
Sample "Heathen Horde" at loudwire.com.
Never mind what these sites say - we'll be posting our review here pretty soon....