Album 0357: Moonsorrow – Viides Luku – Hävitetty

moonsorrow-viides_luku_havitetty

Release Date: 2007
Genre: Folk Metal

Tracklisting:

1. Jäästä Syntynyt/Varjojen Vita (Born Of Ice/Stream Of Shadows) (30:10)
2. Tuleen Ajettu Maa (A Land Driven Into The Fire) (26:19)

Total Length: 56:29

Note: The title translates to Chapter V – Ravaged.

Jäästä Syntynyt/Varjojen Vita begins with a lengthy intro, though that seems obvious from the track’s enormous length. The song builds up wonderfully to a sort of mini-climax, before slowing things back down. The song kind of gets to the heaviness first around six minutes, and doesn’t slow down for another ten after that. It’s just a wonderful mixture of the transcendental qualities of black metal that I love with this band’s heavy laden production and textures. The whole track is amazing for the entire length, and it only gets better the more times I hear it.

Tuleen Ajettu Maa opens in a familiar manner for the band, with what sounds like a few men sitting around a campfire. A chant begins and grows, until the song about explodes. This track is just as big and dense despite the four minute difference. The whole album is ridiculous to try and understand the first or even fifth time through. The compositions are so well done, never boring and always keeping you engrossed. It’s kind of unbelievable.

Final Rating: 9/10

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