May 28, 2015

Xul (2015) Extinction Necromance [EP]

Band: Xul
Country of Origin: Canada
Status: Active
Genre: Blackened Death metal
Type: EP
Format: CD
Length Approx.:  30:00 min.
Release Date: 05-19-2015
Current label: Independent
Release label: n/a

IR Classification: Moderate (3.0 / 5)

Plenty of elements to excel, but baffling mixed choices

Xul is a five piece band based in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada they were formed in 2008, since then they began writing music for what will be their first full length titled "Malignance" with eight brutal cuts, it was released in June 16th 2012, as an independent release, their style can be described as Blackened Death metal, taking influences from bands such as Dissection, Behemoth, and Immortal.

In 2015, they come to light their new production as an EP entitled "Extinction Necromance" which contains four tracks full of savagery, literally Xul will destroy you from the opener track "Frozen, We Drown", it comes to fuse brutality and tech death metal fast as hell and with the slow parts it's simply blunt, a guitar riff which comes from the bowels and growling vocals, this cut has wide range of textures to appreciate, then comes "Orbit of Nemesis" the symphonic intro doesn't prepare you for the sonic assault that this guys have crafted for you, overflowing tech death metal, there is a predominant riff along the track which sound incredible and will stick to you, "Chaos Requiem" falls in the more melodic Xul can offer us, but without losing the brutal contrasts, exceptional transition from fast tempos full of energy to the slowest tempos where melody take over, vocals are morbid and disturbing, the last cut is "Summon the Swarn" a peaceful intro that soon blast into a chaotic reverb, drums are possessed by an entity delivering a magnificent job with the drumsticks, this track shows up their skills at composition, instrumentation is devastating a killer piece, guitars are undoubtedly the best part of this epic track, which ends with the same peaceful chords, in my opinion this is the best track in "Extinction Necromance" EP.

However, they fail miserably in production which doesn't help them to much to display their full potential in composition, they have a good riff, good pace, melody and technical, all well mixed with brutality, here there are plenty of elements to excel, however turns out  by baffling their mixing choices, they ended up with a prefabricated sound.

Stay True... Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:

1. Frozen, We Drown
2. Orbit of Nemesis
3. Chaos Requiem
4. Summon the Swarn

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May 25, 2015

Amputory (2015) Ode to Gore

Band: Amputory
Country of Origin: Finland
Status: Active
Genre: Death metal
Type: Full length
Format: CD
Length Approx.:  34:00 min.
Release Date: 05-10-2015
Current label: Xtreem Music
Release label: Xtreem Music

IR Classification: Good (3.7 / 5)

A pure dose of old school death metal

Every day it is very likely that you listen to hundreds of bands claiming or invoking that they sound like the old school death metal, but it is true that only very few bands can capture and convey the essence of the old school death metal which was born in the decade of the nineties and Amputory is one of these bands, it seems like they are relatively  new playing Death metal, but their roots goes deeper in the Finnish scene of the nineties some of them being former member of local bands such as (Pestigore, Disinter and Shadowen) to mention few, so basically what we have here is an old wolf pack, that grew up along side of the old school in the background, that's why is not strange to be compare them with bands such as (Funebre, Adramelech or Demigod).

Amputory comes to present us their album debut titled "Ode to Gore" which contains eight tracks of pure evilness, the first track "Enslaved in the Basement" is brutal, explosive from beginning low tuned riff and growls as they comes from hell, "Ode to Gore" groovy riff mid pace melodies and the drums are convincing and ruthless, "Cleansing the Blade" is a furious fast pace cut, is interesting how they built without complication a death metal song, "Aghori" it might be the slowest track in the album with sick riff of bizarre melody by the end adding some chants followed with a folk passages make of this cut versatile, "Unclean" offers some riding riff very catchy the fast sections sounds really macabre and violent, "Bludgeoned" is a very simple straight death metal crushing guitars riff, hellish vocals the drums are intense and powerful, "Unaccountable" stick to the same formula as the previous track traditional and well executed death metal and the last track but not least in the album is "Illusion of Sanity" delivers lightning riff, backed up by an exceptional drums job, excellent combination of tempos, very smooth transition while vocals are relentless and gutturals.

This is a great album, but certainly I can't let it go without adding, there is some lack of creativity, while it is true this is a pure dose of old school death metal, it would not be bad to add a distinctive into their sound, so far this is an enjoyable album and hope that Amputory has begun their own legacy, recommended for old school metalheads and for new metalheads, this is how death metal should be played.

Stay True... Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:

1. Enslaved in the Basement
2. Ode to Gore
3. Cleansing the Blade
4. Aghori
5. Unclean
6. Bludgeoned
7. Unaccountable
8. Illusion of Sanity

Xtreem Music

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May 24, 2015

Sirenia (2015) The Seventh Life Path

Band: Sirenia
Country of Origin: Norway
Status: Active
Genre: Symphonic Gothic metal
Type: Full length
Format: CD
Length Approx.: 01:13:00 min.
Release Date EU: 05-08-2015
Release Date US: 05-12-2015
Current label: Napalm Records
Release label: Napalm Records

IR Classification: Moderate (3.4 / 5)

Seventh opus with overflowing energy and a tragidienne  finale

Mortem Veland is a very well known name in the metal scene, former guitarist of Tristania, he began his adventure under the name of "Master of Sirenia" around 2001, soon shorten the name to "Sirenia" and from then a lot of people around the globe has known his path, talented musician has crafted a singular and reliable sound which define his career, alongside with the Spanish Ailyn a classical singer, her voice stands out for the charming and sweet melodies, her presence on stage is undisputable, there is no doubt, both are the perfect to each other.

Sirenia has been through some line-up changes overs the years, but seems like they has now settled with a fixed and strong line-up, Jonathan A. Perez taking over the drums and Jan Erik Soltvedt as lead guitar.

Less than two years ago, Sirenia released their album "Perils of the Deep Blue" which has a really good reception between fans and media, setting up a great expectation to the following album, I think this time they choose to follow a safe path and their newest release "The Seventh Life Path" surely accomplished what they have in mind perfecting their sound, captured in their previous record "Perils of the Deep Blue" a mixture of Gothic metal and classic orchestrations adding some traces of extreme metal genres, here they have powerful drums, rhythm guitars, atmospheric keyboards, terrific bass, vocals are versatile and wide range from clean female vocals, choirs, grunts, whispers, and clean male vocals, the lyrical themes are varied based in life, death, hate, love, mental decline, etc. their music could be described as vehement transporting you into different atmospheres.

While I was writing this review for some reason at one point was like listening to their album "An Elixir for Existence" released in 2004, but not quite, because "'The Seventh Life Path" has guitars more fresh, more according to the actual sound, this album opens with "Seti" an orchestration that serves as an introduction, celestial choirs are also present, the third track "Once my Light" it was the first single of this album, groovy riff, flawless drumming powerful at some time and lots of feeling in the slow parts, makes this song sinking deeper in your mind, "Elixir" has a catchy rhythm riff along the song, the keyboard add dimension to this song then comes the guitar solo by Veland definitely a good song! "Sons of the North" the longest track of this album has a terrific bass intro  that will make you move then unfortunately the power earned at the beginning, fade away into an orchestral abscess, "Earendel" is an overflowing energy track rapidly all the elements are revealed really enjoyable, the interlude sounds to me like they added accordion notes, which make it interesting, "Concealed Disdain" the riff are solid and heavy, violins along the song in the background incorporate the symphonic vibe and a guitar solo well executed, "Comptemptuous Quietus" it might have one of the best riff in the whole album groovy, melodic and blunt the vocals are simply great by Ailyn, "The Silver Eye" has tremendous melody from beginning the symphonic arrangements are outstanding and the focal point are Velands growls battling Ailyn's delicate voice, the closing track is "Tragedienne" is a ballad with acoustic guitars and piano gave life to this cut slowly adding drums to make it sound memorable, here is when you can appreciate the strength and vocal capacity of Ailyn, however seems to me this cut was a leftover from their previous record and cracks the flow built along the album, nothing wrong with the song, in fact I have to admit it I like it! but surely it wasn't the end we were expecting after listen "The Silver Eye", the limited edition contains a bonus track which is “Tragica” the Spanish version of “Tragedienne”.

I want to end adding few things, their seventh opus mark their return to it's former record label Napalm Records, is undoubtedly that Sirenia has found the path where they belong, the production is clear, solid so we can appreciate all the elements blending in a natural way in this album, Ailyn's voice is stoic a bit lack of power at moments, but nothing that they cannot improve for the next album, meanwhile "The Seventh Life Path" ensures them a spot in the top bands within the sub-genre.

Stay True... Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:

1. Seti
2. Serpent
3. Once my Light
4. Elixir
5. Sons of the North
6. Earendel
7. Concealed Disdain
8. Insania
9. Contemptuous Quitos
10. The Silver Eye
11. Tragedienne
12. Tragica (Tragedienne Spanish Version – Bonus Track)

Official Website

Napalm Records

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May 20, 2015

Leviathan (2015) Scar Sighted

Band: Leviathan
Country of Origin: US
Status: Active
Genre: Black metal / Ambient
Type: Full length
Format: Digital (320 Kbps)
Length Approx.: 01:04:00 min.
Release Date: 03-03-2015
Current label: Profound Lore Records
Release label: Profound Lore Records

IR Classification: Good (4.4 / 5)

Aggressive, rabid and depressive black metal.

It's been more than three years, since Leviathan brought to light his controversial album "True Traitor, True Whore" now with a different view and leaving the past to history, Wrest offers us his most recent release "Scar Sighted" the fifth in his discography and contains ten tracks of pure evil and depressive Black metal filled with guttural screams and high pitch vocals.

Personally, I consider that "Scar Sighted" it should be the next in line after his album "Massive Conspiracy Against All Life" released in 2008, why? Very simple the newest album represent much more what he was doing at that time, however I can understand to Wrest as an artist, after those events where he was sentenced to two years probation and the remote possibility to speak about it through his music in "True Traitor, True Whore" comes alive, good or bad choice, no one can judge it.

"Scar Sighted" opens with "-" very original title for an instrumental cut, slightly over the two minutes mark and it work as preamble of what is coming to you, the hell is unleashed and "The Smoke of Their Torment" grabs you with some death metal riff, couple interludes here and there just to make it deeper, growling vocals, "Dawn Vibration" this is a great track flawless, excellent work in the drums, the production allows every blast sound magnificent, next we have "Gardens of Coprolite" which begins with a bass section accompanied by agonic drumming, suddenly a disharmonic and chaotic assault to ended up with a catchy guitar riff, "Wicked Fields of Calm" this cut it could be my favorite in the album, is aggressive, rabid and have a depressive vibe from start to end, screams are painful, relentless drums, ferocious guitar riff, meld bass to that undertone melody in the keyboards, "Within Thrall" acoustic guitars and clear chants welcomes you into a singular nightmare heavy screamed and growled vocals, the guitar riff are unpredictable, "A Veil is Lifted" predominantly distorted guitars, droning tunes and atmospheric passages a cut well balanced, "Scar Sighted" undoubtedly is the most complex and varied composition incorporating doom elements, atmospheric attributes, reverb guitar riffs shrieks and howling vocals, merciless blast beats all blended together to create a memorable cut, "All Tongues Towards" guitars fuse slowly with marching drums to meet up with speed and chaos, cavernous growls rapidly drags you to hell, excellent cut of somber black metal, the closing track is “Aphōnos” offers a dense musical structure, droning tunes are present here, howling vocals and some odd melodies make this track intricate and distressing, you will need to listen to it few times to understand this song.

The production of this album is solid, compact and clear, it allows you to experience all the elements, doom, dark, ambient, droning, death and black tinted through "Scar Sighted" the lyrics are morbid and complex displaying creativity; this is an album that undoubtedly will come to any end-of-year list.

Stay True... Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:

1. -
2. The Smoke of Their Torment
3. Dawn Vibration
4. Gardens of Coprolite
5. Wicked Fields of Calm
6. Within Thrall
7. A Veil is Lifted
8. Scar Sighted
9. All Tongues Towards
10. Aphōnos

Profound Lore Records

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May 17, 2015

Enslaved (2015) In Times

Band: Enslaved
Country of Origin: Norway
Status: Active
Genre: Progressive Black / Viking metal
Type: Full length
Format: CD (Ltd Digipak)
Length Approx.: 53:00 min.
Release Date: 03-06-2015
Current label: Nuclear Blast

IR Classification: Excellent (4.5 / 5)

A Ferocious and beautiful piece of black metal

Enslaved is one of the few bands that has always caught my attention for their versatility, unique style in the song writing process, their progressive sound with no fear to experience new horizons, that is the reason to set them apart from all the bands emerging during the second wave of black metal, it had its origin at the beginnings of the nineties.

These Norwegians has demonstrated through their twenty four year of career an incredible progression from their Black metal roots leading us by an intricate and complex musical structure, offering us records as "Vikingligr Veldi", "Mardraum: Beyond the Within", "Below the Lights", "Isa", "Axioma Ethica Odini", "RIITIIR" to mention few of their huge catalog, now they approach to us with their latest album "In Times" it consist of six tracks surpassing the eight minute mark each and provide us some of the best tunes they have recorded so far.

The opening track "Thurisaz Dreaming" begins with a furious riff as hell is coming with it, while the harsh vocals by bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson are hellish then here we go with a subtle change of pace, and keyboardist/vocalist Larsen show off his clean vocals through the piece and you realize his evolution as singer if you think of him when they released "Isa" in 2004, "Building with Fire" probably the most catchy piece in the whole album and contrary to the previous track this one is more oriented to metal/rock comparable to Amorphis sound, unpretentious riff, aerie vocals gives an ethereal proportion there is a brilliant guitar solo and an exceptional bass interlude, all this elements will stick in your mind for a while, "One Thousand Years of Rain" it has a faint introduction that moves you into a reflection, to shake you off again Kjellson explode his throat to the skies and convey to a pure raw feeling alternating with harmonic and melodic chants battling each other, the wide variety of riff and progression chords are stunning at some time make you remember Opeth's style, "Nauthir Bleeding" comes to be one of the most progressive and diverse pieces in the album, perhaps the most unfathomable in their entire career, Bekkevold delivers a drumming section that sounds epic and flawless, rarely you will find a blending feeling of dynamism and balance alike as this, “In Times” keeps the same path as its predecessor but feels like they are building a wall with those progression chords before exploding into a chaotic commotion filled of blast, tremolo picking guitars and resonant growls, the conclusion of this albums comes by "Daylight" it has an unique atmosphere, dwells in a post-rock layers and it transcends to another plane,  the chants behind the harsh intonations are mesmerizing follows by one of the best if not the best guitar solo in this album, leaving the listener ecstatic kneeling before them and suddenly the final countercharge in form of a lethal guitar riff and hellish growls comes to end with you.

What we have here is that it's unlikely we can match it with any previous record released by Enslaved, what I mean is that it's a ferocious and beautiful piece of black metal, this album has the potential to be enjoyed by the listener little by little in a natural way, you just get carried away by your senses on a journey to the frenzy with subtle melodies, that will take your breath away, it is undeniable that Enslaved has been tracing a progressive path which seems endless while providing enough contrast and smooth transition for many years to come.

Stay True... Stay Metal... Stay Brutal...

Track List:

1. Thurisaz Dreaming
2. Building with Fire
3. One Thousand Years of Rain
4. Nauthir Bleeding
5. In Times
6. Daylight

Nuclear Blast

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May 14, 2015

Bleeding Gods (2015) Shepherd of Souls 'review'

Band: Bleeding Gods
Country of Origin: Netherlands
Status: Active
Genre: Death metal / Thrash metal
Type: Full length
Format: CD
Length Approx.: 41:20 min.
Release Date: 02-23-2015
Current label: Punishment 18 Records
Release label: Punishment 18 Records

IR Classification: Good (3.7 / 5)

Straight brutal death metal uncompromised

On this occasion I want to talk about this band from Holland, first when I hear the name of Bleeding Gods, their origin and the genre they play, immediately came to my mind names like Asphyx, Sinister and Thanatos all of them practicing a brutal and powerful Death metal, which defines the bands from that country, Bleeding Gods were formed at the end of 2012 and they are experienced musicians who have been played in bands such as Sinister, Supreme Pain, Deadcell, Houwitser, Mirdyn and Debauchery to name a few.

At the end of April 2013, they released their first EP entitled "Blood Symphony" the theme of their lyrics is based on war and history, ancient gods, the Mayans, the ancient Egyptians, Greek gods, etc. Bleeding Gods, play groovy riffs and a shredding Death metal with Thrash influences.

"Shepherd of Souls" is an album that contains a powerful, direct, and brutal Death metal without compromise, explosive drums, aggressive vocals and bestial guitars that puts you at the threshold of hell, the first track "Abyss of the World" fits perfectly with this description "Into the Depth of Misery" by mixing chord thrash with a Death metal lethal, the growling vocals are powerful inflicting pain to your senses, the track that gives title to the album "Shepherd of Souls" begins with a killer guitar riff, crushing unceasingly drums give proportion to this track that turns out to be catchy for the time being, "Rise from Ashes" is  a track that dwells in the thrash metal side of the band, however they know how to infuse death metal essence in their notes, “Ixmucané (I)” effective! Sensitive! acoustic section, fits very well in this part of the album these notes, will take you to the next hell, “The Lords of Xibalbá (II)” definitely the track most thrasher in the album composed by sharp riff  and unexpected speed changes are a constant in this song a true piece of Thrash metal, “Glorious Relentless Destiny” is a brutal thrash/death metal discharge in your face, powerful guitar riff along the song, relentless drums and a guitar solo, which takes you to the edge of the abyss, follows “Empire of the Immortals” this track keeps the spirit of the previous song, here you can hear a huge amount of riff, one after another a very solid piece, “Human Weakness” crushing guitars, blasting drumming, cryptic vocals well defined thrash/death metal song don't forget the furious guitar solo as dictates by the Old School Death Metal, “Symbolic Sculptures” great way to close a good album, excellent instrumentation seems like a mid pace song but almost at the end they release again their wrath to wreck down what remains of you.

I am pleased to tell you that this is a great album full of good riff, appalling drums, bestial vocals and brilliant lyrics all mixed in a current, fresh and clean production but retaining the essence of the Old School Death metal, Bleeding Gods is a band that meets the expectations that only experienced musicians can provide, here there are no regrets, just a direct and brutal death metal uncompromised.

Stay True... Stay Metal... Stay Brutal...

Track List:

1. Abyss of the World
2. Into the Depth of Misery
3. Shepherd of souls
4. Rise from Ashes
5. Ixmucané (I)
6. The Lords of Xibalbá (II)
7. Glorious Relentless Destiny
8. Empire of the Immortals
9. Human Weakness
10. Symbolic Sculptures

Official Website
Punishment 18 Records

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May 9, 2015

Mind Suppressor (2013) Final Judgment [EP]

Band: Mind Suppressor
Country of Origin: Mexico
Status: Active
Genre: Death metal / Thrash metal
Type: EP
Format: Digital (320 kbps)
Length Approx.: 30:50 min.
Release Date: 11-09-2013
Current label: Independent
Release label: n/a

IR Classification: Good (3.6 / 5)

Bone crushing death / thrash metal.

Mind Suppressor are a relatively young band that was formed in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco in Mexico in the year of 2011, they play a well-defined Death/Thrash metal, citing influences from Old School Death metal, you can hear in their music, influences from bands such as Pestilence, Death and Unleashed in appropriate proportions to add their own style and cogency.

Without more preamble "Final Judgment" opens with "Descend into the Valley of Thoughts" an instrumental track filled with melancholy and sadness it is reflected upon the guitars, then is linked with "Beyond Reality" a song with its own intro in a semi-slow pace some of these riff remind me of Schuldiner, later comes a shout similar to the Hedlund, but unfortunately not as memorable as Hedlund trademark, the guitars are heard powerfully and cohesive, the guitar solo is full of feeling, “Impetuous Kátharsis” it has crushing riffs, the drums added personality to this track and the vocals makes me remember the Dutch band Pestilence, to precise under Martin van Drunen era, at the end the guitar solo is something that you will remember out of this song, “Eternal Suffering” This track is very interesting here you can listen merciless drums from the beginning until the end and the great quality and technical skills that they own in song writing, without a doubt, one of the best track in this recording, “Warriors of Mictlan” yes, here we go again with another discharge by Esteban behind the drums, the guitars are solid and the bass fits perfect to deliver notes in a background layer, I have to tell you the vocals by Jose are pretty good with a raspy voice, gravelly, coming from the throat and are more scream-like than growls, “Fear of Eternity” is mid-pace track with an excellent guitar picking tremolos, trashy chords and melodies that lead you to the most brilliant guitar solo in the album a blistering drums patterns, make this song very enjoyable, The grand finale is the track titled "Final Judgment" few words can describe this track as crushing, aggressive, heaviest and abrasive, here you will find a good balance in terms of instrumentation, the backing vocals are overwhelming, around the mark 2:25 there is an interlude composed of marching drums and an exquisite guitar melody, just to charge at you back with more brutality.

Mind Suppressor has deliver us a bone crushing recording that is slightly over  thirty minutes, proving us what are they made off and songs as "Beyond Reality", "Eternal Suffering" and "Final Judgment" as their flag, just set up my expectations higher for their future, this is a band worth it to check out, do not hesitate to hear them!

Stay True... Stay Metal… Stay Brutal…

Track List:

1. Descend into the Valley of Thoughts
2. Beyond Reality
3. Impetuous Kátharsis
4. Eternal Suffering
5. Warriors of Mictlan
6. Fear of Eternity
7. Final Judgment


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May 8, 2015

Ensiferum (2015) One Man Army

Band: Ensiferum
Country of Origin: Finland
Status: Active
Genre: Epic Folk Viking metal
Type: Full Length
Format: 2 CD (Ltd. Digibook)
Length Approx.: 67:10 min.
Release Date: 02-24-2015
Current label: Metal Blade Records
Release label: Metal Blade Records

IR Classification: Good (4.0 / 5)

A truly epic passage infused with folk and choruses.

Ensiferum began its journey around 1995 but it was not until 2001 where they release their highly acclaimed self-titled debut album “Ensiferum” under Spinefarm Records, Markus Toivonen and Jari Mäenpää formed a fairly efficient couple, Mäenpää remained in the band until the release of their second full length album, "Iron" in 2004 leaving Ensiferum to continue with his own project (Wintersun), Miettinen bassist and drummer Fokin they departed from the band also, but this would not be the end for Ensiferum and creator Markus, he  brought to Parviainen to filled up the drums, Lindroos on guitars and vocals (harsh), Hinkka on bass, and Enho for keyboards, this line-up recorded the EP "Dragonheads" in 2006 and the full length "Victory Songs" in 2007, keyboardist Enho decided to leave the band and its replacement is found in the person of Silvennoinen she is who has been playing with the band since then, with this group they have released 3 full length so far "From Afar" in 2009, "Unsung Heroes" in 2012 and their latest production "One Man Army".

The album kicks off with a mere epic folkish intro "March of War", it last up to one minute and a half, melodies coming out of guitars, flutes and drums set the ambiet for the next track "Axe of Judgement" it explode in your speakers fast, without mercy with their classic blend of power, folk and melodic death metal if this track doesn't make you move probably you are dead "Heathen Horde" feels like a pagan anthem calling for war, it is packed in very enjoyable guitar riffs, "One Man Army" began with a thrashy chord followed by a scream more likely as a war cry the drums sounds powerful and unrelenting, the guitars set a infectiousness fast paced for the mosh pit "Burden of the Fallen" breaks a little bit the balance in the album, I mean is good but anyone doesn't like a fly in a bowl of soup after this interlude comes "Warrior without a War" a mid paced track probably one of the best in the album here they blend perfectly harsh and clean vocals with epic choruses while the guitars keep up the good job, "Cry for the Earth Bounds" stick to the previous track far as songwriting refers, then comes "Two of Spades" it has a really interesting approach to the eurodisco sound, in the mark 1:55 it is fun and enjoyable, "My Ancestor's Blood", "Descendants, Defiance, Domination " and "Neito Pohjolan" are part of the Heathen Throne Part III at some point really exciting as their previous episodes in "From Afar", the limited edition digibook comes with four bonus tracks "Rawhide" a western song written by Ned Washington and composed by Dimitri Tiomkin in 1958 "Warmetal" it is a Barathrum cover, "Candour and Lies" the English version of "Neito Pohjolan" sung by Markus and the last track titled "Bonus Song" it is a fun song even if not intended to be a normal song, is good enough so; just sing along with Ensiferum

Old fans tend to harshly criticize the direction taken by Ensiferum, but I could bet that if Ensiferum have remained true to what the old fans call their original sound, right now they would be harshly criticizing the monotony and lack of direction "One Man Army" is a solid album, a production maybe slightly clean but with good compositions, this album could be defined as a mixture of elements found in the two previous albums "From Afar" and "Unsung Heroes" definitely a genuine piece worthy to appear in the top ten within the genre.

Stay True... Stay Metal... Stay Brutal...

Track List:

Disc 1
1. March of War
2. Axe of Judgement
3. Heathen Horde
4. One Man Army
5. Burden of the Fallen
6. Warrior Without a War
7. Cry for the Earth Bounds
8. Two of Spades
9. My Ancestors’ Blood
10. Descendants, Defiance, Domination
11. Neito Pohjolan

Disc 2
1. Rawhide* (Cover)
2. Warmetal* (Cover)
3. Candour and Lies*
4. Bonus Song*

Official Website
Metal Blade Records

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