|Review: Moonsorrow - Tulimyrsky|
Label: SpineFarm Records
Year released: 2008
Review online: July 15, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 4.43/5 (88.57%) (28 Votes)
Only Moonsorrow would release an EP that is actually longer than their last full-length. When cover artists Kris Verwimp told me he was working on a new Moonsorrow cover, I was expecting a new album, but actually Tulimyrsky ("Firestorm") is one new song, two covers, and two re-recorded songs from their demo days. That sounds disappointing, but with a band this awesome, it really isn't.
I said there's only one new song here, but this is Moonsorrow, so it's a monster: Twenty-nine minutes of pure Moonsorrow Pagan/Folk mastery. The titular song is huge, epic, and enthralling. Frankly, the EP could have been just this song and been worth it, but they decided to add some value. I will confess when I saw a cover of "For Whom The Bell Tolls" listed I was not excited at all, but...and I hate to admit this...the cover is utterly kickass. If you didn't know it was a Shitallica song, you'd never guess it from the sweeping, epic monster Moonsorrow have made it into.
For the next two tracks Moonsorrow go back to their demo days, re-recording two old songs with new style. "Taistelu Pohjolasta" is much more in a Black Metal style, while "Hvergelmir" is more epic and melodic in line with their more recent works. The last song is a cover of a song by Swedish band Merciless, and they have turned it into a thirteen-minute storm of pagan ownage, because they are Moonsorrow.
I am not a fan of EPs in general, or of cover tunes either really, but this is a great disc, and fans of Moonsorrow will definitely not want to skip it.
|Other related information on the site|
|Review: Jumalten aika (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)|
Review: Kivenkantaja (reviewed by Iconoclast)
Review: Tulimyrsky (reviewed by Pagan Shadow)
Review: V: Havitetty (reviewed by Lars Christiansen)
Review: Verisäkeet (reviewed by Sargon the Terrible)
Review: Voimasta Ja Kunniasta (reviewed by PowerMetal59)
Interview with Mitja Harvilahti, Marko Tarvonen and Henri Sorvali on October 24, 2015 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Video: Aurinko ja Kuu (Fan Video)
|Click below for more reviews|
|Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines ALL REVIEWS |
Copyright © 1999-2016, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt. All Rights Reserved.