1. Finntroll – ‘‘Vredesvävd’ 55 out of 60 points, well well, that’s a winner for sure. The whole team had the latest Finntroll album in their top 3! Their last album dated all the way back to 2013, but what a hell of a comeback they made. Albums like Ur Jordens Djup and Nifelvind remain in my regular rotation, soon to be joined by Vredesvavd. Singles like Mask and Ormfolk could easily nestle in either, despite being conceived a decade apart. Ever familiar entrances, interchanges and melodic aura help to forget the passage of time with supporting gang hymns teleporting to forbidden Forrest soirées. It should also go without saying that Mathias “Vreth” Lillmåns continues to excel as frontman and vocal expert of the harsh persuasion that only gets better with time, like a yummy spicy whiskey. Not overshadowing the arrangement expertise of keyboardist-composer Henri “Trollhorn” Sorvali. Their latest creation thoroughly satisfies every expectation and scratches all folk metal itches, in complete blackened humpa abandonment.
Rating: 9.6Release: 18 September 2020 Label: Century Media Records Not sure about the rest of ya’ll, but 2020 has thoroughly thrust my inner ear off balance and utterly derailed any semblance of a moral compass off course, life experience vertigo in the new age or something. Irrespective of personal psychoanalysis, …Continue reading →
Finntroll announce European tour to support to-be-released “Vredesvävd” album. After aeons of forging plans, writing new hymns and hiding from plagues we can finally announce that we are crawling out from our caves and into the tourbus again. March 2021 we will hit mainland Europe with our new album Vredesvävd, …Continue reading →
25/26-4-2014Stadthalle Lichtenfels, Germany Ragnarök is a small festival that’s taking place in Lichtenfels. However, never let the size of things misguide you, because on this festival the best of pagan- folk- and black-metal come together. With bands like Arkona, Finntroll, Skálmöld en Manegarm, there were enough bands for the folk-metal …Continue reading →
Finally headlining their own tour again, I got the chance to talk with Mathias (Vreth) from Finntroll about lots of stuff. About Boney M, Grant and Forsyth, why humans are a plague to the planet and of course the new album Blodsvept.
On a Friday-evening in May we’re off to Dordrecht to the Bibelot more precisely where Finntroll will be performing tonight. These guys are on tour with a new album in their pockets Blodsvept entitled, and which you probably have heard by now! The supports are Killfloor Mechanic and Keep of …Continue reading →
By: Nick Score: 9,5/10 Release: 25-3-2013 Label: Century Media Records After a long wait, it’s finally there, the new album from Finntroll! Since Finntroll always delivered high-quality material, I was really curious to find out what the new ‘Blodsvept’ would bring us. Probably you ask yourself what this album sounds …Continue reading →
During Heidenfest, we had the chance to talk to vocalist Vreth of Finntroll. He proved to be in a good and chatty mood, immediately after we met he started to talk about how nice it was to be back in Holland. Since it wouldd probably be snowing back home in Finland, he was glad he could enjoy the (relatively) nice weather in Holland. When we finally found a quiet spot where we could sit, we had of course a lot to talk about! You can read everything, from the previous album to the upcoming album, from social media to performing.
21-10-2012 013, Tilburg Heidenfest was hosted by the modern location 013 this evening. Where there usually are old factories for this occasions 013 is a very modern venue. Everything is taken care of, you can eat and drink inside the venue there’s enough space everywhere and the sound is very …Continue reading →
Heidenfest 2011 Location: 013, Tilburg 9 Oktober 2011 Photography: Dorien Every folk-metalfan in the Netherlands know it, every year the heidenfestcircus visits al least one Dutch city. This time it was 013 in Tilburg where the Heidenfest took place. Organized by Rock the Nation as well. The event has most …Continue reading →