I have an affinity for Finnish bands. Maybe it’s something about their melancholic undertones that surrounding the particular sound and style that has emanated from that part of the world, but it has always enraptured me. Moonsorrow however, is one of those bands that I have never quite been able to grasp as strongly as some of the others, but with the release of their upcoming album Jumalten Aika (Click here To Read Our Review) however, that perception could change. This album grows on subsequent listens. With five tracks and a 70 minute run time, this album is something which, these days, is a time investment, but is also something that delivers on its core goal. This isn’t In Extremo, it isn’t Eluveitie, and it certainly isn’t Finntroll, but if you are after something that channels that pagan/folk vibe. Coupled with the darker undertones, then this album is for you.
Gearing up for the album release, Metal Wani’s Editor in Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with Moonsorrow founding member Ville Sorvali. Ville discusses upcoming album ‘Jumalten Aika’, why it took 5 years to write the album, concept of the album, lyrical approach and spiritual side of Moonsorrow and it reflects on new album. Ville also talks about change in record label, artwork, bonus material, upcoming tours and much more.
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