Korpiklaani / Korven Kuningas
Album: Korven Kuningas   Collection:General
Artist: Korpiklaani   Added:Apr 2008
Label: Nuclear Blast  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-06-01 Pull Date: 2008-08-03 Charts: Loud
Week Ending: Aug 3 Jun 22 Jun 8
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 02, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Suden Joiku
3. Jun 18, 2008: Baptism of Solitude
2. Jun 21, 2008: Bloodstains Across Atherton
Northern Fall
4. Jun 04, 2008: Beerstains Across Amsterdam (Sub For Y.I.F.)

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-05-27
Uppity, often speedy folk-metal from Finland. Really festive and lots of fun. Like their their country mates, Finntroll they incorporate elements of “Hummpa” (aka: Finnish Polka) along with metal riffing. Great stuff.

(((((1))))) Bouncy, fast, “fiddle-mosh” tempo and sung with clear but mean Finnish vocals.
((((2)))) More folk but still underscore by the thick riffs. Oddly sounds like sped up, metalized traditional Italian or French with all the accordian.
(((3))) Catchy but a little too stiff and chorus-laden to work.
((((4)))) A mix of heavy rock, 1-2-3 tempos, English lyrics and some Sami (the Scandinavian equivalent of Native Americans) chanting/”joiking”. Neat.
((((5)))) Roustabout, silly but fun sort like the Pogues with a Finnish metal vibe.
(((6))) Steady, mid-paced, very catchy, big on the accordian & fiddle. A little flat in the chorus though.
((((7)))) Melodic, well-punctucated verses and again, festive and “you need to drink to this” feeling.
(((8)))) Pretty good, “gather round ‘round the fire” after you’ve had 5 too many” ballad.
((((9))))) Bouncy, repetitive verses with some rad tempo changes.
((((10))))) Fast, kinda aggressive folk-metal with some good varitations in vocals.
((((11)))) Mid-paced, very percussion & fiddle focused. Gets better over time.
(((12)))) Ballad-like with heavy guitars and low vocals.
(((13))) Shouted vocals, “mosh-accordian” lots of neat changes but this would’ve worked better earlier on the album.
((((14)))) Slow build up, sounds Sami (“Lapplander”) –styled yoiking with some flute, much more folk than metal sound. Interesting.
(((((15))))) Resonating fiddle, more yoiking, and LOTS of good riffs and folksy jams.

Track Listing
1. Tapporauta   8. Gods On Fire
2. Metsamies   9. Nuolet Nomalan
3. Keep On Galloping   10. Kantaiso
4. Northern Fall   11. Kipumylly
5. Shall We Take A Turn?   12. Suden Joiku
6. Paljon On Koskessa Kivia   13. Runamoine
7. Ali Jaisten Vetten   14. Syntykoski Syommehessain
  15. Korven Kuningas