Unfortunately, I haven’t listened before to Moonsorrow but considering their new album “Jumalten Aika” (translation: The Age Of Gods) that is about to change. And that is because these guys from Finland, with a name inspired from Celtic Frost’s “Sorrow Of The Moon”, just released one the best albums that I’ve listened during this year.
Their folk/pagan black metal is great and it makes you stick to it as soon as you listen to it. Despite its long duration (five songs, 67 minutes) it doesn’t get boring at all and keeps you interested until the end with its powerful compositions and great atmosphere. The black metal riffing and vocals co-exist with the choir vocals and the various folk melodies. The lyrics are of course in their native language, as all of their discography. The cover art is fantastic and in the booklet you will find their lyrics translated in English. Finally, the limited CD version includes two covers. “Soulless” from grave and an amazing performance on “Non Serviam” from the mighty Rotting Christ.
For the fans of: Bathory, Falkenbach, Darkestrah