KORPIKLAANI - Spirit Of The Forest / BLACK 2LP
The Finnish backwoods clan, KORPIKLAANI, released their debut, Spirit Of The Forest, back in 2003 when folk metal was still a new yet growing genre. The album was very successful in large part due to its pure danceability. Now, KORPIKLAANI is re-releasing this legendary record as re-mastered vinyl edition for the first time ever, including a bonus live track of “You Looked Into My Eyes / Wooden Pints”
Spirit Of The Forest starts off with “Wooden Pints” – a catchy folk song featuring impressive melodic lines led by the violin, that will immediately have you tapping your feet. Another strong selection, “God Of Wind” is a powerful up-tempo song with strong and heavy riffs. Jonne Järvelä’s deep voice roars with the roughness of Finnish winter nights while the accordion provides a smoothness like untouched snow.
Its guitar riffs set the perfect base for "Within Trees” — a great acoustic-inspired piece filled with beautiful, calm flute melodies. The atmosphere of this song transports you to a serene forest with nothing but the trees around you, breathing the fresh air, listening to the sound of nature.
Every song on this record is a mini-masterpiece carved from Finnish wood and crafted to warm your senses.
1 Wooden pints
2 Before the morning sun
3 God of wind
4 With trees
6 You looked into my eyes
8 Man can go even through the grey stone
9 Pixies dance
10 Juokse sinä humma
11 Crows bring the spring
12 Hengettömiltä hengiltä
13 Shaman drum
14 Mother earth
15 You Looked Into My Eyes / Wooden Pints (Live)
Recorded on 02/03/19 in Porto (Wayfareres & Warrior Tour 2019)