Moonsorrow – Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa (2011) Review
This band makes some seriously beautiful music. I admit I hadn’t given their discography much of a listen until recently, but I think I can pretty safely say that these guys are one of my top bands. Their music is sweeping and intense, and every song takes you on an epic adventure.
I really like the vocals on this album. The black metal screams are raw but fitting with this album’s “warmer” sound (when compared to traditional black metal). The instrumentals on this album are really interesting. The music is really melodic, and sometimes it’s the guitar carrying the melody while at other times it’ll be a folk instrument or a keyboard. As for the rest of the instruments, they’re neatly tucked away under the melody, creating incredible intricacy without feeling overly ambitious. This is difficult music that is not difficult to listen to, which takes an immense amount of compositional skill to pull off.
The songs on this album are long (over ten minutes) but they don’t feel like they drag. I would definitely recommend taking an hour out of your day to just listen to this album the whole way through. It’s well worth it.Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa (2011) Review,