Korpiklaani – Noita


Due for release on 4th May ‘Noita’ is the ninth studio album from Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani. With their previous album ‘Manala’ having been release in 2012, this has indeed been a long wait. So, the questions remains…has the wait been worth it?

If you are a fan of their previous albums, the combination ofDue for release on 4th May ‘Noita’ is the ninth studio album from Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani. With their previous album ‘Manala’ having been release in 2012, this has indeed been a long wait. So, the questions remains…has the wait been worth it? If you are a fan of their previous albums, the combination of folk and heavier styles and the fast, rhythmic beats that, even on first listen, clearly translate even better for a live audience…then yes. As with their previous releases, ‘Noita’ does everything you would both expect and hope for whilst managing to go that step further. ‘Viinamäen Mies’ kicks things off with the upbeat, happier tone that you imagine if thinking of Korpiklaani and one that calls to you to grab those nearest to you and dance/jump/generally move about with the rhythm. There’s no let up either with their next track, as it’s faster and very even on rhythm throughout. Aside from a very brief break in the melody about two-thirds of the way through, it keeps up that pace till the end. Again this is another track I would immediately want to hear live as throw in a few beers, some random people and […]

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