MOONSORROW - Jumalten Aika (Album Teaser). Century Media Records 2016.
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The new album, Jumalten Aika ( The Age of Gods ), opens with folk instruments, creating a ritualistic aura. After a minute and a half of this they storm into the larger-than-life metal you have come to expect from them. The black metal side of what they do is toned down on this album, as this one dives into folk metal on an epic scale. Holding true to their mission statement, the album does have a commanding Viking feel, without inspiring you to go into a jig with your drinking horn. Photo by Mikael Karlbom. Moonsorrow might be telling a story, but they dig into their souls and spill a great deal of emotion into the music. They return to another bare-bones metal riff to open Ihmisen Aika, but the raw nature of this is short-lived. The band doesn’t hesitate to build back up into a multi-layered attack. The bass is more present in the mix on this song as well.
Beginning with the title track, Jumalten Aika, in its opening minute, provides fans with an all-encompassing aural world of spacious grandeur flavored by imagination and wonder. The first tones of a distant flute amid peals of muted thunder herald the twang of a mouth harp, all revolving around a chanted, wordless march. The listener is carried in an embrace of sound into the world these Finns gloriously recreate with each album. Moonsorrow is all about immersion, proving over their lengthy discography that they know how to wrap up the listener like the pages of a beloved novel.
Jumalten Aika" consists of five songs, with their roots digging deep into the mythical history of Finland. Even though the lyrical theme of the album is as old as heaven, the songs still manage to invoke strong, even primordial feelings in the 21st century listener. The very essence of what makes Moonsorrow so intriguing and succesfull is infact the talent of creating irresistible melodies and then adding those melodies to the cold and raw elements of black metal, while still keeping intact with folk metal. This recipe is followed in "Jumalten Aika" aswell, but not the boring repetitive way - quite the opposite; varying it interestingly. Folk influences are even more present on "Jumalten Aika".
Jumalten Aika (CD, Album, Ltd, Dig). Jumalten Aika (2xLP, Album, Cle + CD, Album + Ltd).
On April 1st, 2016, Finnish pagan metal act MOONSORROW will release its brand-new, seventh studio album Jumalten Aika – which means ‘The Age Of Gods’ in English – via Century Media Records. Thus, including English translations of the lyrics on all physical album formats comes in quite handy, allowing deeper insights into MOONSORROW’s conceptual cosmos. Combined with a vast musical palette including choirs, keys, folk melodies as well as harsh black metal ferocity and clocking in at over 67 minutes, Jumalten Aika just like the aforementioned wolf relentlessly tears and gnaws its prey with grim determination.
Jumalten aika is very much cut from the same cloth as the band’s later material. The scope is sweeping, the development is slow. Long, slow introductory riffs, songs audibly padded out by atmospheric g fires or, like on Vkkm, footfalls through snow-and a wall of sound that sounds like no one but Moonsorrow. Jumalten aika continues the tradition, too, of being an engaging album in spite of the length of the songs
|LP-B1||Ruttolehto Incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa|
|LP-D1||Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen)|
|CD-2||Ruttolehto Incl. Päivättömän Päivän Kansa||15:21|
|CD-5||Ihmisen Aika (Kumarrus Pimeyteen)||16:00|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Century Media Records Ltd.
- Copyright (c) – Century Media Records Ltd.
- Recorded At – Finnvox
- Recorded At – Sonic Pump Studios
- Recorded At – In The Woods Studios
- Mixed At – Tico-Tico Studio
- Mastered At – Finnvox
- Lacquer Cut At – Optimal Media GmbH
- Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BG20647
- Manufactured By – Optimal Media GmbH – AG21582
- Band [Moonsorrow] – Henri Sorvali, Marko Tarvonen, Markus Eurén, Mitja Harvilahti, Ville Sorvali
- Choir – Henri Sorvali, Jakke Viitala, Janne Perttilä, Marko Tarvonen, Markus Eurén, Mitja Harvilahti, Ville Sorvali
- Cover, Photography By – Ritual*
- Lacquer Cut By – MK
- Liner Notes [Translated to English] – Kasper Mårtenson
- Management [Firebird Industries] – David Caracandas
- Mastered By – Mika Jussila
- Mixed By – Ahti Kortelainen, Henri Sorvali
- Music By, Lyrics By – Moonsorrow
- Other [Makeup & Ad] – Aino Hyttinen
- Producer – Moonsorrow
- Producer [Lead Vocals] – Mynni Luukkainen
- Recorded By – Esa Orjatsalo, Petri Majuri, Riku Katainen
- Violin, Flute – Hittavainen
- Vocals [Additional] – Helena Haaparanta, Janne Perttilä, Jonne Järvelä, Mynni Luukkainen
NotesRelease in gatefold jacket.
© & ℗ 2016 Century Media Records Ltd.
Manufactured in Germany.
Recorded 9-10/15 at Finnvox, Sonic Pump and In The Woods Studios.
Mixed 10-11/15 at Tico Tico Studio.Mastered 12/15 at Finnvox.
Photos taken at Studio Pasila.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 8 89853 01111 7
- Matrix / Runout (Etched LP side A): BG20647-01 A1 MK
- Matrix / Runout (Etched LP side B): BG20647-01 B1 MK
- Matrix / Runout (Etched LP side C): BG20647-02 C1 MK
- Matrix / Runout (Etched LP side D): BG20647-02 D1 MK
- Matrix / Runout (CD): manufactured by optimal media GmbH AG21582-01
- Mastering SID Code (CD): IFPI L573
- Mould SID Code (CD): IFPI 9702
- Label Code (CD): LC06975
|88985301102||Moonsorrow||Jumalten Aika (CD, Album)||Century Media||88985301102||Europe||2016|
|MZR CD 758||Moonsorrow||Jumalten Aika (CD, Album, Ltd, Dig)||Mazzar Records||MZR CD 758||Russia||2016|
|88985301111||Moonsorrow||Jumalten Aika (2xLP, Album, Cle + CD, Album + Ltd)||Century Media||88985301111||US||2016|
|88985301111||Moonsorrow||Jumalten Aika (2xLP, Album, Sil + CD, Album + Ltd)||Century Media||88985301111||US||2016|
|none||Moonsorrow||Jumalten Aika (CDr, Album, Promo)||Century Media||none||2016|
Title: Jumalten Aika
Date of release: 2016
Style: Black Metal, Folk Metal
Size MP3: 1225 mb
Size FLAC: 1549 mb
Rating: 4.7 / 5
Other Formats: MPC VOC DXD APE MP4 AUD ASF