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Finntroll  


You've got a bunch of guys from Finland, singing about trolls and goblins, so what else would you call the band but Finntroll? This highly entertaining sextet has brought forth a unique style, taking a black metal base and mixing in Finnish humppa influences (humppa is a variety of polka), resulting in a sound that simply must be heard. The polka influences are subtle, but they are there for the listening, and they are quite enjoyable and fascinating to hear. Another twist -- they are all Finns, but sing entirely in Swedish. While the image and lyrics don't match, they have a bit in common with Viking metal, as they are both feature predominant keyboards and a similar rousing approach to their stongs. Their albums are short, quick and to the point, and just plain fun to listen to. A great band.

Sadly, misfortune has plagued the band since the release of their second album, starting with the forced retirement of vocalist Katla due to a worsening throat condition, and ending with the tragic death of founding guitarist Somnium. Eventually the band regrouped, drafting replacments for both members, and in 2004 released their new album Nattfodd, preceded by the Trollhammaren EP. Thankfully, the core Finntroll sound remains intact, as the band is as manic as ever on Nattfodd.

Current Members

Vreth (Mathias Lillmåns)

vocals

Skyrmer (Samuli Ponsimaa)

guitars

Routa (Mikael Karlbom)

guitars

Tundra (Sami Uusitalo)

bass (Shape Of Despair)

Trollhorn (Henri Sorvali)

keyboards (Barathrum, Moonsorrow)

Virta (Aleksi Virta)

keyboards

Beast Dominator (Samu Ruotsalainen)

drums (Barathrum, Rapture, Shape Of Despair)

Former Members/Guests

Katla (Jan Jämsen)

vocals

Tapio Wilska

vocals (Wizzard)

Somnium (Teemu Raimoranta)

guitars (Barathrum, Impaled Nazarene) RIP: March 16, 2003, died from injuries sustained during a br


Discography



Midnattens Widunder 
1999 Spinefarm
  1. Intro
  2. Svartberg
  3. RivFader
  4. Vatteända
  5. Bastuvisan
  6. Blodnatt
  7. Midnattens Widunder
  8. Segersång
  9. Svampfest
  • Katla
  • Skyrmer
  • Somnium
  • Tundra
  • Trollhorn
  • Beast Dominator

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Jaktens Tid 
2001 Spinefarm
  1. Krig
  2. Födosagan
  3. Slaget vid Blodsälv
  4. Skogens Hämnd
  5. Jaktens Tid
  6. Bakom Varje Fura
  7. Kitteldags
  8. Krigsmjöd
  9. VargTimmen
  10. Kyrkovisan
  11. Den Hornkrönte Konungen
  12. Aldhissla
  13. Tomhet och Tystnad Härska
  • Katla
  • Skyrmer
  • Somnium
  • Tundra
  • Trollhorn
  • Beast Dominator

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Visor Om Slutet 
2003 Spinefarm
  1. Suohengen Sija
  2. Asfågelns Död
  3. Försvinn Du Som Lyser
  4. Veripuu
  5. Under Varje Rot Och Sten
  6. När Allt Blir Is
  7. Den Sista Runans Dans
  8. Rov
  9. Madon Laulu
  10. Svart Djup.
  11. Avgrunden Öppnas
  • Tapio Wilska
  • Skyrmer
  • Somnium
  • Tundra
  • Trollhorn
  • Beast Dominator

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Trollhammaren 
2003 Spinefarm
  1. Trollhammaren
  2. Hemkomst
  3. Skog
  4. Försvinn Du Som Lyser
  5. Helvete
  • Tapio Wilska
  • Skyrmer
  • Routa
  • Tundra
  • Trollhorn
  • Beast Dominator




Nattfodd 
2004 Spinefarm
  1. Vindfärd / Människopesten
  2. Eliytres
  3. Fiskarens Fiende
  4. Trollhammaren
  5. Nattfödd
  6. Ursvamp
  7. Marknadsvisan
  8. Det Iskalla Trollblod
  9. Grottans Barn
  10. Routas Vaggvisa
  • Tapio Wilska
  • Skyrmer
  • Routa
  • Tundra
  • Trollhorn
  • Beast Dominator

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



Ur Jordens Djup 
2007 Spinefarm
  1. Gryning
  2. Sång
  3. Korpens Saga
  4. Nedgång
  5. Ur Djupet
  6. Slagbröder
  7. En Mäktig Här
  8. Ormhäxan
  9. Maktens Spira
  10. Under Två Runor
  11. Kvällning
  • Vreth
  • Skyrmer
  • Routa
  • Tundra
  • Trollhorn
  • Beast Dominator

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer 



Nifelvind 
2010 Spinefarm
  1. Blodmarsch (Intro)
  2. Solsagan
  3. Den Frusna Munnen
  4. Ett Norrskensdåd
  5. I Trädens Sång
  6. Tiden Utan Tid
  7. Galgasång
  8. Mot Skuggornas Värld
  9. Under Bergets Rot
  10. Fornfamnad
  11. Dråp
  • Vreth
  • Skyrmer
  • Routa
  • Tundra
  • Trollhorn
  • Virta
  • Beast Dominator

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Lords Of Metal  Metal Underground  Metal Observer  Angry Metal Guy 



(EP) Blodsvept 
2013
  1. Blodsvept
  2. När Jättar Marschera
  3. Nattfödd (Live at Wacken 2006)
  4. Det Iskalla Trollblodet (Live at Wacken 2006)
  5. Can You Forgive Her (Pet Shop Boys cover)
  6. Rivfader (Demo)




Blodsvept 
2013 Century Media
  1. Blodsvept
  2. Ett Folk Förbannat
  3. När Jättar Marschera
  4. Mordminnen
  5. Rösets Kung
  6. Skövlarens Död
  7. Skogsdotter
  8. Häxbrygd
  9. Tva Ormar
  10. Fanskapsfylld
  11. Midvinterdraken
  • Vreth
  • Skyrmer
  • Routa
  • Tundra
  • Trollhorn
  • Virta
  • Beast Dominator


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