Origin: Helsinki, Finland  
Genres: Folk Metal, Viking Metal
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Last update/review: September 18, 2017

Ensiferum

Finnish metallists Ensiferum have thrived ever since debuting with a self-titled album in 2001, blending influences from the folk and viking genres as well as their own unique stylings to create a pretty original sound that has served them well.

Current Members

Petri Lindroos

vocals/guitars (ex-Norther)

Markus Toivonen

guitars

Sami Hinkka

bass

Janne Parviainen

drums (ex-Barathrum, ex-Sinergy, ex-Waltari)

Former Members/Guests

Jari Mäenpää

vocals/guitars (Arthemesia, Wintersun)

Jukka-Pekka Miettinen

bass (Arthemesia, ex-Cadacross)

Meiju Enho

keyboards

Emmi Silvennoinen

keyboards/backing vocals

Nette Slog

backing vocals

Oliver Fokin

drums



Discography



Ensiferum  
2001 Spinefarm
  1. Intro
  2. Hero in a Dream
  3. Token of Time
  4. Guardians of Fate
  5. Old Man (Väinämöinen)
  6. Little Dreamer (Väinämöinen part II)
  7. Abandoned
  8. Windrider
  9. Treacherous Gods
  10. Eternal Wait
  11. Battle Song
  12. Goblins' Dance
  • Jari Mäenpää
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Jukka-Pekka Miettinen
  • Meiju Enho
  • Oliver Fokin



Iron  
2004 Spinefarm
  1. Ferrum Aeternum
  2. Iron
  3. Sword Chant
  4. Mourning Heart
  5. Tale of Revenge
  6. Lost in Despair
  7. Slayer of Light
  8. Into Battle
  9. LAI LAI HEI
  10. Tears
  • Jari Mäenpää
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Jukka-Pekka Miettinen
  • Meiju Enho
  • Oliver Fokin
2004 Readers' Album #55




Dragonheads  EP
2006 Spinefarm
  1. Dragonheads
  2. Warrior´s Quest
  3. Kalevala Melody
  4. White Storm
  5. Into Hiding
  6. Finnish Medley: Karjalan Kunnailla/Myrskyluodon Maija/Metsämiehen Laulu
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Meiju Enho
  • Janne Parviainen
2006 Readers' Album #96




Victory Songs  
2007 Spinefarm
  1. Ad Victoriam
  2. Blood Is The Price Of Glory
  3. Deathbringer From The Sky
  4. Ahti
  5. One More Magic Potion
  6. Wanderer
  7. Raised By The Sword
  8. The New Dawn
  9. Victory Song
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Meiju Enho
  • Janne Parviainen
2007 Readers' Album #44




From Afar  
2009 Spinefarm
  1. By The Dividing Stream
  2. From Afar
  3. Twilight Tavern
  4. Heathen Throne
  5. Elusive Reaches
  6. Stone Cold Metal
  7. Smoking Ruins
  8. Tumman Virran Taa
  9. The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II)
  10. Vandraren (limited-edition bonus track)
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Janne Parviainen
2009 Readers' Album #54




Unsung Heroes  
2012 Spinefarm
  1. Symbols
  2. In My Sword I Trust
  3. Unsung Heroes
  4. Burning Leaves
  5. Celestial Bond
  6. Retribution Shall Be Mine
  7. Star Queen (Celestial Bond Part II)
  8. Pohjola
  9. Last Breath
  10. Passion Proof Power
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Emmi Silvennoinen
  • Janne Parviainen
2012 Readers' Album #67




Suomi Warmetal  EP
2014
  1. Warmetal (Barathrum cover)
  2. Wrathchild (Iron Maiden cover)
  3. Lady in Black (Uriah Heep cover)
  4. Breaking the Law (Judas Priest cover)
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Emmi Silvennoinen
  • Janne Parviainen



One Man Army  
2015 Metal Blade
  1. March of War
  2. Axe of Judgment
  3. Heathen Horde
  4. One Man Army
  5. Burden of the Fallen
  6. Warrior without a War
  7. Cry for the Earth Bounds
  8. Two of Spades
  9. My Ancestor's Blood
  10. Descendants, Defiance, Domination
  11. Neito Pohjolan
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Emmi Silvennoinen
  • Janne Parviainen



Two Paths  
2017 Metal Blade
  1. Ajattomasta Unesta
  2. For Those About To Fight For Metal
  3. Way Of The Warrior
  4. Two Paths
  5. King Of Storms
  6. Feast With Valkyries
  7. Don't You Say
  8. I Will Never Kneel
  9. God Is Dead
  10. Hail To The Victor
  11. Unettomaan Aikaan
  12. God Is Dead (Alternative Version)
  13. Don't You Say (Alternative Version)
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Nette Slog
  • Janne Parviainen




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