Shamaniac wrote:They've written Their masterpiece already. They just don't get it.
Blah, you are horribly wrong. There is no masterpiece, or will ever be.
But seriously, wouldn´t you get quite bored if we did four Jaktens Tids in a row? At least we´d become afwully weary, thus we try to evolve all the time. It´s always a double- edged sword with these things- if the band makes the same album over and over again they become "boring", "repetitive" and "insult for fans" (unless you play in Bolt Thrower
) but if they evolve and constantly mold their sound, they become "old stuff was better, they should quit and form a new band with this shit", "wtf happened to this band lol" and "insult for fans". I´d feel like a village idiot in Emperor´s new clothes composing the same album over and over again. Or what do you think?
I still hope I'll find some Jaktens Tid II-ish elements in the new one. Yeah, fuck Shamaniac, I know.
Well, I gotta disappoint you then.
There is quite a bunch of fast- paced stuff (hell, we actually start the album with blastbeats
) but it´s more "darker" and maybe a bit "cartoony" or "evil" than the more melodic Jaktens Tid- stuff was. The part which was mentioned sounding like Korpiklaani (hihi) is propably the only part with that distinct "traditional Finntroll sound". All in all, this album is much more varied song- wise, has a strong percussive approach and takes a shitload of inspiration on all wicked and crooked, shamelessly flirting with a kazillion musical genres yet still having a sturdy (black) metal approach.
About the album in general- here´s my 0.2 € on that matter...
Now when it´s 100% ready, I personally find this album to be the weirdest we´ve ever done, and somehow the strongest image in my head is a 2000 BC Scandinavian jungle (!!!) where the ancient Trolls have gone undead a´la Corpse Bride- underworldesque, partying like hell and playing music with instruments made of enemy bones.
Skeletons, pointy ears, cannibalism, sheer mushroom madness, old crooked gods and figures....fire, chanting and total fucking warfare. (There´s quite bunch of "war- ish" orchestral arrangements every here and there and I´d say this is quite an aggressive- sounding album in general).
Tim Burton meets World of Warcraft would be quite a description, I tell you.