Ok, since I seem to have kicked this off, let me have a word in between.
What I ment was that when I first found out about Finntroll, I was the only guy within miles who even knew their name. That was upon Jaktens Tid's release back in 2001. I completely and utterly sold my soul to this album and therewith the band. And always having chosen to rather stick to myself than being an outgoing person, I had found something for my very self. You hear Gollum here: "My Precious"
Now, after the album Nattfödd came out, everybody listened to that and no one seemed to care as much about it as i did. For other people it only seemed to be party, tits and beer music. I found more in that. I did not want to associate the music with too profane things.
Compare it with that: Your favourite painter has an exhibition. A great piece of work gets displayed. While you see the beauty of it and have your own thoughtful interpretations about it, all the world just burps at it and speaks of the naked woman in it and her great tits. Wouldn't that seem wrong to you?
Well, I'm not talking about my self of today. These thoughts and feelings come from a younger me, selfish hate-the-world bastard with heavy alcohol problems. I'm a little more relaxed about stuff like that today, I simply don't care anymore. But somehow, the frustration and the disappointment of back then has ever since stuck to this album and even tho i never really disliked it, I never got a chance to really like it, I just couldn't cause it reminded me too much of people i did not want to be associated with.
Fear of another Nattfödd, I said. Well, that was kinda harsh, I admit. And Finntroll as a band has certainly nothing to do with the ideas that built up in my mind. So to bring this to an end, not only do i relate disgusting goings-on (that have only to do with me, in no way with the band) with the album, i also think that for me, it is the weakest point in Finntrolls work. I'm not saying it's complete shit, but in a chain of so far five links, I personally would consider it the weakest. Again: My opinion. Just my least favorite album.
And there's absolutely nothing wrong with getting popular as a band, as one of you said, congratulations are in order indeed.
I hope my words this morning did not piss anyone off too much. And I hope I have made my point a little clearer now.
And now for something completely different: A horse walks into a bar and...
Take thy beak from out my heart and take thy form from off my door! Quoth the woman: "Nevermore"