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Tervaskanto is Korpiklaani's 4th full album and was released in 2007, the band are pretty prolific at putting albums out a the moment and it's hard to catch up but this is the best release so far by the Finnish folk metal band in my view.
The album starts off with a highly enjoyable catchy track called "Let's Drink", one the Irish would certainly be fond of as drinking and folk music are combined to create a track which sounds like a lively pub in a bygone era.
The band then continue in rich form of writing decent songs about nature, their title-track which translates to resinous stump is awesomely catchy even though I have absolutely no idea what they are on about and am not convinced I would if I sought out a translation for the lyrics.
The music has a wonderful melody to it throughout, it beats their other work hands down and I struggle to see them reaching the dizzy heights of this album again - if they do, the album will have to be a true masterpiece as this a classic fusion of folk and metal. It's hard to pick a favourite track, as this album is near faultless, as mentioned before I like the first two tracks a lot and for a bit of variation we could throw in the raw shantyish Misty Fields which makes superb use of violins and the more melodical Running With Wolves.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Let's Drink
4 Veriset Aparat
5 Running With the Wolves
6 Liekkion Isku
9 Misty Fields
10 Vesilahden Verajilla
11 Nordic Feast