I haven’t listened to this album as many times as I should to properly review it, but after a couple of listens I can safely say that this is just as good as any of the previous Korpiklaani releases (but not quite as original as Spirit of the Forest, however). I noticed that the lead guitar was a little more prominent in a couple of the songs, but for the most part this is the good old Korpiklaani many of us have come to know.
My only gripe is that the 24 minute track really ends around 6 minutes; the rest is a unnecessarily long, repetitive drumbeat. It’s good for atmoshphere, I suppose, but not the fabulously long epic that the length suggests.
Whether you are new to Korpiklaani or a longtime fan, I would definitely recommend this CD to you, but I would recommend that you pickup Spirit of the Forest first.