OK people let’s get this straight: Moonsorrow is not pure folk metal. Moonsorrow is not pure black metal. It is a perfect combination of both! If you are a black metal purist, if you think mouth harps and other strange instruments don’t belong in metal, then Moonsorrow is not for you. If you only like ‘lighter’ metal and can’t stand black metal screeching, then Moonsorrow is not for you. In fact, if you don’t enjoy the type of metal this is, a FUSION of black and folk, then what are you doing reviewing a band of this genre?
For those who are open-minded and enjoy many different types of metal (and can stand harsh vocals) then I totally recommend this! For those who are already familiar with Moonsorrow and like their previous albums – get this, it is just as good! (and NICE-n-LONG!)
For those who are not familiar with Moonsorrow – give this a try if you enjoy bands like Finntroll, Ensiferum, Asmegin, Windir… (but you should definately enjoy mouth harps and black metal screeching, for there is plenty of both!)