Viides luku – Hävitetty

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V: Hävitetty
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Studio album by Moonsorrow
Released January 10, 2007 (2007-01-10)
Recorded May – August 2006 at Tico Tico Studio and The Stable
Genre Folk metal, black metal, progressive metal
Length 56:29
Label Spikefarm
Producer Henri Sorvali
Moonsorrow chronology
Verisäkeet
(2005)Verisäkeet2005
V: Hävitetty
(2007)
Tulimyrsky
(2008)Tulimyrsky2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

V: Hävitetty ("Chapter V: Ravaged") is the fifth full-length album by Finnish pagan metal band Moonsorrow. It was released on January 10, 2007 through Spinefarm Records. As a joke by the band, the name "Homosika" (gay pig) was released as the working title for "Viides Luku - Hävitetty".

Hävitetty follows up on the sound established on Moonsorrow's previous studio album, Verisäkeet. The album consists of only two songs, each exceeding 25 minutes in length, and act as organic compositions with recurring musical themes which are gradually built upon up to climaxes. While the folk instruments and choirs of prior albums are still present, Hävitetty has a more prominent black metal influence; for example it features tremolo picking and blast beats. In the New York Times, the album was called "an engrossing hourlong album,"[3] and "engrossing, enveloping music."[4]

Track listing

No. Title Length
1. "Jäästä syntynyt/Varjojen virta" ("Born from Ice/Stream of Shadows") 30:10
2. "Tuleen ajettu maa" ("A Land Driven into the Fire") 26:19
Total length: 56:29

Personnel

Guest musicians

  • Janne Perttilä - choirs
  • Thomas Väänänen - vocals
  • Jukka Varmo - choirs

Production

  • Tanja Ahtila - band photography
  • Travis Smith - cover art
  • Mika Jussila - mastering
  • Henri Sorvali - mixing, producer, editing
  • Ahti Kortelainen - recording, mixing

References

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  3. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2007-09-22). "Finnish Folk-Metal, in Swedish, Plus Trolls". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
  4. ^ Sanneh, Kelefa (2007-07-01). "Sugar Sugar, Shake Shake and, Yes!, Viking Metal". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-11. 
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