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The Top 21 Albums of the 21st Century…so far #4

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 28, 2009 by Jay

#4 Ensiferum – Iron

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Let’s face it, anything Jari Mäenpää gets his hands on turns into gold…or maybe some sort of wintery, Finnish super metal.  Either way, Ensiferum are amazing, and yes, it’s as simple as that.  When I first heard Ensiferum I was blown away.  I had no previous exposure to metal with any folk influences at all and was shocked at how much more “Viking” this band was compared to Amon Amarth.  I acted immediately grabbing both their self-titled and their second full length Iron.  As time went on I learned every note to every song on both albums, but there was, and still is, something extraordinary about Iron. Continue reading