From Afar

Release date
8 Sep 2009
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 By the Dividing Stream 3:49 40,333
2 From Afar 4:50 55,564
3 Twilight Tavern 5:37 53,441
4 Heathen Throne 11:06 38,654
5 Elusive Reaches 3:25 39,588
6 Stone Cold Metal 7:23 38,631
7 Smoking Ruins 6:38 36,682
8 Tumman virran taa 0:52 36,966
9 The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II) 12:50 25,843

About this album

From Afar is the fourth studio album by the Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum, as well as the first to feature keyboardist Emmi Silvennoinen. It was released on September 9, 2009 on Spinefarm Records. The album was produced by Nightwish producer Tero Kinnunen and Victory Songs producer Janne Joutsenniemi. It was mixed by HIM producer Hiili Hiilesmaa. The limited edition of the album includes a cover of Swedish folk rock group Nordman.

Track :
1. By the Dividing Stream 03:50

2.From Afar 04:51
3.Twilight Tavern 05:38
4.Heathen Throne 11:09
5.Elusive Reaches 03:26
6.Stone Cold Metal 07:25
7.Smoking Ruins 06:40
8.Tumman Virran Taa 00:52
9.The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II) 12:49

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  • DiogoAlvim777


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  • LordsOfTheStorm

    This album is quickly growing on me.

    30 Aug 2012 Reply

    This is a great album. It's one where repeated listenings really do the album justice. You get more out of it each time. Heathen Throne I and II are two of the most epic songs they've done.

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • mpr1993

    Stone Cold Metal is amazing :)

    20 Apr 2012 Reply
  • mitralioz

    +1 Victory Songs the worst album of Ensiferum

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • CorporalDoug

    Better than Victory songs.

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • razz-SHR

    Not a bad album per se, but pretty weak compared to their other work. [2]

    22 Jan 2012 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    Heathon Throne = best song of Ensiferum

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • fuelbomb

    This album would sound a lot better if the production had more "oomph" to it. As it is, it tends to sound rather lifeless and flat most of the time (although it's still a good album).

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Tobbessen

    at least the last 4 tracks are excellent

    26 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DerGrumbert

    It's taken a hell of a long time, but I love this album now. It's completely different to any of their other stuff.

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • wantonseas

    I love Heathen Throne :D

    31 Aug 2011 Reply
  • WolfieboyMachi

    Not crazy at all. Hands down Ensiferum's best album.

    29 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Drostanxxx

    if this is weak, schorrf, i've gotta hear the others !!!!!!!!

    29 Jun 2011 Reply
  • CruelKnave

    This album is so damn epic! Also, what's all this talk of Jari? He hasn't been in the band since 2004.

    17 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Meat_Wolf

    Heathen Throne owns the universe. From Afar is the best album of Ensiferum. Jari never fails.

    16 Jun 2011 Reply
  • schorrf

    Not a bad album per se, but pretty weak compared to their other work.

    4 May 2011 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    Jari never fails <- sure, we are still waiting for Time

    24 Apr 2011 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    Jari failed on Iron. [2] so true

    4 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Matseb2611

    Amazing album. In my opinion only a close second to their debut album.

    19 Mar 2011 Reply
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