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Finntroll

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Finntroll is a band from Helsinki, Finland. They combine elements of and folk metal. Finntroll’s lyrics are mostly in Swedish, the only exception being the song “Madon Laulu” on Visor Om Slutet. Finntroll’s first singer Katla decided to use Swedish over Finnish since he was part of a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland and the sound of the language seemed to better suit the band’s “trollish” outfit. Despite several vocalist changes, this tradition has continued.

According to bandmembers Vreth and Skrymer, they took their name from an old Finnish legend where Swedish priests coming to Finland had an encounter with a wild-looking man who killed most of their party. The survivors came back bearing the tale of the Finn-Troll.

Finntroll’s lyrics mainly deal with legends and tales revolving around the fictional Troll-King “Rivfader” and the trolls fighting against the Christians who entered their lands and spread their beliefs. A recurring theme is the story of two priests named “Aamund” and “Kettil”. The first three full length albums feature a rather short but fierce song about the two men who constantly get themselves into trouble with the trolls, only to get beaten up and mutilated over and over again by the wrathful followers of Rivfader.

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  • BigBadBruin

    Новый альбом пора бы забецать

    8 Dec 6:31pm Reply
  • supermoderator

    great to hear them live

    24 Nov 7:47am Reply
  • NordicHead

    GRANDI!

    19 Nov 1:06pm Reply
  • noenahate

    @ Nu_Mann, you just don't get it mate. The band is great, especially from the point of view of their early albums. I love them for the message they send to us all in a rather ironical way - we'd better not mess with nature or else it will take its bitter revenge on the whole human race.

    9 Nov 1:32pm Reply
  • Plook

    Incredibly good

    1 Nov 7:05am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    It sounds like metal made by the Lord of the Rings trolls...I fucking LOVE IT haha

    26 Oct 9:40pm Reply
  • 616thirteen

    They always raise my spirits just so fucking fun to listen too!!! & incredible energy live!! ...616=13....

    25 Oct 2:50pm Reply
  • Nu_Mann

    A bunch of idiots were singing along to fintroll at some stupid metal bar I was at the other day. One of the worst bands I ever heard. Can't believe people listen to garbage like this seriously.

    16 Oct 8:44pm Reply
  • dani666v

    Best folk metal band ever.

    8 Oct 8:53pm Reply
  • TmAYD

    Review of a great London show on Saturday night here! http://www.rockfreaks.net/gigs/1012

    6 Oct 10:34pm Reply
  • gleipnir

    I'm really in love with this band.[3]

    29 Sep 2:02pm Reply
  • n4ckskott

    I'm really in love with this band.[2] and Vreth

    21 Sep 6:54pm Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    I really need to get more of their records, will do so this week :)

    8 Sep 9:06pm Reply
  • trueCANCER

    First three albums are awesome especially Jaktens Tid

    6 Sep 10:31am Reply
  • daniellpp88

    The best band of Finland

    13 Aug 2:07am Reply
  • liarsandsaints

    I'm really in love with this band.

    2 Aug 3:52pm Reply
  • Heramuna

    Does somebody know if Jan „Katla“ Jämsen is named after the dragon Katla of Astrid Lindgrens "Bröderna Lejonhjärta"? ^^

    27 Jul 4:21pm Reply
  • InferDemon

    <3 [2]

    17 Jul 7:07am Reply
  • SoporAeternus-

    <3

    27 Jun 1:46am Reply
  • Sanity_Theorist

    As far as I know, I only like their Oingo Boingo and Pet Shop Boy covers, but holy shit are those covers entertaining!

    15 Jun 7:11pm Reply
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