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In late 2004, Tobias Weinreich (Bass), Sebastian Scherrer (Keyboards), Marco Schomas (Vocals) and Simon Schillinger (Guitar) founded Finsterforst.

They were still seeking more members however, so instead concentrated purely on songwriting. As a result, they created many songs without being able to perform them until later on.

In spring 2005 the band decided to introduce an accordion player (Johannes Joseph) into the mix, a choice which has helped to shape their unique sound. Later, in May of the same year… read more

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  • With Mach dich frei, they have finally carved out their style and excised the niggling flaws that plagued their early releases (...zum Tode hin is such an awesome album but the vocals weren't up to the music's standards). The band has reached its mature apex and can easily be counted among the best of all folk metal bands.
  • The Moonsorrow comparisons are definitely justified with some of the band's earlier work, particularly ...zum Tode hin, where they almost sound like a tribute band. Not that that's a bad thing; it's a very difficult style of music to pull off effectively and they do it marvellously. They have definitely developed more of their own sound on the new album, though. Anyway, fantastic band. I need to keep forgetting they exist.
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  • [album artist=Finsterforst]Mach Dich Frei[/album] is certainly my album of the year already!
  • new album is totally great!
  • Just recently discovered these guys and I'm already a fan. Love the how epic their music sounds. Really good stuff :)
  • Obviously, they developed a character! Awesome new album!
  • v да идите вы путешествовать с такими сравнениями!

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