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Finnish folk-metal ensemble Korpiklaani's sound is governed by the marriage of fat, compressed, electric guitar power riffs, charging accordion, and fiddle underscored by thrumming basslines and whomping, double-timed drums often played in sped-up march rhythms. The effect is at once martial and drunken, always celebratory often with traditional yoik vocals. Though their first three albums -- beginning with 2003's Spirit of the Forest -- employed English lyrics and death metal frameworks; by the time they issued their fourth, 2007's Tervaskanto, they'd shifted to all-Finnish lyrics, and their folk-metal roots gradually claimed the foreground. By 2015's Noita, folk-metal had become both the root and the branch, resulting in gigs -- even those played in the U.S. and Asia -- that came off as hedonistic celebrations of Finnish tradition, expert musicianship, and folklore. The band was formed in 2002 after the members of Shaman decided to update both their sound and name. Taking cues from both the Scandinavian metal scene and the burgeoning progressive folk movement, vocalist/guitarist Jonne Järvelä, violinist Jaakko Lemmetty, drummer Matti "Matson" Johansson, bass player Arto Tissari, guitarist Toni Honkanen, and percussionist Ali Määttä released their debut, Spirit of the Forest, on Napalm Records in 2003. The group gained a new member, accordion player Juho Kauppinen, in 2004, but lost Määttä, Honkanen, and Tissari after 2005's Voice of Wilderness. Guitar player Kalle "Cane" Savijärvi and new bassist Jarkko Aaltonen added to the cacophony for 2006's Tales Along This Road, another fine collection of whiplash folk and folk-inspired hedonism that rocked harder than most conventional metal acts. The similarly themed Tervaskanto arrived in 2007. The band then made a move to Nuclear Blast, where they released Korven Kuningas in 2008, and Karkelo in 2009. In 2011, Jaakko Lemmetty announced he would be leaving the band for health reasons, appearing on the band's seventh album, Ukon Wacka, before being replaced by Tuomas Rounakari. Manala arrived in 2012, but was followed the next year by another departure, this time accordion player Juho Kauppinen, who was replaced by Sami Perttula. The band's ninth album, Noita, appeared in May 2015, featuring a cover of the Tommy James chestnut "Mony Mony." In September 2017, the band unleashed their first-ever concert LP/film, Live at Masters of Rock, which was recorded in 2016 at the festival of the same name in Vizovice, Czech Republic. In November, they entered Sound Supreme Studio in Hämeenlinna, Finland with producer/mixing engineer Janne Saksa, who had worked with the band on their just-issued live offering. Preceded by three singles released through late spring and early summer, including the European hit "Henkselipoika," the full-length Kulkija ("Wanderer") was issued in September. ~ James Christopher Monger
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  2.   Nordic Feast
  3.   Ievan Polkka
  4.   Hengettömiltä Hengiltä
  5.   A Man With a Plan
  6.   Uni
  7.   Tuonelan Tuvilla
  8.   Beer Beer
  9.   Aallon Alla
  10.   Kotikonnut
  11.   Predator's Saliva
  12.   Vesilahden Veräjillä
  13.   Husky Sledge
  14.   Cottages & Saunas
  15.   Sillanrakentaja
  16.   Tanhuvaara (Intro)
  17.   FC Lahti
  18.   Ämmänhauta
  19.   Minä Näin Vedessä Neidon
  20.   Sahti
  21.   Pilli On Pajusta Tehty
  22.   Viinamäen Mies
  23.   Lempo
  24.   Ieva's Polka
  25.   Dismal
  26.   The Steel
  27.   Rauta
  28.   Vaarinpolkka
  29.   Tuoppi Oltta
  30.   Tequila
  31.   Louhen Yhdeksäs Poika
  32.   Vodka
  33.   Vesaisen Sota
  34.   Uniaika
  35.   Sulasilmä
  36.   Syntykoski Syömmehessäin
  37.   Nuolet Nomalan
  38.   Tapporauta
  39.   Misty Fields
  40.   Viima
  41.   Hide Your Richess
  42.   Rise
  43.   Korpiklaani
  44.   Tuli Kokko
  45.   Old Tale
  46.   Ryyppäjäiset
  47.   Pine Woods
  48.   Spring Dance
  49.   Kallon Malja
  50.   Off To The Hunt
  51.   Henkselipoika
  52.   Harmaja
  53.   Lonkkaluut
  54.   Wooden Pints
  55.   Tuttu on Tie
  56.   Riemu
  57.   Pellervoinen
  58.   Korppikalliota
  59.   Antaja
  60.   Sen Verran Minäkin Noita
  61.   Kylästä Keväinen Kehto
  62.   Jouni Jouni
  63.   Luontoni
  64.   At The Huts Of The Underworld
  65.   Ruumiinmultaa
  66.   Sumussa Hämärän Aamun
  67.   Metsälle
  68.   Petoeläimen Kuola
  69.   Surma
  70.   Korvesta Liha
  71.   Koivu Ja Tähti
  72.   Kultanainen
  73.   Juodaan Viinaa
  74.   Erämaan Ärjyt
  75.   Korven Kuningas
  76.   Suden Joiku
  77.   Kipumylly
  78.   Kantaiso
  79.   Ali Jäisten Vetten
  80.   Paljon on Koskessa Kiviä
  81.   Metsämies
  82.   Let`S Drink
  83.   Tervaskanto
  84.   Under the Sun
  85.   Midsummer Night
  86.   Väkirauta
  87.   Happy Little Boozer
  88.   Kädet Slipinä
  89.   Native Land
  90.   Spirit of the Forest
  91.   Fields In Flames
  92.   Journey Man
  93.   Mother Earth
  94.   Crows Bring the Spring
  95.   Man Can Go Even Through the Grey Stone
  96.   Hullunhumppa
  97.   You Looked into My Eyes
  98.   Pellonpekko
  99.   Hunting Song
  100.   With Trees
  101.   Korpikuusen Kyynel
  102.   God of Wind
  103.   Shall We Take a Turn?
  104.   Isku Pitkästä Ilosta
  105.   Honor
  106.   Runamoine
  107.   Soil of the Corpse
  108.   Running With the Wolves
  109.   Bring Us Pints of Beer
  110.   Juokse Sinä Humma
  111.   Kuin Korpi Nukkuva
  112.   Neito
  113.   Dolorous
  114.   Synkkä
  115.   Päät Pois Tai Hirteen
  116.   Kohmelo
  117.   Gods on Fire
  118.   Karhunkaatolaulu
  119.   Palovana
  120.   Liekkiön Isku
  121.   Shaman Drum
  122.   Mettänpeiton Valtiaalle
  123.   Dream
  124.   Northern Fall
  125.   Kunnia
  126.   Ukon Wacka
  127.   Pixies Dance
  128.   Veriset Äpärät
  129.   Keep on Galloping
  130.   Juomamaa
  131.   Kirki
  132.   Before the Morning Sun
  133.   Huppiaan Aarre
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