Ensiferum (album)

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Ensiferum
Studio album by Ensiferum
Released January 7, 2001
Recorded November 2000 at Sundi-Coop Studios
Genre Folk metal, melodic death metal
Length 55:00
Label Spinefarm
Ensiferum chronology
Ensiferum
(2001)
Iron
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Metal Crypt 4/5 stars [2]
Metal Storm 9/10 stars [3]
Sputnikmusic 4/5 stars [4]

Ensiferum is the first album by the Finnish folk metal band Ensiferum. It was released on January 7, 2001 on Spinefarm Records.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Mäenpää except "Goblins' Dance" by Valtias Mustatuuli. 

No. Title Length
1. "Intro" (Toivonen/Mäenpää) 1:50
2. "Hero in a Dream" (Toivonen/Mäenpää) 3:40
3. "Token of Time" (Mäenpää) 4:16
4. "Guardians of Fate" (Toivonen/Mäenpää) 3:34
5. "Old Man (Väinämöinen Part I)" (Toivonen) 5:33
6. "Little Dreamer (Väinämöinen Part II)" (Toivonen/Fokin) 5:21
7. "Abandoned" (Toivonen) 6:50
8. "Windrider" (Toivonen) 5:41
9. "Treacherous Gods" (Toivonen) 5:12
10. "Eternal Wait" (Toivonen) 5:14
11. "Battle Song" (Toivonen) 3:20
12. "Goblins' Dance" (Mustatuuli, in some versions listed as a bonus track.) 4:29
Total length:
55:00
Digipak version bonus track
No. Title Length
13. "Breaking the Law" (Judas Priest cover) 2:25
Total length:
57:25

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Guests[edit]

  • Henri Sorvali (a.k.a. Trollhorn) − keyboards
  • Marita Toivonen − kantele
  • Johanna Vakkuri − vocals
  • Teemu Saari − vocals
  • Antti Mikkonen − vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ensiferum". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Ensiferum - Ensiferum Review". The Metal Crypt. 2004-06-26. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Ensiferum - Ensiferum review". Metal Storm. Retrieved 2011-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Ensiferum - Ensiferum (staff review)". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved 2011-11-02.