Slania

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This article is about the album by the Swiss band Eluveitie. For the Polish stamp engraver, see Czesław Słania.
Slania
Studio album by Eluveitie
Released February 15, 2008
Genre Folk metal, melodic death metal, Celtic metal, pagan metal
Length 48:42
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Jens Bogren @ Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden[1]
Eluveitie chronology
Spirit
(2006)
Slania
(2008)
Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion
(2009)
Singles from Slania
  1. "Inis Mona"
    Released: 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Blabbermouth.net 8/10 stars[3]
About.com 4/5 stars[4]
Lords of Metal 9.5/10 stars[5]

Slania is the second full-length album by the Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie. It was released on February 15, 2008 through Nuclear Blast.[6]

Slania charted at Number 35 in Switzerland and Number 72 in Germany.

Reception[edit]

Slania has received very positive reviews from both critics and the fanbase.

In a highly positive review, Vera of Lords Of Metal gave the album 94/100 and said that "with "Slania" Eluveitie will promote [themselves] from the second tier to the top of the pagan metal scene!"

Chad Bowar of AllMusic gave the album 4/5 and said "A lot of hooks, plenty of punch, and the unique instruments make Slania an excellent folk metal CD"

Scott Alisogu of Blabbermouth.net gave the album 8/10 and said "As a matter of fact, there is nothing here that warrants any kind of negative criticism"

The album brought Eluveitie in to the mainstream of Folk Metal and they remain to this day as one of the most popular folk metal bands, largely due to the help of the very popular song "Inis Mona" which has over 15,300,000 views of YouTube and is played at all of their concerts.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Samon"   1:49
2. "Primordial Breath"   4:19
3. "Inis Mona"   4:09
4. "Gray Sublime Archon"   4:21
5. "Anagantios"   3:25
6. "Bloodstained Ground"   3:20
7. "The Somber Lay"   4:00
8. "Slania's Song"   5:40
9. "Giamonios"   1:23
10. "Tarvos"   4:39
11. "Calling the Rain"   5:06
12. "Elembivos"   6:31
13. "Samon (acoustic version)" (limited edition bonus track) 1:26
Total length:
50:08

Credits[edit]

  • Anna Murphy – hurdy gurdy, vocals
  • Chrigel Glanzmann - vocals, acoustic guitar, uilleann pipes, mandolin, bodhràn, tin and low whistles
  • Ivo Henzi – guitar
  • Simeon Koch – guitar, vocals
  • Meri Tadic – violin, vocals
  • Rafi Kirder – bass
  • Merlin Sutter – drums
  • Sevan Kirder – Irish flute, tin whistles, bagpipes
  • Simon Solomon - guitar on track 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biography page". Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Blabbermouth.net review
  4. ^ About.com review
  5. ^ Lords of Metal review
  6. ^ "ELUVEITIE confirmed for UK's BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR Festival - Nov. 20, 2007". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-11-20. Retrieved 2007-12-04.