Korven Kuningas

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Korven kuningas
Korven Kuningas.jpg
Studio album by Korpiklaani
Released March 21, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre Folk metal
Length 70:52
Language English, Finnish
Label Nuclear Blast
Producer Samu Oittinen, Jonne Järvelä
Korpiklaani chronology
Tervaskanto
(2007)Tervaskanto2007
Korven kuningas
(2008)
Karkelo
(2009)Karkelo2009
Singles from Korven kuningas
  1. "Keep On Galloping"
    Released: February 14, 2008
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Korven kuningas ("King of the Woods") is the fifth studio album by the Finnish folk metal band Korpiklaani. It was released on March 21, 2008 through Nuclear Blast Records.[2] A record deal was signed with the company in September 2007. The cover was painted on this album, unlike the last few album covers, which were created using Adobe Photoshop.[3] It features the old man, Vaari, who was also present on the Tales Along This Road and Tervaskanto covers.

"Korven Kuningas" was released as a limited first edition with bonus tracks, along with being released on white colored vinyl. There is also a digipak version limited and numbered to 500 copies that came with a drinking horn on a wall holder.[4]

The title track ends at about 5:20. The remainder of the track is distant, droning percussion.

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Jonne Järvelä (except tracks 7, 12 and 13, by Juho Kauppinen).

No.TitleLyricsLength
1."Tapporauta" ("Killing Iron")Juha Jyrkäs4:12
2."Metsämies" ("Forest Man")Järvelä2:59
3."Keep on Galloping"Järvelä/Jyrkäs4:07
4."Northern Fall"Järvelä3:04
5."Shall We Take a Turn?"Järvelä3:27
6."Paljon on koskessa kiviä" ("The Rapid Has Many Rocks")Jyrkäs3:44
7."Ali jäisten vetten" ("Under the Icy Waters")Järvelä4:09
8."Gods on Fire"Järvelä3:48
9."Nuolet nomalan" ("Rabbit Arrows", digipack bonus track)Järvelä/Jyrkäs3:02
10."Kantaiso" ("Ancestor")Järvelä/Jyrkäs4:04
11."Kipumylly" ("Mill of Pain")Jyrkäs3:52
12."Suden joiku" ("Yoik of the Wolf")Järvelä4:22
13."Runamoine"Järvelä4:02
14."Syntykoski syömmehessäin" ("Rapid of Birth from My Heart")Jyrkäs3:05
15."Korven kuningas" ("King of The Woods")Järvelä21:57
Total length:73:54
  • The Japanese edition replaces track 9 with "Kipakka" (4:17)

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart 16[4]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Jan "Örkki" Yrlund - cover art
  • Mika Jussila - mastering
  • Jonne Järvelä - producer
  • Samu Oittinen - producer, recording, mixing
  • Harri Hinkka - photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. Korven Kuningas review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2009-12-1.
  2. ^ "KORPIKLAANI: New Album Track-By-Track Rundown Available". Blabbermouth.net. 2007-12-29. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Korpiklaani Completes Work On New Album". ultimate-guitar.com. 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2007-12-29. 
  4. ^ a b Karkelo @ metalasylum.net Archived 2009-02-28 at the Wayback Machine.