|Studio album by Eluveitie|
|Released||February 15, 2008|
|Genre||Folk metal, melodic death metal, Celtic metal, pagan metal|
|Producer||Jens Bogren @ Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden|
|Singles from Slania|
|Lords of Metal|||
Slania charted at Number 35 in Switzerland and Number 72 in Germany.
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 20,193,000 views on YouTube and is played at all of their concerts.
|2.||"Primordial Breath"||C. Glanzmann, S. Kiener||4:19|
|3.||"Inis Mona"||C. Glanzmann||4:09|
|4.||"Gray Sublime Archon"||C. Glanzmann||4:21|
|6.||"Bloodstained Ground"||C. Glanzmann||3:20|
|7.||"The Somber Lay"||C. Glanzmann||4:00|
|8.||"Slania's Song"||C. Glanzmann, D. Stifter||5:40|
|11.||"Calling the Rain"||C. Glanzmann||5:06|
- Chrigel Glanzmann - vocals, acoustic guitar, uilleann pipes, mandolin, bodhrán, tin and low whistles
- Anna Murphy – hurdy-gurdy, vocals
- 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