Visor om slutet

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Visor om slutet
Finntroll-Visor om Slutet.jpeg
EP by Finntroll
Released April 30, 2003
Recorded 2002-2003
Genre Acoustic, folk, humppa
Length 32:36
Label Spinefarm
Finntroll chronology
Jaktens tid
Visor om slutet

Visor om slutet (English: Songs About the End) is an all-acoustic folk metal EP by the Finnish band Finntroll. It was released in 2003 by Spinefarm. It was the first album to feature Tapio Wilska on vocals, and the last to feature Jan "Katla" Jämsen, who was forced into retirement in 2003 due to a tumour developing on his vocal cords.

Visor om slutet was released after a number of misfortunes befell several band members, including the death of guitarist Teemu Raimoranta, to whom the album is dedicated. It was recorded in a cabin off in the woods near Helsinki, coined as an "acoustic experiment," and features the use of traditionally non-metal instruments such as the kazoo. Though quite different in its sound to the folk metal-inspired Jaktens tid, the album was a relative success.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics by Katla/Wilska.

Tracks 2, 5, 6 & 10 music by Trollhorn.

Tracks 1, 4 & 11 music by Tundra.

Track 3 music by Somnium

Track 7 music by Skrymer

Track 9 music by Wilska

Track 8 music by Finntroll

  1. "Suohengen sija" (The Place of the Swamp Spirit) – 2:59
  2. "Asfågelns död" (Death of the Carrion Bird) – 3:46
  3. "Försvinn du som lyser" (Begone, You Who Shine) – 2:39
  4. "Veripuu" (Blood Tree) – 1:16
  5. "Under varje rot och sten" (Under Every Root and Stone) – 3:18
  6. "När allt blir is" (When Everything Turns to Ice) – 2:36
  7. "Den sista runans dans" (The Dance of the Last Rune) – 3:45
  8. "Rov" (Prey) – 2:05
  9. "Madon laulu" (The Worm's Song) – 4:01
  10. "Svart djup" (Black Depth) – 3:58
  11. "Avgrunden öppnas" (The Abyss Opens) – 2:20