Origin: Finland
Genres: Folk Metal, Viking Metal
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Ensiferum  


Ensiferum is one of a handful of bands operating under the Viking metal banner, though they aren't as overtly Viking as, say, Einherjer or Thyrfing. Their self-titled 2002 debut received several glowing reviews, and with good reason, as the band has a keen sense of melody and pacing, as well as a varied songwriting style that gives them an air of originality. There are moments where a Finntroll influence is very plain, but otherwise no one band stands out as a standalike. Anyone into melodic death/black/folk/viking metal should give Ensiferum a listen. 2004's Iron is similarly being well received.

Current Members

Petri Lindroos

vocals/guitars (Norther)

Markus Toivonen

guitars

Sami Hinkka

bass

Janne Parviainen

drums (Barathrum, Sinergy, Waltari)

Former Members/Guests

Jari Mäenpää

vocals/guitars (Arthemesia, Wintersun)

Jukka-Pekka Miettinen

bass (Arthemesia, Cadacross)

Meiju Enho

keyboards

Oliver Fokin

drums


Discography



Ensiferum 
2001 Spinefarm
  1. Intro
  2. Hero in a Dream
  3. Token of Time
  4. Guardians of Fate
  5. Old Man (Väinämöinen)
  6. Little Dreamer (Väinämöinen part II)
  7. Abandoned
  8. Windrider
  9. Treacherous Gods
  10. Eternal Wait
  11. Battle Song
  12. Goblins' Dance
  • Jari Mäenpää
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Jukka-Pekka Miettinen
  • Meiju Enho
  • Oliver Fokin




Iron 
2004 Spinefarm
  1. Ferrum Aeternum
  2. Iron
  3. Sword Chant
  4. Mourning Heart
  5. Tale of Revenge
  6. Lost in Despair
  7. Slayer of Light
  8. Into Battle
  9. LAI LAI HEI
  10. Tears
  • Jari Mäenpää
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Jukka-Pekka Miettinen
  • Meiju Enho
  • Oliver Fokin

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Dragonheads 
2006 Spinefarm
  1. Dragonheads
  2. Warrior´s Quest
  3. Kalevala Melody
  4. White Storm
  5. Into Hiding
  6. Finnish Medley: Karjalan Kunnailla/Myrskyluodon Maija/Metsämiehen Laulu
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Meiju Enho
  • Janne Parviainen




Victory Songs 
2007 Spinefarm
  1. Ad Victoriam
  2. Blood Is The Price Of Glory
  3. Deathbringer From The Sky
  4. Ahti
  5. One More Magic Potion
  6. Wanderer
  7. Raised By The Sword
  8. The New Dawn
  9. Victory Song
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Meiju Enho
  • Janne Parviainen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



From Afar 
2009 Spinefarm
  1. By The Dividing Stream
  2. From Afar
  3. Twilight Tavern
  4. Heathen Throne
  5. Elusive Reaches
  6. Stone Cold Metal
  7. Smoking Ruins
  8. Tumman Virran Taa
  9. The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part II)
  10. Vandraren (limited-edition bonus track)
  • Petri Lindroos
  • Markus Toivonen
  • Sami Hinkka
  • Janne Parviainen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Unsung Heroes 
2012 Spinefarm
  1. Symbols
  2. In My Sword I Trust
  3. Unsung Heroes
  4. Burning Leaves
  5. Celestial Bond
  6. Retribution Shall Be Mine
  7. Star Queen (Celestial Bond Part II)
  8. Pohjola
  9. Last Breath
  10. Passion Proof Power


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