Captured by award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-Studios in Lappeenranta, Finland, ENSIFERUM‘s predominantly analog-recorded One Man Army brandishes eleven stunning tracks of the band’s signature synthesis of Viking, folk and power metal swathed in fantastical themes of Scandinavian lore. In celebration of its release, now less than two weeks away, the band has partnered with Spotfiy to bring fans a stream of the record in its entirety.
Hosted by Decibel Magazine, each day Spotify will add an additional One Man Army track to their player leading up to the record’s final descent. First two cuts, “March Of War,” and “Axe Of Judgement,” as well as previously premiered fourth track, “One Man Army,” are currently punishing internet airwaves.
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One Man Army Spotify Schedule:
1. March Of War – 2/13/2015
2. Axe Of Judgement – 2/13/2015
3. Heathen Horde – 2/14/2015
4. One Man Army – 2/13/2015
5. Burden Of The Fallen – 2/15/2015
6. Warrior Without A War – 2/15/2015
7. Cry For The Earth Bounds – 2/16/2015
8. Two Of Spades – 2/17/2015
9. My Ancestors’ Blood – 2/18/2015
10. Descendants, Defiance, Domination – 2/19/2015
11. Neito Pohjolan – 2/20/2015
One Man Army is already procuring the praise of media outlets both stateside and abroad. Revolver Magazine champions the record noting, “Finland’s ENSIFERUM have long traded in their designation as a ‘folk metal’ group, but on the band’s sixth studio album the metal side of that label is decidedly dominant. And it’s epic metal at that: ‘One Man Army’ blasts forth with symphonic guitar orchestrations, double-time drum gallops, quick-changing dynamics and operatic vocal chorales that would make 19th century homeboys Pacius and Sibelius proud,” Metal Hammer gushes, “ENSIFERUM have produced their most polished album to date; one that bulges with bombast and rages with frostbitten grit… these northern sword-wielders are close to finding the perfect recipe for taking folk into the mainstream of metal – all without losing a shred of authenticity,” while MetalSucks, in a near perfect 4/5 rating, commends the band for being “warlike and fiery,” dubbingOne Man Army, “a perfect example of the band’s standout sound: it’s definitely a genre piece, but it’s the best of its kind.” Loudwire concurs, “ENSIFERUM has become one of folk metal’s finest acts…ENSIFERUM‘s music awakens one’s inner warrior… it’s a pity fighting to the death with swords and battle axes is illegal nowadays.”