The mp3 tracks for this album includes "disc 2" with English versions of all the songs. (This is the only time Korpliklaani has produced a dual album like this.) Unfortunately, the English lyrics are hard to make out. The songs refer to legends from the Kalevala, so unless you are familiar with that, you won't understand the lyrics anyway, so you might as well just listen to the Finnish versions of the songs.
Although there doesn't seem to be a continuous story, this is more like a concept album than like the dance party music that Korpliklaani is known for. The most impressive tracks are not "fun", they are effective at evoking a mood. Rauta, even if you don't understand that the lyrics refer to the Sampo, is clearly about forging metal. In Husky-Sledge, the violin creates the sound of runners squeaking over snow in a way that might set your teeth on edge, but is an impressive musical feat. Synkka/Dismal, about the bitter Joukahainan, is indeed gloomy.
I gave this album three stars because I think that many of Korpliklaani's fans won't care for it, but for those who are interested in the mythic side of this band, Manala may be the album they have been waiting for.