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Unsung Heroes [CD+DVD]

Ensiferum Audio CD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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Ensiferum - what name would suit a band playing battle metal better, than a name that in Latin means "the Swordbearer"?

After finding the band in 1995, Ensiferum's mastermind, guitarist/ main songwriter/ vocalist Markus Toivonen has taken the band safely through turmoils of line-up changes and busy schedules ever since. The band's career fully took flight in 2000 after ... Read more in Amazon's Ensiferum Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD (27 Aug 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD+DVD
  • Label: Spinefarm Records
  • ASIN: B008CNG5CY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,455 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
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
See all 11 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. DVD

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4.0 out of 5 stars Ensiferum 28 Dec 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ensiferum - Unsung Heroes is a good Battle Metal album. If you like Manowar and Turisas you will find plenty to enjoy here.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Album that will Divide 27 Aug 2012
By Riffan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ensiferum's journey continues as 3 years following what is my favorite album, From Afar, the Battle-Anthem producing Finns deliver their fifth opus, "Unsung Heroes". A few things to make clear, in no way is this is a sequel or a continuation from Afar, or any other Ensiferum album. Truly its own entity for better or worse, Unsung Heroes is a unique, strange and diverse offering of Ensiferum's battle anthem work with female led folk, songs of battle and heroes and the usual fanfare of instrumental work, heavy thrashers and of course the finale epic. This album will do many things, it will make some fans happy, it will make others scratch their heads in confusion, others will cheer, others will groan. A grower - yes? A good album, on first try I think it is with some problems abound.

So we begin with the opening standard, an instrumental. "Symbols" is shorter than the usual Ensiferum opener and is more symphonic than folk, more in the "Ad Victoriam" vein of warm-ups. It's a good track to begin with, pulling us in despite the fact nothing is new here, but the piece itself builds up nicely.

We then get the second track and our opening battle anthem "In My Sword I Trust." Whilst at first this was disappointing as it doesn't build up that much speed or power like "From Afar" it is a grower and there are plenty of components that make is a good track. The chorus, albeit cheesy is irresistible to sing along to and the guitar solo is excellent, as are Sammie's vocals. Petri on the other hand, well, I was fine with him On Victory Songs, impressed at times on "From Afar", here, he sounds tired, spent and this is a major problem on this album, he just doesn't have the old power. Despite this being the only real problem on this song, it's still a good track and grows over time.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great CD 31 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought as a Christmas present for my nephew, he really enjoyed it, great music with some great songs on it
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album 22 April 2013
By Vaughan
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Good album, not quite Ensiferum's normal standard, but still good.
I think the studio editing makes it sound a bit flat.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The vikings are back! 13 Nov 2012
By Zoracka
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ensiferum is a metalband from Findland, who plays what is often catogrized as Viking Metal. "Unsung Heroes" is their 6th album with ups and downs.

The first 4 tracks (In My Sword I trust, Unsung Heroes, Burning Leaves and Celestial Bond) are the best, but with a strong start the quality unfortunately falls abit. Some of the tracks are too mediacore, forgetting the memorable (and defining) sounds we got from their previous work like Warrior's Quest, Iron, Battle Song, and Token of Time. The last track is a cover of Gipsy Kings - Bamboleo. The song is definitely a change in tune from the original, but it does not fit very well into a otherwise great album.

The Limited Edition of "Unsung Heroes" also includes a DVD with a documentary about creating the album.

Overall "Unsung Hero" IS a great addition in their discography. If you are a Ensiferum fan this album is definitely recommended, if you're new to the band,then I would look out for their previous albums like "Victory Songs" and "Iron" first.
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