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Folk metal at its best,
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This review is from: From Afar (Audio CD)
From Afar is the fourth album by a folk metal band Ensiferum, and in my opinion it's a very solid album. It has a somewhat different style to their previous three. There are elements of all of the previous albums, as well as something new for the ears. Although their debut album is my favourite of theirs, I'd say this album is an extremely close second, ranging from gentle acoustic songs like By The Dividing Stream, to fast-paced headbanging songs such as Twilight Tavern, to lengthy epics such as The Longest Journey. In my opinion this is also their most atmospheric album so far. One cannot help but feel himself to be in a fantasy land far away or in a midst of a medieval battle whilst listening to each and every song on this album.