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Iron

Ensiferum

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
April 15th, 2004
Catalog ID:
SPI177CD
Label:
Spinefarm Records
Format:
CD
Reviews:
12 reviews (avg. 86%)
1. Ferrum Aeternum 03:28   instrumental
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2. Iron 03:53   Show lyrics
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3. Sword Chant 04:44   Show lyrics
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4. Mourning Heart - Interlude 01:23   instrumental
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5. Tale of Revenge 04:30   Show lyrics
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6. Lost in Despair 05:37   Show lyrics
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7. Slayer of Light 03:10   Show lyrics
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8. Into Battle 05:52   Show lyrics
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9. LAI LAI HEI 07:15   Show lyrics
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10. Tears 03:19   Show lyrics
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Band members
Jari Mäenpää Vocals, Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Oliver Fokin Drums, Bombo, Tinja, Tambourine
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Bass, Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Meiju Enho Keyboards
Markus Toivonen Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Shaman Drum, Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Guest/Session
Miska Engström Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Eveliina Kontio Kantele
Vesa Vigman Bouzouki, Mandolin, Saxophone, Dulcimer
Kaisa Saari Vocals (additional) on 1, 10, Tin whistle, Recorders
Frostheim Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Miscellaneous staff
Jari Mäenpää Recording
Janne Warman Recording
Mika Jussila Mastering
Flemming Rasmussen Engineering, Mixing
Necrolord Cover art
Jari Mäenpää Vocals, Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Oliver Fokin Drums, Bombo, Tinja, Tambourine
Jukka-Pekka Miettinen Bass, Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Meiju Enho Keyboards
Markus Toivonen Guitars, Guitars (acoustic), Shaman Drum, Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Miska Engström Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Eveliina Kontio Kantele
Vesa Vigman Bouzouki, Mandolin, Saxophone, Dulcimer
Kaisa Saari Vocals (additional) on 1, 10, Tin whistle, Recorders
Frostheim Vocals (choirs) on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI"
Jari Mäenpää Recording
Janne Warman Recording
Mika Jussila Mastering
Flemming Rasmussen Engineering, Mixing
Necrolord Cover art
Read Ensiferum - Iron 60% ConorFynes September 14th, 2011
Read Never Quest 52% marktheviktor February 3rd, 2009
Read It's Killer... Untill... 91% 7th_son_of_a_7th_son September 7th, 2008
Read When Iron surpasses Steel. 96% hells_unicorn June 29th, 2008
Read Iron? Golden! 95% Razakel March 1st, 2008
Read Two songs ruin an otherwise... 87% BastardHead February 24th, 2008
Read Iron is stronger than death 87% Moonglum_Of_Elwher January 13th, 2008
Read Better than the debut if... 99% Largos December 24th, 2006
Read A worthy follow-up 90% NoTruce October 4th, 2006
Read Inferior to the debut but... 91% cyclone November 30th, 2004
Read As good as their first album! 89% KayTeeBee October 3rd, 2004
Read A iron-hard performance 94% aelor June 1st, 2004

Lemonade choir on "Sword Chant" and "LAI LAI HEI": Miska Engstrom, Frostheim, Jukka-Pekka, Markus and Jari.

Digipack and Japanese bonus track:
11. Battery (Metallica cover) (5:13)
(followed by a period of silence are some of the group shouts from the recording of this track, the total length is 10:43)

"LAI LAI HEI" is supposed to be written in all-caps. It's also printed like that on the CD's booklet.

Recording information:

Engineered and mixed at Sweet Silence Studios in Cobenhagen, Denmark during July-December 2003.
Mastered at Finnvox Studios.

All acoustics, folk instruments and female vocals recorded at Beyond Abilities Studios by Janne Wirman.
Some of the vocals recorded by Jari in Finland with his own equipment.

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Added on: 2004-02-22 11:25:25 Last modified on: 2014-10-06 15:45:52
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