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Manala

Korpiklaani

Type:
Full-length
Release date:
August 3rd, 2012
Catalog ID:
N/A
Label:
Nuclear Blast
Format:
Unknown
Reviews:
8 reviews (avg. 88%)
1. Kunnia 03:25   Show lyrics
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2. Tuonelan tuvilla 03:10   Show lyrics
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3. Rauta 03:06   Show lyrics
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4. Ruumiinmultaa 03:37   Show lyrics
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5. Petoeläimen kuola 03:15   Show lyrics
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6. Synkkä 05:25   Show lyrics
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7. Ievan polkka 03:08   Show lyrics
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8. Husky-Sledge 01:48   instrumental
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9. Dolorous 03:05   instrumental
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10. Uni 03:49   Show lyrics
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11. Metsälle 05:41   Show lyrics
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12. Sumussa hämärän aamun 06:19   Show lyrics
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Band members
Matson Drums
Tuomas Rounakari Violin, Fiddle
Jarkko Aaltonen Bass
Juho Kauppinen Accordion, Guitars (acoustic)
Jonne Järvelä Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Slide Willow, Flute, Percussion
Cane Guitars
Guest/Session
Aksu Hanttu Drums, Percussion
Ivy Kräuter Flutes, Recorders
Joey Vocals (on 'Predator's Saliva')
Pat Henry Vocals (on 'Predator's Saliva')
Miscellaneous staff
Harri Hinkka Photography
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
Aksu Hanttu Producer, Recording, Mixing
Jan Yrlund Cover art
Tuomas Keskimäki Lyrics
Matson Drums
Tuomas Rounakari Violin, Fiddle
Jarkko Aaltonen Bass
Juho Kauppinen Accordion, Guitars (acoustic)
Jonne Järvelä Vocals, Guitars, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin, Slide Willow, Flute, Percussion
Cane Guitars
Aksu Hanttu Drums, Percussion
Ivy Kräuter Flutes, Recorders
Joey Vocals (on 'Predator's Saliva')
Pat Henry Vocals (on 'Predator's Saliva')
Harri Hinkka Photography
Svante Forsbäck Mastering
Aksu Hanttu Producer, Recording, Mixing
Jan Yrlund Cover art
Tuomas Keskimäki Lyrics
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Read I am so, so sorry 85% BastardHead February 10th, 2013
Read Korpiklaani - Manala 92% trollhammer666 September 24th, 2012
Read Keeps getting better 94% Akhenaton of man September 12th, 2012
Read Finally Sobering Up 85% Imperialtroll August 6th, 2012
Read More violins and more... 88% Verd August 6th, 2012

Limited edition digipak comes with a bonus CD with the whole album (except the twelfth and last track, "Sumussa hämärän aamun", meaning "In the Mist of a Dark Morning") sung in English.

English titles are:
01. Honor (03:25)
02. At the Huts of the Underworld (03:10)
03. The Steel (03:06)
04. Soil of the Corpse (03:37)
05. Predator's Saliva (03:15) (*)
06. Dark Side (05:25)
07. Ieva's Polka (03:08)
08. Husky-Sledge (01:48)
09. Dolorous (03:05)
10. Dream (03:49)
11. Off To the Hunt (05:40)

Jewelcase and Japanese edition come with a bonus track:
13. Soil of the Corpse (03:37)
(This is the English version of track 4, "Ruuminmultaa")

*: Guest vocalist on "Predator's Saliva" (both not present on the Finnish version of the song, "Petoeläimen kuola") are Joey (Tornado) and Pat Henry (Swashbuckle). Please leave this note in place to avoid confusion.

A music video was made for "The Steel" (English version of "Rauta").

"Ievan polkka" is a cover from an old song written by Eino Kettunen based on a traditional polka tune, but first recorded by Matti Jurva in 1937. In 2006, folk band Loituma's version of the song was mixed with frames from a Japanese anime called Bleach, creating an internet meme called Leekspin.

Though "Manala" could be understood to roughly mean "underworld" in English, Manala is a mythic place found in old Finnish folk literature that could be better translated as "realm of the dead". Mana is a kind of "god of death" and the -la suffix means that it's his place.

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Added on: 2012-05-23 11:20:19 Last modified on: 2013-12-25 17:20:24
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