Released: Mar 2008
Label: Nuclear Blast GmbH
Finland's finest "Woodland Clan" vigorously charge the U.S. on its Nuclear Blast debut, Korven Kuningas (translation: "The King of the Woods"). Tirelessly mixing patriotic, polka-infused Finnish folk with equal parts fierce metal and stout beer, Korpiklaani deliver catchy, feel-good humppa tunes with the energy turned up to 12. Regardless of your own headbanging heritage, galloping, fun-loving tracks like "Paljon on Koskessa Kivia" and "Northern Fall" conjure mental images of enchanted forest parties and make it impossible to sit still while listening.