Korpiklaani - Jylhä

Korpiklaani Jylhä cover
Nuclear Blast Records
Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani are back with their 11th studio release, “Jylhä”, via Nuclear Blast Records.
“Jylhä”, which roughly translates to “majestic” or “wild and rugged in a beautiful way”, is a pretty strong outing for being 11 albums deep as a band. It has all of the elements that Korpiklaani has become known for over the years. Upbeat songs, great usage of incorporating folk instruments, such as violins into their sound, and the raspy vocals of frontman Jonne Järvelä.
While I personally don’t speak Finnish, and don’t understand which songs are about what, the album itself features themes ranging folklore, nature, celebration, and even murder stories, including the Lake Bodom murders.
Overall, the album itself is pretty strong, and a good listen from front back, even if you don’t speak the language. I’ve always loved listening to these guys, and this album is no different.