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Ensiferum — One Man Army

Estimated reading time: 2 minute(s)

★★★☆ My first though, on hearing the typical-for-folk-metal intro, was “God, I fucking hate folk metal.” And then the actual metal proceeded to kick my teeth in. It drags about two-thirds of the way through, but then the band throw a wild curveball with the disco stylings of “Two Of Spades.” Weirdest recovery of the year for sure. Otherwise this is some solid shreddy rollicking.