Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Album preview: New studio album from Finnish band, Korpiklaani: Kulkija

Saying you like music that's sung in a language that you cannot understand is a bit like deciding to have a tattoo done in a character set that you can't read or write: it's a huge leap of faith that they are not singing about how much they enjoy abusing women and children, or inking you with insults and stupidity and grammatical errors. However...

I like this band. I like the sound of the songs, the feel of the music. I like the vocals. A mix of rock, metal and folk... but I haven't the faintest idea what they are singing about.

Korpiklaani's new studio album, Kulkija (it translates to 'The Wanderer' or 'Wayfarer') is coming soon on September 7th... you can pre-order it here. It will launch the band on a huge, and I mean ginormous, tour, taking in many cities and towns in Russia, the USA, and then all over Europe. (There's a date in Sacramento, California at Holy Diver, and in London, UK, Islington Assembly Hall, among all the others--see them all here.)

Here's their latest single, Aallon alla (sorry but Google doesn't seem able to translate that... there are times when machine/automatic translation just doesn't work):

Find out more on Korpiklaani's Facebook and website:

(And please... if you speak Finnish and English, let me know if I have anything to worry about! I'm as comfortable with Finnish as I am with Hungarian, i.e., there are zero clues in the words that someone who speaks English, French, and a smattering of Polish and German can understand... yet it's a tease, because we share the same character sets!)

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