History Music / Finntroll

30th Jul '16 1:17:53 PM nombretomado
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** Not ''that'' surprising. Henri 'Trollhorn' Sorvali, their primary composer apparently has some classical training and is heavily influenced by film score music, mainly DannyElfman. It is even more audible in his other band Music/{{Moonsorrow}}'s sound.

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** Not ''that'' surprising. Henri 'Trollhorn' Sorvali, their primary composer apparently has some classical training and is heavily influenced by film score music, mainly DannyElfman.Music/DannyElfman. It is even more audible in his other band Music/{{Moonsorrow}}'s sound.
27th Apr '16 12:03:10 AM aye_amber
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Finntroll is a Finnish FolkMetal band. Their music can most concisely be described as [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly blackened death polka]] but they often branch out to include elements of music of the classical, punk, carnival, ambient, acoustic, and bluegrass varieties. The band's lyrical themes are generally based around [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] living in the [[LostWoods forest]], [[ImAHumanitarian eating people]], hanging out with [[WolfTropes wolves]] and [[WickedWitch witches]], and partying around [[FungusHumongous ancient mushrooms]].

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Finntroll is a Finnish FolkMetal band. Their music can most concisely be described as [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly blackened death polka]] but they often branch out to include elements of music of the classical, punk, carnival, ambient, acoustic, and bluegrass varieties. The band's lyrical themes are generally based around [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] living in the [[LostWoods forest]], forest,]] [[ImAHumanitarian eating people]], people,]] hanging out with [[WolfTropes wolves]] and [[WickedWitch witches]], and partying around [[FungusHumongous ancient mushrooms]].
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Current members

* Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns - vocals (2006-present)
* Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa - guitar (1998-present)
* Mikael "Routa" Karlbom - guitar (2003-present)
* Sami "Tundra" Uusitalo - bass (1998-present)
* Samu "Beast Dominator" Ruotsalainen - drums (1998-present)
* Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali - keyboards (1998-present) (see also Music/{{Moonsorrow}})
* Aleksi "Virta" Virta - live keyboards (2005-present)

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!! Members:

Current:

* Mathias "Vreth" Lillmåns - vocals Vocals (2006-present)
* Samuli "Skrymer" Ponsimaa - guitar Guitar (1998-present)
* Mikael "Routa" Karlbom - guitar Guitar (2003-present)
* Sami "Tundra" Uusitalo - bass Bass (1998-present)
* Samu "Beast Dominator" Ruotsalainen - drums Drums (1998-present)
* Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali - keyboards Keyboards (1998-present) (see (See also Music/{{Moonsorrow}})
* Aleksi "Virta" Virta - live Live keyboards (2005-present)



* Jan "Katla" Jämsen - lyrics (1997-2002 / 2006-present)

Former members

* Katla - vocals (1997-2002)
* Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta - guitar (1997-2003) (R.I.P.)
* Tapio Wilska - vocals (2002-2006)

Discography

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* Jan "Katla" Jämsen - lyrics Lyrics (1997-2002 / 2006-present)

Former members

Former:

* Katla - vocals Vocals (1997-2002)
* Teemu "Somnium" Raimoranta - guitar Guitar (1997-2003) (R.I.P.)
* Tapio Wilska - vocals (2002-2006)

Discography
Vocals (2002-2006)
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!! Discography:
30th May '15 2:02:57 AM Scaramouche
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** Their most recent video, Haxbrygd, shows the trolls repairing an old car and driving off in it at the end. There are also shots of them playing their instruments (although neither Virta nor Trollhorn are playing the keyboard - Virta is playing the trumpet, Trollhorn the accordion).
16th May '14 7:35:28 AM Necromaster
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Somnium fell off a bridge and died in 2003. His death was ruled as an accident, likely helped by intoxication, but some people (specifically, Mika Luttinen from Impaled Nazarene) claim he intentionally committed suicide.
16th May '14 7:33:53 AM Necromaster
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* AllTrollsAreDifferent - These trolls are based on those most common in Scandinavian folklore: huge, fat, hairy, big-nosed creatures with pointy ears and magic powers. Skrymer, one of the guitarists, draws much of their album art, which has a clear John Bauer influence in his troll design. Sometimes they have antlers.
* AuthorExistenceFailure - Somnium fell off a bridge and died in 2003. His death was ruled as an accident, likely helped by intoxication, but some people (specifically, Mika Luttinen from Impaled Nazarene) claim he intentionally committed suicide.
* ConceptAlbum - All of them, possibly. ''Midnattens Widunder'' and ''Ur Jordens Djup'' definitely qualify.
* ConceptVideo - The band has four videos, with varying degrees of narrative:

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* AllTrollsAreDifferent - AllTrollsAreDifferent: These trolls are based on those most common in Scandinavian folklore: huge, fat, hairy, big-nosed creatures with pointy ears and magic powers. Skrymer, one of the guitarists, draws much of their album art, which has a clear John Bauer influence in his troll design. Sometimes they have antlers.
* AuthorExistenceFailure - AuthorExistenceFailure: Somnium fell off a bridge and died in 2003. His death was ruled as an accident, likely helped by intoxication, but some people (specifically, Mika Luttinen from Impaled Nazarene) claim he intentionally committed suicide.
* ConceptAlbum - ConceptAlbum: All of them, possibly. ''Midnattens Widunder'' and ''Ur Jordens Djup'' definitely qualify.
* ConceptVideo - ConceptVideo: The band has four videos, with varying degrees of narrative:



* DarkerAndEdgier - Ever since ''Ur Jordens Djup'', their music has become a lot more serious.
* DropTheHammer - the theme of their song "Trollhammaren". No translation necessary.
* MrFanservice: Have you ''seen'' Vreth? Not that the other members, like Skrymer and the late Somnium are/were that bad, either.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin - Finntroll is, well, a ''Finnish'' band singing about, uhm, ''trolls''.
* GrimUpNorth - The trolls in the songs are coming down from the northern forests and mountains of Scandinavia to harass the people living in the southern regions.
* HeavyMithril - Along with the obvious fantasy/folklore theme, Finntroll has some very epic, magical moments. Most surprisingly on their (so-called) acoustic album which includes a few tracks that are largely symphonic.

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* DarkerAndEdgier - DarkerAndEdgier: Ever since ''Ur Jordens Djup'', their music has become a lot more serious.
* DropTheHammer - the DropTheHammer: The theme of their song "Trollhammaren". No translation necessary.
* MrFanservice: Have you ''seen'' Vreth? Not that the other members, like Skrymer and the late Somnium are/were that bad, either.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin -
ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Finntroll is, well, a ''Finnish'' band singing about, uhm, ''trolls''.
* GrimUpNorth - GrimUpNorth: The trolls in the songs are coming down from the northern forests and mountains of Scandinavia to harass the people living in the southern regions.
* HeavyMithril - HeavyMithril: Along with the obvious fantasy/folklore theme, Finntroll has some very epic, magical moments. Most surprisingly on their (so-called) acoustic album which includes a few tracks that are largely symphonic.



* KnifeThrowingAct - The circus ringmaster character in the music video for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEzuxkkGyWQ Under Bergets Rot]]'' does this at one point.

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* KnifeThrowingAct - KnifeThrowingAct: The circus ringmaster character in the music video for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEzuxkkGyWQ Under Bergets Rot]]'' does this at one point.point.
* MrFanservice: Have you ''seen'' Vreth? Not that the other members, like Skrymer and the late Somnium are/were that bad, either.



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - Finntroll are not afraid to add whatever occurs to them to their music. Their most recent release includes spooky theramin, Peter Gabriel-esque percussion, and a banjo-led ballad along with their usual accordions, kazoos, Misfits-style backup vocals, and occasional Wagnerian grandeur.
* ThoseTwoGuys - The band has three songs relating to the hapless priests Aamund and Kjettl, who manage to get accosted by trolls repeatedly, to humorous effect.
* VillainSong - arguably most of their catalogue, which is about how much fun it is to be a troll, smash things, eat people, burn villages, etc.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly - NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Finntroll are not afraid to add whatever occurs to them to their music. Their most recent release includes spooky theramin, Peter Gabriel-esque percussion, and a banjo-led ballad along with their usual accordions, kazoos, Misfits-style backup vocals, and occasional Wagnerian grandeur.
* ThoseTwoGuys - ThoseTwoGuys: The band has three songs relating to the hapless priests Aamund and Kjettl, who manage to get accosted by trolls repeatedly, to humorous effect.
* VillainSong - arguably VillainSong: Arguably most of their catalogue, catalog, which is about how much fun it is to be a troll, smash things, eat people, burn villages, etc.
19th Mar '14 12:51:09 AM CassandraLeo
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* Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali - keyboards (1998-present)

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* Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali - keyboards (1998-present)(1998-present) (see also Music/{{Moonsorrow}})
3rd Mar '14 2:28:51 AM MorgenReiter
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[[WidgetSeries Widget Band]]: A Finnish "''Humppa'' FolkMetal" band that sings in Swedish about trolls and the mayhem caused by said trolls. Yep, they qualify.

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* [[WidgetSeries Widget Band]]: A Finnish "''Humppa'' FolkMetal" band that sings in Swedish about trolls and the mayhem caused by said trolls. Yep, they qualify.
3rd Mar '14 2:28:16 AM MorgenReiter
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[[WidgetSeries Widget Band]]: A Finnish "''Humppa'' FolkMetal" band that sings in Swedish about trolls and the mayhem caused by said trolls. Yep, they qualify.
10th Feb '14 8:59:06 AM ChaoticNovelist
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Finntroll is a Finnish FolkMetal band. Their music can most concisely be described as [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly blackened death polka]] but they often branch out to include elements of music of the classical, punk, carnival, ambient, acoustic, and bluegrass varieties. The band's lyrical themes are generally based around [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] living in the [[LostWoods forest]], [[ImAHumanitarian eating people]], hanging out with [[BigBadAssWolf wolves]] and [[WickedWitch witches]], and partying around [[FungusHumongous ancient mushrooms]].

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Finntroll is a Finnish FolkMetal band. Their music can most concisely be described as [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly blackened death polka]] but they often branch out to include elements of music of the classical, punk, carnival, ambient, acoustic, and bluegrass varieties. The band's lyrical themes are generally based around [[AllTrollsAreDifferent trolls]] living in the [[LostWoods forest]], [[ImAHumanitarian eating people]], hanging out with [[BigBadAssWolf [[WolfTropes wolves]] and [[WickedWitch witches]], and partying around [[FungusHumongous ancient mushrooms]].
15th Jan '14 1:04:04 PM foxley
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* KnifeThrowingAct - The circus ringmaster character in the music video for ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEzuxkkGyWQ Under Bergets Rot]]'' does this at one point.
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