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->''"According to Jonne, his time in the Lapland was supposed to be some sort of search for his true self, but all he could find was booze, forest, women and funny music and these are pretty much the things that you will find in Korpiklaani's music these days."''
-->-- '''Jarkko Aaltonen''', [[http://www.maelstrom.nu/ezine/interview_iss37_193.php interview]] with ''Maelstrom'' magazine

Korpiklaani are a Finnish FolkMetal band. They, along with {{Finntroll}}, are generally credited with the explosion of popularity that the genre has seen since the 00's.

Their origins are rather unique in the genre: most folk metal bands started as metal bands that added folk later; Korpiklaani started off as a folk band and added metal. Specifically, they started as Shamaani Duo, a Sami folk band employed by the Hullu Poro ("Crazy Reindeer") restaurant in Lapland. Jonne Järvelä then retooled the band into Shaman, playing the same folk music as before but with metal instruments and a synthesizer. After recording two albums (and playing as a guest musician for Finntroll), Jonne retooled the band again: they incorporated more metal influence into their songwriting--and Jonne switched from Sami yoiking to metal-style rough vocals in Finnish and English--while simultaneously replacing the synthesizers with traditional acoustic instruments. They also changed their name to Korpiklaani ("Forest Clan"), mainly to [[NamesTheSame avoid confusion with the Brazilian band also named Shaman]]. It was as Korpiklaani that their popularity outside Finland really took off.

Common themes in their lyrics include drinking and partying, stories from Scandanavian mythology and folklore, and [[BreadEggsBreadedEggs characters from Scandanavian mythology drinking and partying]].

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[[folder: As Shamaani Duo ]]

* ''Hunka Lunka''

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[[folder: As Shaman ]]

* ''Idja'' (1999)
* ''Shamániac'' (2002)

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[[folder: As Korpiklaani ]]

* ''Spirit of the Forest'' (2003)
* ''Voice of Wilderness'' (2005)
* ''Tales Along This Road'' (2006)
* ''Tervaskanto'' (2007)
* ''Korven Kuningas'' (2008)
* ''Karkelo'' (2009)
* ''Ukon Wacka'' (2011)
* ''Manala'' (2012)
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!Korpiklaani provides examples of:

* AudienceParticipationSong: "Vodka", whose {{ear worm}}y call-and-response lyrics seem tailor-made for audiences to shout along.
** Recently, "Rauta", with the repeated chorus of ''"Isku!"'' ("Strike!") chanted by the audience.
* BawdySong: Find an English translation of ''Kirki'' (or learn Finnish)
* BrokenRecord: "Rauta". At one point, the word "Iske!" ("Strike!") is repeated ''thirty-nine'' times.
* DrunkenSong / OdeToIntoxication: At ''least'' [read: "a lot more than"] one per album.
* DrunkenMaster: Present in the lyrics of several songs, such as ''Beer Beer'' and ''Vodka''.
* HeavyMithril
* IAmTheBand: Back when they were Shaman, Jonne was the only permanent member. The roster has stabilized since ''Tales Along This Road''.
* IndecipherableLyrics: In some songs.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: ''Korven Kuningas''' title song and final track is 20 minutes long, 15 minutes of which are distant, repetitive percussion.
* {{Mascot}}: Vaari, the antlered man who has appeared on every album cover since ''Tales Along This Road''.
* RatedMForManly
* NonAppearingTitle: ''Spirit of the Forest'', ''Voice of Wilderness'', and ''Tales Along This Road''. Ironically, there ''is'' a song called "Spirit of the Forest"... on the album ''Voice of Wilderness''.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: "Wooden Pints" is about "little men" who live in the mountains and "really know how to party" (given that this is Korpiklaani, that means that they drink a lot..
* StopAndGo: "Kunnia".
* TranslatedCoverVersion: The SpecialEdition of ''Manala'' has an ''entire second album'' containing all the songs in English.
* WanderlustSong: "Journeyman".
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