All of the lyrics in the album, save for the one cover song are in Finnish so I can't really comment on the depth of the lyrics. Knowing Korpiklaani, they're probably as deep as a puddle. "Ukon Wacka" is a pagan festival where a special brew of beer was made and was consumed in great proportions. With a title like that, the album does a good job of having a traditional folk sound while still keeping a solid amount of metal still in there.
Louhen Yhdeksas Poika: The oppening song off of Ukon Wacka kicks so much ass. Personally I enjoy Korpiklaani's fast, upbeat songs to their slower more melodic songs, and this song thrashes pretty hard. There's also a totally badass fiddle solo in it.
Tequila: The first single off the album, terribly catchy and damn awesome. Much like Beer Beer and Vodka, this song is (surprise, surprise!) about pounding back drinks. All in all a great song.
Vaarinpolkka: Folk Metal instrumentals are always badass. Always.
Iron Fist: Yes. This is a Motörhead cover. Yes it's as awesome as you expect it to be.
|Pictured: Korpiklaani. Not Pictured: Gallons of beer and hard liquour.|
7 out of 10 Pints Of Ale.
There's not much to say really, other than that it's a totally solid album. Can't wait to hear what they crank out next, and I hope to seem them tour in Canada soon.
2011 In Music: A Preview: EDIT
- Cauldron get a re-evaluated score of 8 out of 10 Leather Jackets.
- Children Of Bodom get moved onto the list of "2011 albums I don't really care about".