There's one thing you need to know about listening to Korpiklaani: you don't need to understand Finnish to appreciate them. These Finns are all about melodic heavy, power, and pagan metal, and some serious beer drinking. Ukon Wacka supposedly refers to "a pagan sacrificial feast from ancient times, on which a special made beer richly flowed." Korpiklaani blends their heritage with elements of melodic power, heavy, and pagan metal, and lots of alcohol (did I mention that?) to make a rocking album. Grow your hair out and lengthen your beard, raise your mug and salute with a hearty quaff of ale or, possibly, mead. I don't know what these titles mean or what Korpiklaani is saying but Paat Pois Tai Hirteen, Lonkkalutt, and Ukon Wacka are some serious heavy metal shit. The Finns condescend to the universal language with a single drinking song, Tequila. Why the Mexican national drink get special attention, I'll never know. For melodic nationalistic pagan metal, Korpiklaani charms and entertains with their latest Ukon Wacka. Metal is truly a universal language.
For melodic nationalistic pagan metal, Korpiklaani charms and entertains with their latest Ukon Wacka. Metal is truly a universal language.
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