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Have you ever woken up not-quite on the wrong side of the bed, but just low energy? IIH makes it difficult to get good, restful sleep, and I have to avoid caffeine like my life depends on it. Fortunately, there’s one way I’ve found to keep myself from laying around like a hairball and staring at the ceiling all day:
Not all of it, though. If you follow me on Spotify, you’ve probably figured out that I’m kind of hugely into folk metal. Not even necessarily other incarnations of folk music or other incarnations of metal, but folk metal seems to hit the perfect spot in my musical sensibilities.
This probably makes it understandable that I absolutely, unabashedly love the Finnish folk metal group Korpiklaani.
While there are a ton of bands, songs, and albums I adore, very few have resulted in an album I genuinely want to listen to all of the way through without skipping any songs. Not because they’re packed with filler, but it doesn’t take a lot for a song to break the overall “mood” of an album for me. Korpiklaani is one of the few bands to have passed my overly-rigorous “is this band awesome y/n” litmus test– they’ve put out several albums I genuinely want to listen to without skipping anything (Manala and Korven Kuningas, to name two). They’ve also managed to create a song that, in my opinion, is virtually impossible to listen to and stay in a bad mood:
I love it.
For more of their albums in CD and mp3 form, visit Korpiklaani’s Amazon page here.