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A melodic power/death/folk metal band delving into Viking legends for lyrical inspiration, Helsinki, Finland's Ensiferum (Latin for "sword bearer") had to continually coexist with various simultaneous metal projects undertaken by its members. Founded in 1995 by guitarist Markus Toivonen, Ensiferum worked up a number of demo tapes before finally attracting the attention of Finland's powerhouse metal label Spinefarm, which released their eponymous debut in 2001. The sophomore Iron followed in 2004, and both albums featured vocalist Jari Mäenpää, bassist Jukka-Pekka Miettinen, keyboardist Meiju Enho, drummer Oliver Fokin, and of course Toivonen. Many of these were active in black/dark metal act Arthemesia at the same time, and Mäenpää subsequently announced his departure to start a new band called Wintersun. More lineup changes occurred before the release of the band's third LP, Victory Songs, in 2007. The following year saw Ensiferum headlining the Paganfest tour in Europe and North America, and in 2009 they released a new album, From Afar. 2012 saw the release of the group's fifth studio long-player, Unsung Heroes, and in 2015 the band issued their Metal Blade debut, One Man Army. In early 2017, the band issued the single "For Those About to Fight for Metal," in anticipation of the release of their seventh full-length outing, Two Paths, which arrived later that June. ~ Eduardo Rivadavia
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   For Those About to Fight for Metal
  3.   Feast With Valkyries
  4.   King of Storms
  5.   Last Breath
  6.   In My Sword I Trust
  7.   Two Paths
  8.   Retribution Shall Be Mine
  9.   March of War
  10.   Abandoned
  11.   Cry for the Earth Bounds
  12.   Wanderer
  13.   Into Battle
  14.   Candour And Lies
  15.   Intro
  16.   Unettomaan Aikaan
  17.   Don't You Say
  18.   Ajattomasta Unesta
  19.   Way of the Warrior
  20.   Bonus Song
  21.   Descendants, Defiance, Domination
  22.   Two of Spades
  23.   Warrior Without a War
  24.   Burden of the Fallen
  25.   One Man Army
  26.   Heathen Horde
  27.   Passion Proof Power
  28.   Symbols
  29.   Tumman Virran Taa
  30.   Heathen Throne
  31.   By the Dividing Stream
  32.   Lost in Despair
  33.   Ferrum Aeternum
  34.   The New Dawn
  35.   Ahti
  36.   Deathbringer from the Sky
  37.   Goblin's Dance
  38.   Kalevala-Melody
  39.   White Storm
  40.   Token of Time
  41.   Warrior's Quest
  42.   Blood Is the Price of Glory
  43.   My Ancestors' Blood
  44.   Battery
  45.   Tears
  46.   Victory Song
  47.   Old Man (Väinämöinen, Pt. 1)
  48.   Eternal Wait
  49.   Star Queen (Celestial Bond, Pt. 2)
  50.   Dragonheads
  51.   One More Magic Potion
  52.   Stone Cold Metal
  53.   Axe of Judgement
  54.   Sword Chant
  55.   Elusive Reaches
  56.   Lai Lai Hei
  57.   Treacherous Gods
  58.   Neito Pohjolan
  59.   Hero in a Dream
  60.   Slayer of Light
  61.   Little Dreamer (Väinämöinen,Pt. 2)
  62.   From Afar
  63.   Tale of Revenge
  64.   God Is Dead
  65.   Pohjola
  66.   Unsung Heroes
  67.   Smoking Ruins
  68.   Rawhide
  69.   Ad Victoriam
  70.   The Longest Journey (Heathen Throne Part Ii)
  71.   Iron
  72.   Raised by the Sword
  73.   Burning Leaves
  74.   Hail to the Victor
  75.   Warmetal
  76.   Into Hiding
  77.   I Will Never Kneel
  78.   Celestial Bond
  79.   Guardians of Fate
  80.   Twilight Tavern
  81.   Battle Song
  82.   Windrider
  83.   Lady in Black

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