HUMPPA ‘TIL IT HURTS! TROLL BENDS FIR + JONNE JARVELA (KORPIKLAANI)
If you don’t know what humppa is, you could check out this post from our Finland Tribute Week series last December, which featured Finntroll and Korpiklaani. Or, you could listen to the song that follows the jump in this post.
The players are twofold: First is Troll Bends Fir, a folk metal (or maybe folk rock) band from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Actually, the band call their music “beer metal”. They contacted NCS about their music a loooong time ago (how could you forget a name like that?), but at the time I wasn’t convinced the music was in the target area for this site. But our horizons have broadened some since then, especially since Trollfiend moved into the NCS neighborhood and started introducing us to his folk-metal relatives.
Troll Bends Fir’s latest release is a compilation released on September 16 called Братья Во Хмелю (Brothers in Drinks). It includes a song called “Хумппа По Соседству” (“Humppa Is My Neighbor”), which features guest vocals by none other than Jonne Järvelä of Korpiklaani — and he’s the second player in this post. The song is just too much fuckin’ fun not to share. So, you can hear it after the jump. There’s also a tender video about the making of the song, too. Go on, humppa ’til it hurts. (credit to Trollfiend — who else? — for this tip.)
I could Humppa all night long!
I wanna humpa your Thor-like uterus. .
This makes me happy in my Trøllpänts.
Nice touch with the umlaut.
The happiness in your pants is making the tentacle in my pants feel sqiggly.
Fun fact: that album cover is a hops bud rendered in barley seeds.
That’s what I call walkin’ the walk. But I thought all metal was beer metal.
I am not a fan of beer, so I hope not…
Further proof that you are an outlier. (Truth be told, I don’t drink beer much either.)
No. Because I’m the golden standard. (Golden rod standard, huhuhuhu.) Everyone else I’d the outlier.
I like that “outlier” sounds like a deviant sex act.
Beer is the elixir of the gods and you are all heretics.
Who you callin’ hairy?!
Who you callin’ a god licker?
I finally got to listen to the song. It was fucking good!!!
The second video though…was that Russian? I’m guessing since the band is from Russia, but I couldn’t identify Russian if it came up and sucked my cock with a dustbuster…..
Whatever it was, I think I want to learn it now…..for not real reason other than so I can make those noises….
Do you want to sound like the chick or the big gnarly dude?
I recommend a steady diet of Arkona, at LEAST twice daily, supplemented with regular doses of Kartikeya. You’ll be Russian in no time.
Well, that was a lovely video!
Fuckin’ cool. Belarusian rock ‘n’ troll ftw.
Speaking of folk metal, are you familiar with Falkenbach?
Yes indeed, though I consider Falkenbach to be more Viking metal than folk.
Okay, what in the fuck is the difference in this case????
I only ask, because I thought they were totally folk……
I’m very addle-brained right now.
Folk usually concentrates on incorporating folk melodies and/or rhythms and/or instuments into the music. Viking metal may do the same, but it is often secondary to the main focus of Viking “aesthetic”. There’s a fair bit of overlap, obviously…bands like Tyr are musically probably more folk, but no one would mistake them as anything other than Viking.
Do you think there’s a sound that defines “Viking metal”, or is it more the lyrical themes? For example, Amon Amarth is widely called a Viking metal band, but it seems really to be melodic death metal with Viking/Norse lyrical themes. As you note, many people also think of Tyr as a Viking metal band, but their musical style is quite different from Amon Amarth.
I’d say Viking metal is pretty much defined by lyrical themes. If you look at the start of the genre (Bathory’s Hammerheart, and so on) the early Viking metal was black/thrash, which I think most of the current bands kind of fall under but it’s easy to see how Viking embraced the folk concept and the two sort of grew together.
Pretty sure that was all Russian.
Carry out appropriate self-disciplining. Be sure to draw blood.