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Rating Kiuas... song by song.

Discussion in 'Kiuas' started by Stand Undefeated, May 18, 2010.

  1. Stand Undefeated

    Stand Undefeated Constant Lurker

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    People love to judge an album as a whole, I've decided to rank every Kiuas song (albums only, no covers/bonus tracks/demos/EP's) individually in order from favorite to least favorite, just basically to get everyone's idea of Kiuas' best work!

    Spirit of Ukko

    1. Spirit Of Ukko
    2. On The Winds Of Death We Ride
    3. No More Sleep For Me
    4. Warrior Soul
    5. Until We Reach The Shore
    6. Across The Snows
    7. Thorns Of A Black Rose
    8. And The North Star Cried


    Reformation

    1. Race With The Falcons
    2. Through The Ice Age
    3. New Chapter
    4. Of Ancient Wounds
    5. Child Of Cimmeria
    6. Black Winged Goddess
    7. Heart Of The Serpent
    8. Bleeding Strings
    9. Call Of The Horns
    10. Reformation


    The New Dark Age

    1. The Decaying Doctrine
    2. Conqueror
    3. Kiuas War Anthem
    4. The New Dark Age
    5. To Excel And Ascend
    6. Black Rose Withered
    7. After The Storm
    8. Of Sacrifice, Loss And Reward
    9. The Summoning
    10. The Warrior's Lamentation


    Lustdriven

    01. Kiuassault
    02. Cry Little Angel
    03. Of Lust, Love and Human Nature
    04. Aftermath
    05. Lights Are Many
    06. The Visionary
    07. Heart and Will
    08. The Quickening
    09. Summer's End
    10. Winter's Sting



    My Rankings:

    Elite Tracks

    1 Warrior Soul
    2 Spirit Of Ukko
    3 Race With The Falcons
    4 Kiuas War Anthem
    5 Across The Snows
    6 Child Of Cimmeria/Black Winged Goddess
    7 On The Winds Of Death We Ride
    8 Kiuassault
    9 Winter's Sting
    10 The Decaying Doctrine
    11 The Visionary
    12 Summer's End

    Solid Tracks

    13 Conqueror
    14 The New Dark Age
    15 Through The Ice Age
    16 Of Lust, Love and Human Nature
    17 Bleeding Strings
    18 The Summoning
    19 Of Ancient Wounds
    20 Call Of The Horns
    21 And The North Star Cried
    22 Aftermath
    23 After The Storm
    24 New Chapter
    25 Reformation
    26 The Warrior's Lamentation
    27 Until We Reach The Shore
    28 Cry Little Angel
    29 Of Sacrifice, Loss And Reward
    30 Heart Of The Serpent
    31 To Excel And Ascend

    Indifferent Tracks

    32 Heart and Will
    33 No More Sleep For Me
    34 Black Rose Withered
    35 Lights Are Many
    36 Thorns Of A Black Rose
    37 The Quickening


    Conclusion: I always see people say that The Spirit of Ukko is Kiuas' best work... and I have agreed with that statement for years, until recently. I really think Reformation is quite the underdog album for me, even though it's Kiuas' most criticized. I feel every release has it's ups and downs, but all albums stand apart in greatness. Lustdriven is still fresh, but I stand by this list as I have given it quite a few listens over the past few months.

    P.S. I would love to see your list! :kickass:
     
  2. suodeth123

    suodeth123 New Metal Member

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    My least favorite Kiuas songs:

    The Quickening
    No more sleep for me

    But I know The Quickening is meant to be a "radio song". And Radio Rock plays that song here in Finland!

    My favorite songs (at the moment)

    Spirit of Ukko
    Warrior Soul
    And The North Star Cried
    Race With The Falcons
    Of Ancient Wounds
    Bleeding Strings
    Black Winged Goddess
    The Conqueror
    Black Rose Withered
    Cry Little Angel
    Of Love, Lust And Human Nature
    Aftermath
    The Visionary

    oh... and I just want to say that The New Dark age is the only album that doesn't have any "low points", I don't ever want to skip a song from that album and it's rare imo.

    np: Heart of the serpent
     
  3. Adam Fiske

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    Rating all of the songs in order would be way too hard, but I can probably name my top 5 and bottom 5 songs.

    Top 5
    1. And the North Star Cried
    2. Across the Snow
    3. Winter's Sting
    4. The Wanderer's Lamentation
    5. Song for the Fells

    Bottom 5
    1. Call of the Horns
    2. Cry Little Angel
    3. The New Chapter
    4. Aftermath
    5. of Lust, Love and Human Nature

    Even that was way too hard and probably not accurate.
     
  4. life-l

    life-l New Metal Member

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    My favorite songs:

    Across The Snows!!!!!!!!!
    Warrior Soul!!!!!!!!!!!
    Spirit Of Ukko
    New Chapter
    Reformation
    The Decaying Doctrine
    Conqueror!!!!!!!!!!
    Kiuas War Anthem
    The New Dark Age
    To Excel And Ascend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Kiuassault
    Of Lust, Love and Human Nature
    Lights Are Many!!!!!!!!!! (1 of the best ballads, IMHO....)
     
  5. Maddolis

    Maddolis New Metal Member

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    Adam I am loving your top 5.

    I also love No More Sleep for Me.
    I can't count the number of times I've listened to Lustdriven or the other albums either, it's all still so fresh.
     
  6. Sauna

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    Best Songs:

    1. Across the Snows
    2. The Discipline of Steel (the waltz part <3)
    3. The Spirit of Ukko
    4. The Wanderers Lamentation (got to love the acoustic stuff here)
    5. Black Winged Goddess

    And there are of course no bad Kiuas songs nor are there any that I'm indifferent towards.
     
  7. Adam Fiske

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    One thing that bugs me about this band is that I do feel they haven't released a single album better than their debut (although all the albums are incredible). But, I can take 5 songs each from the last two releases put them in such an order:

    1. Kiuassault
    2. The New Dark Age
    3. The Visionary
    4. Of Sacrifice Loss and Reward
    5. Heart and Will
    6. Black Rose Withered
    7. Towards the Hidden Sanctum
    8. Summer's End
    9. Winter's Sting
    10. The Wanderer's Lamentation

    .. and have an album that easily surpasses Ukko. So I know Mikko's got it in him! I think I'll call that album "The Spirit of Mikko" for fun.
     
  8. Hovinarri

    Hovinarri New Metal Member

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    here I go:

    1. The Spirit of Ukko
    2. Across the Snows
    3. Of Ancient Wounds
    4. The Decaying Doctrine
    5. Lights Are Many
    6. The Visionary
    7. Black Rose Withered
    8. Call of the Horns
    9. Summer's End
    10. And the North Star Cried
     
  9. SamExner

    SamExner New Metal Member

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    I... I... I can't decide!
     
  10. Harley D

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    Very difficult. One song that some days I can't seem to hear enough is After the Storm. Not heavy, but quite a nice tune.
     
  11. Adam Fiske

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    Two years later, I really don't know why I put Aftermath on there because that song is pretty awesome.
     
  12. mikkola

    mikkola Hakkapelitta

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    My favorites, in order...

    1. Of Ancient Wounds
    2. The Discipline of Steel
    3. Across the Snows
    4. The Lights Are Many
    5. Warrior Soul
    6. Spirit of Ukko
    7. The Wanderer's Lament

    One thing I really like about Kiuas is that they put different types of songs on their albums. I have a "power metal" Kiuas playlist AND an "introspective/progressive metal" Kiuas playlist, which I think is pretty awesome. They're not limited to just one sound, but you still know it's them.
     
  13. ZNickel

    ZNickel New Metal Member

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    My top 6 are:
    1. Until We Reach the Shore
    2. Warrior Soul
    3. After the Storm
    4. Conquerer
    5. The Decaying Doctrine
    6. Of Ancient Wounds
     

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