Eluveitie + KORPIKLAANI – photo review

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Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
October 3rd, 2019

A night of pagan folk metal came happily to Denver last week, with Finland’s KORPIKLAANI and Switzerland’s Eluveitie ending a long metal drought in Colorado. Despite some competing metal (or metal-adjacent) shows, a solid crowd showed up.



Finland’s premier drinking-themed folk metal outfit KORPIKLAANI knows how to throw a party. They had huge pits going throughout most of the show as they humpaa’d their way through 15 years of beloved material.




I’m not really sure what to label Switzerland’s Eluveitie – they layer a lot of folk instruments on top of vaguely Gothenburg style melo-death metal. They certainly make for a visual spectacle, with 8 members on stage playing all kinds of non-electric instruments.