Metsatöll is an Estonian folk metal band. The name "Metsatöll" is an ancient Estonian euphemism for wolf, which is reflected in the harshness of their lyrics. Much of their material, featuring flutes and other traditional instruments, is based on the wars for independence of the 13th and 14th centuries.
Like the album "Äio" were we pick todays tune from, features heavy use of traditional instruments such as the lokulaud, torupill (Estonian bagpipes), kannel & angipill, in addition to the typical metal band instrumentation (electric guitars, bass, drums, etc.) Kinda intressting mix of instruments.
Metsatöll's titling and lyrics make heavy use of archaic Estonian language and imagery, which often do not have clear English translations. For example, the word Hiiekoda refers to a type of (usually wooden) sacral building constructed near or in a forest considered holy in the pre-Christianisation customs of Estonians. While the word Sutekskäija does mean Werewolf, the Estonian werewolf legends are considerably different from those known in Anglophone countries, and this particular word has an emphasis on the human aspect of the person involved, so a better (although not as catchy) translation might be One who regularly engages in werewolf business.
Markus "Rabapagan" Teeäär – Vocals & Guitar
Lauri "Varulven" Õunapuu – Vocals, Guitar, Flutes, Torupill & Other Traditional Instruments
KuriRaivo – Bass & Vocals
Atso – Drums & Vocals
More info @
Official Metsatöll Web
Listen to ”Metsatöll - Vaid Vaprust" on Spotify here!