Of the hundreds upon hundreds of bands I have seen perform over the last decade, none have ever done so with such clear infectious joy as Korpiklaani. Every person on that stage spent the entire night just grinning from ear to ear. They were thrilled to be there, doing what they do, and the crowd fed on that energy and reciprocated. It was fucking joyful.
Couple that with outlandishly fun folk metal, and it becomes clear why this band is worth anyone’s time. These are talented musicians who love what they do and are clearly having a blast.