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Vinland Saga (album)

Vinland Saga
Cover design by Stefan Heilemann
Studio album by Leaves' Eyes
Released 30 May 2005 (2005-05-30)
Recorded Mastersound Studio, Fellbach/Stuttgart, Germany, 2005
Genre Symphonic metal, Viking metal
Length 45:43
Language English, Norwegian
Label Napalm
Producer Alexander Krull
Leaves' Eyes chronology
Vinland Saga
Legend Land
Singles from Vinland Saga
  1. "Elegy"
    Released: 2 May 2005 (2005-05-02)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 6/10 stars[2]
Metal Hammer (GER) 5/7 stars[3]
Exclaim! (favorable)[4]

Vinland Saga is the second full-length album by the symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes, released in 2005. It is a concept album that tells the story of the voyage of the Norse explorer Leif Erikson and his discovery of Vinland (a.k.a. Newfoundland). The main vocals are by the Norwegian singer Liv Kristine, but some harsh vocals performed by her husband and producer Alexander Krull can be heard on the songs "Solemn Sea", "The Thorn", and "New Found Land".

A limited edition version of the album was released on 7 November 2006, which included two bonus tracks, a making-of video, an interview with Liv Kristine, as well as the music video produced for the single "Elegy" .


  • Track listing 1
  • Personnel 2
    • Leaves' Eyes 2.1
    • Additional musicians 2.2
    • Production 2.3
  • Charts 3
    • Album 3.1
  • References 4

Track listing

All lyrics written by Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull, all music composed by Alexander Krull, Thorsten Bauer, Mathias Röderer and Christopher Lukhaup.
No. Title Length
1. "Vinland Saga"   3:12
2. "Farewell Proud Men"   4:04
3. "Elegy"   5:07
4. "Solemn Sea"   3:44
5. "Leaves' Eyes"   3:59
6. "The Thorn"   4:05
7. "Misseri (Turn Green Meadows into Grey)"   3:50
8. "Amhrán (Song of the Winds)" (instrumental) 2:48
9. "New Found Land"   3:28
10. "Mourning Tree"   4:03
11. "Twilight Sun"   3:22
12. "Ankomst" ("The Arrival") 3:55
Total length:
Limited edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
13. "Heal"   3:58
14. "For Amelie" (new version) 3:37
Total length:


Leaves' Eyes

  • Liv Kristine Espenæs Krull - lead vocals, keyboards
  • Alexander Krull - death grunts, keyboards, programming, samples
  • Thorsten Bauer - guitars, keyboards
  • Mathias Röderer - guitars, keyboards
  • Christopher Lukhaup - bass, keyboards
  • Moritz Neuner - drums, percussion, keyboards

Additional musicians

  • Robert & Johannes Suß, Norman Sickinger, Christof Kutzers, Anders Oddsberg, Steven Willems, Simone Sacco, Gunnar Sauermann, Sascha Henneberger, Markus Bruder, Jochen Steinsdorfer, Ralf Oechsle - backing vocals on "New Found Land"
  • Timon Birkhofer - cello and piano on "Elegy", harp on "Amhran"
  • Jana Kallenberg - violin


  • Produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Alexander Krull at Mastersound Studios
  • Assistant recording engineers: Mathias Röderer, Thorsten Bauer, Chris Lukhaup, Robert Suß



Year Chart Position
2005 German Albums Chart[5] 62


  1. ^ "Leaves' Eyes - Vinland Saga".  
  2. ^ Begrand, Adrien (2 October 2005). "Leaves' Eyes: Vinland Saga".  
  3. ^ "Vinland Saga Suchergebnis".  
  4. ^ Taylor, Laura (August 2005). "Leaves' Eyes - Vinland Saga".  
  5. ^ "Album – Leaves' Eyes, Vinland Saga". (in German).  
  • Vinland Saga (CD Booklet).  

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