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Black metal - with a Dave Mustane feel.
Sewer_Gator | Somewhere, USA | 06/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is most likely the best black metal CD I have ever heard. This band seems very unheard of, and if you stumble across them, even if you aren't into black metal, listen to them! This CD is varied, hard hitting, and emotional.There is a Megadeth cover at the end - which I found to be very cool, becuase Megadeth rules. The songs shift in mood, and style - some very dark, in a melencoly and somber way, some very bittersweet, and one in particular (My Nation) with a heavy metal/power metal feel. I love it, and if you like metal, you will too."
This sounds nothing like Bodom
tK | 05/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The style is closest to what one would call "Swamp Metal" as the band calls themselves. The vocalist is actually what makes the band so great in my opinion. He blends into the entire band, creating that universal feeling. One reviewer claimed the vocalist could've been better. However, I must disagree. Also, the keyboard solos and the guitar riffs are much darker than Bodom. It's something you need to experience on your own."
So Glorious That We Waited For Their Return...
OzzyApu | Seattle, WA | 04/24/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh how I love Melodic Death Metal. From the masterpieces of old In Flames, to the epics from Dark Tranquillity, and on Sweden's sister coast of Finland...the tunes of Kalmah. How these five genius' can never create a bad album...hell...a bad song. The vibe and musical style of Kalmah should be heard by everyone, as it is beautiful in all aspects. The vocals are easy to recieve, the guitars are incredibly catchy, the bass is audible as can be, the drums lay down that feeling of unity, and the keyboard lays it's magic all over everything. I don't know if it is the water these guys drink or they have something that "happens" during birth that we don't know about, but the Finnish people somehow always spawn a better band than we do.
Although the roots of these guys dates back since In Flames and Dark Tranquillity (Long time ago!), these guys have been more on the recent scale, letting out album after album (or masterpiece after masterpiece) with something fresh and appealing. Last week I listened to their debut, and it was a striker. It then slowly grasped me and the songs one by one sunk in, until eventually everything was enjoyable. After hearing the entire -Swamplord- CD and making the decision to buy it, I figured there was no way that they could top it. "Not all bands carry mediocrity, OzzyApu". Oh how I wish all artists were like this.
How have they managed to top -Swamplord-? We all remember that one! Unbeatable riffs and solo combinations with catchiness and flare that would have Europe united under one flag. -They Will Return- features well put use of orchestras, keyboards, choirs, and I think I heard an organ on one song. "Human Fates" enters with the subtle bobbs from the guitars and the trebling bass, when Pekka and the guitars rush in with what they do best. This track features a really touching one minute keyboard solo grandioso. "Kill The Idealist" starts out pretty identically, but then turns to chugs and finally reaches a slew of ultra riffs, topped by a table-turning solo. "The Blind Leader" to me is the most catchiest guitar wise, as it really contains energetic guitars. I guess it is during the chorus where the guitars and the keyboards go hand in hand together. I will just have to say it is tranquil of all things. Packs a solo that would even make the great Dave Mustaine ponder.
"My Nation" starts off pretty well with this catchy hook you would expect throughout the song, but then relaxes onto keyboard control. At this very moment you are driven through the night sky effortlessly...untouchable and nothing to disturb you on such a journey. You are then taken out of it briefly by the apparent chorus. This one is strongly one of my favorites on this album, as it houses both soothing melodies with nicked solos, riffs, and the Melodic Death edge anyone would want to hear (Not Metalcore Style). Has a godly solo that would make Odon himself proud three coasts across.
I have not challenged myself this time in saying that the entire album will be listenable and that I will buy it. It, however, can only be a definite buy. The only way I can describe Kalmah's music is grand, majestic, and guitara solo-riffa ultima..."