Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
Finland's enigmatic Xysma were formed in the late '80s by a colorfully named cast of musicians including Joanitor Lottoner (lead vocals), Foreigner Lawny (vocals, guitars), Minister Stranius (guitars, keyboards), Gablo Hea... more »
Finland's enigmatic Xysma were formed in the late '80s by a colorfully named cast of musicians including Joanitor Lottoner (lead vocals), Foreigner Lawny (vocals, guitars), Minister Stranius (guitars, keyboards), Gablo Heavenly (electric and upright basses), and Orvis Goodnight (drums). Over the course of a highly eccentric discography inaugurated by 1990's Fata Morgana EP and its immediate full-length follow-up, 1991's Yeah debut, the group has tread too many stylistic paths to allow for easy pigeonholing. But subsequent efforts like 1993's First and Magical, 1995's Deluxe, and particularly 1996's Lotto displayed a distinct, if still unorthodox alternative rock focus, with occasional detours into industrial music and noise rock as well. 1998's Singles odds and sods collection apparently served as a capper to their activities, but no official breakup was ever announced.
Xysma's most well known recording?
Uriah Rose II | Kentucky, USA | 07/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This isn't really metal anymore. Xysma started out as a very grindcore band, then progressed from album to album. Their first demo was Swarming Of The Maggots, and their last CD (before they parted ways) was Girl On The Beach. Lotto is really the only CD that you'll easily find anywhere. On this one, Joanitor (vocals) sounds a big like Danzig, or (like Ian from) The Cult. He pretty much went from his death growl to more actual singing. After this CD, is voice became really really good. Reminds me a bit of Elvis.This is a good heavy record with good production. One thing I've always liked about this band, they've aways been a bit out in left field, doing what they want to do. No 2 Xysma albums sound the same, or are really even the same music, although it IS the same band. This was their 'hard rock' period. The last song 'Bravado' in interesting, as it's basicly a atmospheric piece. Very spacy. The rest is pretty well played hard rock / kinda old school metal.
Although no my favourite Xysma CD, I'd STILL listen to it before a lot of other bands. They never put out a bad song in their careers."
Better than american music
captainclive | 10/01/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Xysma ( ZHIS-MUH ) are from finland and are the second best band to hail from that cold country, after Amorphis. Xysma are not death metal. Some of their early recordings were very Carcass like. The new stuff is very hip more like alternative although I hate to use that turn because their music is like realy hip suave metal."