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Music Review: Sonata Artica CD: Pariah’s Child


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I want to like Sonata Artica.  I really do, but for the life of me I just have never been able to fully grasp their music I guess.  There have been some songs like ‘Full Moon’ that I really enjoyed and I feel is good catchy song but for the most part their music has always seemed to be attempting to be epic but always falling flat.  So, we have ‘Pariah’s Child’ upon us and it seems that the band has went back to a power power/symphonic style than on their previous album forsaking the prog rock style a bit.  On one hand I think it has helped, on the other…I still am not completely sold on the band. Continue reading Music Review: Sonata Artica CD: Pariah’s Child

KALMAH: Finnish Death Metal Legion To Release Seventh Studio Album Via Spinefarm Records Teaser Track + Studio Footage Posted

Finnish death metal legion KALMAH are pleased to unleash their seventh studio offering this June.  Titled Seventh Swamphony, the follow-up to 2010’s critically lauded 12 Gauge release, was recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, and features eight tracks, mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, et al).

Comments lead guitarist Antti Kokko: “This album marks a milestone in our careers. We have a new keyboard player [Veli-Matti Kananen], which has given a fresh edge to the music, and we are of course very satisfied with the new material. That is why we wanted to give the songs the best possible chance without compromise; we feel very lucky and privileged to have worked with Jens Bogren.”

KALMAH’s latest production showcases the Oulu outfit’s signature brand of frantic, yet melodic death metal tempered here by a new-found epic mournfulness.

Check out epic pummel of fifth track “Windlake Tale” as well as studio footage at THIS LOCATION.

KALMAH (“From The Grave” in Karelian) will play Dark River Festival in Finland this Summer with more festival and UK touring plans to be announced. Stay tuned for details.

Seventh Swamphony will be released in North America via Spinefarm Records this June. Further details to be announced in weeks to come.