KALMAH "Swampsong"

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KALMAH "Swampsong"
  • Album: Swampsong
  • Year: 2003
  • Label: SPIKEFARM
  • Artist: 
  • Finland

The third album of these Finns is based on speed combined with melodiousness. In lack of a proper concept but having a plain similitude with CATAMENIA's sound, KALMAH provides evidence that Melodic Black Metal becomes a mass-phenomenon for the Finnish Metal scene and, I must say, the mixture of aggressiveness and atmosphere plays a key-role in the sound of bands like this. I could say that Heavy Metal elements are now even more precisely pointed out because of astounding guitars while the keyboard reminds of AMORPHIS' debut album. This is a material completely in lack of originality but it surely can please the fans of extreme Metal. It is a well elaborated album but that would be about all.