Tag: Finland

Interview with Kalmah

With a string of high quality releases over their illustrious career, Kalmah has to be one of Finland’s best kept melodic death metal secret. This year the band releases their eighth full length album, Palo, and celebrate their 20th anniversary. We had the opportunity to talk to Pekka, guitarist and vocalist of the band to learn more.

Perdition Winds – Transcendent Emptiness

Finnish black metal band Perdition Winds returns this year with their sophomore album, Transcendent Emptiness. That Darkthrone-esque artwork hints towards the musical style of the band, and the perfect balance of coldness, bleakness, and aggression fortunately makes Transcendent Emptiness an intriguing listen.

Blast from the Past: Wintersun – Wintersun

Despite being 13 years old, Wintersun’s self-titled debut remains one of my personal favourite melodic death metal releases, bringing together a balance of speed, intensity, melody, and raw emotions in under 55 minutes. This is melodic death metal done right.

Moonsorrow – Jumalten aika

Moonsorrow returns after 5 years with their seventh full length album, Jumalten aika. The band’s brand of epic black/pagan metal proves that the long wait is well worth it, as they put out what is possibly their best work in their careers thus far.

Satanic Warmaster – Fimbulwinter

Satanic Warmaster’s fifth full length is classic Finnish black metal, with the band this time even incorporating elements of folk and viking to make Fimbulwinter an even more enchanting listen for rabid fans of the genre. Warmaster Returns!

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