Finland

Track Premiere: Abhorrence ‘Anthem for the Anthropocene’

June 18, 2018

Reformed Finnish death metallers Abhorrence premiere new bruiser “Anthem for the Anthropocene.”

Q&A: Tomi Koivusaari (Amorphis) Sweats The Small Stuff

June 4, 2018

Amorphis’ Tomi Koivusaari talks the importance of bees, riffs, and the return of Olli-Pekka Laine.

Track by Track: Hukutus – “Oksitosiini”

April 26, 2018

Stream the new album from Hukutus and read their track-by-track analysis of the album.

Full Album Stream: Totalselfhatred – “Solitude”

April 23, 2018

Finnish depressive black metallers Totalselfhatred slit wrists on new track “Solitude MMXIII.”

Hails From the Thousand Lakes: Vermilia

April 6, 2018

Check out the lyric-video for “Vedestä Vieraantunut,” from Finland’s own Vermilia.

Face the North With Alghazanth’s Black Metal Swansong

February 2, 2018

Alghazanth manages an excellent balance between the raw sounds of the Norwegian second wave and just enough production value to give the music the extra boost it needs to fulfill its theatrical destiny.

Indulge in Väki’s Satisfyingly Dark Black Metal

December 1, 2017

You can rely on Finland to consistently deliver on a few things: pine trees, winning gold medals at the winter Olympics and producing excellent metal.

Video Premiere: Oddland – ‘Penumbra’

August 14, 2017

Watch a new video from Oddland, recorded during their 2017 European tour.

Let Hoath Crown Your Mind With “Of Virgin Moon and Serpent”

October 18, 2016

Refinement?  Bah!  Technical acumen?  Bwaaaahhh!  This is crude, grave-stomping, bone-grinding death metal tuned for pit domination and soul desecration.

Demo:listen: Burial Choir

September 2, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we lie down on the cool earth and watch the aeons unfurl with Finland’s Burial Choir.

Finnish Hymn!: Vainaja stream death/doom crusher “Risti”

May 19, 2016

Death/doom from Finland inspired by 19th century tyrants? Vainaja and Decibel have got you covered.

Let Finland’s Gloomy Grim Kiss You Shamefully

May 17, 2016

Says vocalist Agathon about the song: “‘The Shameful Kiss’ is about The Ritual conjuring the dark forces. Those forces might be unknown for many, but it does not mean that they do not exist. I think ‘The Shameful Kiss’ caught the old Gloomy Grim mood… Without the keyboards this could be pure Thrash Metal song.”

The Rise of an Evil Sun: True Black Dawn Premiere

April 28, 2016

Finnish black metallers True Black Dawn have preached the good and blasphemous word since 1992. Check out the premiere for the title track on Come the Colorless Dawn, the band’s second full-length, and first album in 15 years.

Skepticism

September 8, 2015

Ordeal
Alone Again
dB Rating: 9/10

Throw Me a Frickin’ Label Hack: Finland’s Edge of Haze

August 15, 2014

Because every day another band records another song.  Because 83% of those songs are unlistenable and you can’t be bothered to sift through the dreck.  Because metal is about not giving a shit and waking your own personal storm.  Because music is universal, expression is boundless, and even indie labels (whatever that means these days)…

Finland’s W.A.I.L. Was Absolutely Interviewed, Literally

March 1, 2013

Early in 2011, I was floored by a band I had never heard before making noise I never knew I always wanted to hear.  They’re from Finland, so, yeah.  Duh.  At this point I expect sweet Finnish lullabies to kick my ass and melt my face. The phrase “Wisdom through Agony into Illumination and Lunacy”…

EXCLUSIVE STREAM | Maveth “Hymn to Azael”

November 5, 2012

According to those gentle, God-fearin’ souls at Studylight.org, Maveth—transliterated from Old Testament Hebrew and translated into English—is defined as: “death, dying, Death (personified), realm of the dead; death; death by violence (as a penalty); state of death, place of death” . . . And my, how that is apt, because Finland’s Maveth are pretty much…

How About Some Split Cranium (feat. Aaron Turner)?

March 27, 2012

So had everything worked out just right, we’d be giving you an exclusive premiere of this track from Split Cranium. However, considering the fact the album came out last week, some of you may have already “premiered” it on your home stereo. And, as such, the “exclusive” part of this is moot. For those of…