June 19, 2013

2013 = The Year They Returned! Kalmah Follows COB Out Of *Their* Watery Grave, Too. We have Video evidence.

Kalmah/Seventh Swamphony (2013)-Review:
[Album Rating: Near-Classic: 9/10.]
[Country: Finland. Genre: Melodic Death Metal.]

Yes, we noticed: Finnish bands Kalmah & Children Of Bodom both shared a synchronous one-decade-long piss break: 2003 to 2013. Kalmah has always been associated (fairly or not fairly depending on your opinion) with Bodom, and because of both bands' JUNE 2013 return to roots after ill-advised THREE ALBUM forays into more thrashy territory, the mental association between Kalmah are Bodom is not about to change any time soon -- because Bodom released their 2013 tuneage JUST 7 DAYS SOONER! Though the Children showed no signs of life over the past 10 years since their 2003 album, to be fair Kalmah did display several vital signs since their 2003 album. (As an example, we would like to submit Swampwar and Hook The Monster off of 12 Gauge into the record as evidence that this band is brilliant even when they are off the track.) But alas, neither band uncorked a truly classic album in the past decade... but they have both done so this month.

Synopsis: The neo-classical thrashings of Finland's most down-to-Earth band have rarely sounded better! The swamp things from Oulu wisely subjugate the weaker modern metal touches that marred their last few albums.
[Album released June 2013 on Spinefarm]

The Swamp freaks invite us into their begrimed world once again in the best way possible with the shredding, gripping, and humorous vid for the title track of the new album, Seventh Swamphony: