Celebrate your Friday with a hearty dose of Seventh Swamphony, the impending new full-length from Finnish death metal instigators, KALMAH, currently streaming in its entirety via Revolver Magazine.
Recorded at Tico-Tico Studios in Kemi, Finland, the follow-up to 2010’s critically acclaimed 12 Gauge release was mixed and mastered at Sweden’s Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Soilwork, Paradise Lost, et al) and showcases the Oulu outfit’s signature brand of frantic, yet melodic death metal tempered here by a new-found epic mournfulness.
Reaping critical accolades both domestically and abroad, Metal Reviews crowned KALMAH‘s Seventh Swamphony “Album Of The Year,” calling the band “one of, if not the finest, melodic death metal bands.” Said Metal Temple is an 8/10 review, “From their blistering opener of ‘Seventh Swamphony,’ to the windmill inducing finale ‘The Trapper,’ this album keeps the energy flowing nonstop. Pekka Kokko‘s vocal work is solid with vicious growls and soul squirming screams that give an unearthly feel to the album.” Adds New Noise Magazine, “Seventh Swamphony features quality over quantity and you will be aware of that on the first listen. Never have I heard the band so supercharged and ready to slaughter as they are featured here. Even the slower paced ‘Windlake Tale’ correctly utilizes a death growl vocal approach to its melodic folk and works well as a blueprint to show Amorphis what they’ve been doing wrong all of these years. Quite simply put, Seventh Swamphony might very well be one of the heaviest folk metal albums that I’ve heard in years and should go down in the band’s history as one of their most memorable releases.”
Hear for yourself, courtesy of Revolver Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
Seventh Swamphony will be released in North America via Spinefarm Records digitally on June 18, 2013 and on CD June 25, 2013. For preorders, point your browser HERE.
“Seventh Swamphony is fun, and nearly every song is rewarding.” – Metal
“The guitar melodies on every track are extremely memorable and will hook onto your ears so tightly they will be torn off your head and eaten by the band’s swamp monster.” – PureGrainAudio
“Virtuoso lead guitar player Antti Kokko is up to his old tricks and the band sounds tighter than ever.” – WickedChannel
“…a wild, potent album, bristling with an energy that gets more palpable the louder it’s played.” – Axis Of Metal