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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Death Metal / Artist: Kalmah / Import / Audio CD released 2000-11-06 at Spikefarm

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      12.08.2008 00:50
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      Kalmah's first album (2000).

      Kalmah's first album established them as a force to be reckoned with, within the tightly-knit sub-genre of Finnish melodic death metal with power metal influence. Essentially, a genre dominated by the popular Children of Bodom with Kalmah and Norther lagging some distance behind, but appreciated more by metal snobs like me who prefer their consistency.

      Kalmah's sound may not be unique, but it's certainly impressive, and they have always possessed a fiercer edge than Bodom, bordering on black metal on occasion. This is even evidenced in their lyrical preoccupation with swamps as opposed to Bodom's lake fixation, and the vocals are delivered in a deep rasp. The dual guitar harmonies are what will keep most genre fans satisfied, even if they owe much to the classic metal tradition, but sadly there are only rare occasions taken to pay respect to the band's Finnish ancestry, such as the folky lead melody of 'Heritance of Berija' reminiscent of Amorphis.

      1. Evil in You
      2. Withering Away
      3. Heritance of Berija
      4. Black Roija
      5. Dance of the Water
      6. Hades
      7. Alteration
      8. Using the Word

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    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Evil in You
    2 Withering Away
    3 Heritance of Berija
    4 Black Roija
    5 Dance of the Water
    6 Hades
    7 Alteration
    8 Using the Word