KALMAH
"SEVENTH SWAMPHONY"
SPINEFARM RECORDS

KALMAH is a crushing Black Metal band out of Finland. They started out 1991 under the
name
ANCESTOR up until 1998. In 1998 the band took on the name of KALMAH,
which means "to the grave" or "to the death in Karelian. The band plays an amazing style
of Black metal that blends together elements of both old and new school styles. Their
music has a really cool balance of brutality, atmospheric & symphonic sounds. They take
elements from old school European Black Metal that reminded me a lot of bands like
EMPEROR, MAYHEM & IMMORTAL. They then in some more harsher and
aggressive parts like
DIMMU BORGIR, OLD MAN'S CHILD & BELPHEGOR. The
touches of the more modern Black Metal come in the form of atmospheric
DIMMU
BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH
& BEHEMOTH. They then mix in lots of Folk Metal
elements as well that reminded me of
ENSIFERUM, KORPIKLANNI & TYR. To round
out their sound they add in some of the Nordic Death Metal sounds of
THE HAUNTED,
BLOODBATH, AMON AMARTH
& ENTOMBED into the mix. I am a huge fan of all
these bands mentioned, so of course I absolutely love what
KALMAH was doing. These
guys are by far one of the best well rounded Black Metal bands I have heard in a long, long
time! One of the best bands in there genre. This is an absolute must in every Metal fans
collection! Everyone buy this and support this amazing band!

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