KALMAH
They Will Return
(Century Media Records)
41:34min

Blackdeath with a (very often too) dominant keyboard. Their approach is somewhere between CHILDREN OF BODOM (without the Jens Johansson sound) and STORMLORD. Yet, their hit potential is considerably lower than the COB one. On one hand, this might turn out to be a problem when fighting for new fans. On the other hand, the variety of different sounds and interesting solos will surely prevent you from getting bored too soon. If only the keyboard wasn’t that dominant! The guitars have drive indeed and they kick some serious arse! Finally, there is another question coming up: why cover MEGADETH’s ‘Skin O’ My Teeth’? The song isn’t that great and it more or less lived from Dave Mustaine’s unique voice… www.student.oulu.fi/~ankokko/kalmah/

Ramon Claassen

Ramon Claassen

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