KUOLEMANLAAKSO - Musta Aurinko Nousee (DIGIPAK MCD)
Finland | Death/Doom
Includes three new Kuolemanlaakso songs, and a captivating cover version of Juice Leskinen?s classic by the same name. In 2012, the Finnish doom-death scene saw newcomer KUOLEMANLAAKSO ascend directly to the ranks of its elite with the critically acclaimed SVART debut Uljas uusi maailma. ln the summer of 2013 the band entered a secret, secluded location in the forests of Finland, once again with acclaimed producer/engineer/guitarist V. Santura (Woodshed Studios, Dark Fortress, Celtic Frost, Triptykon). In the course of writing and recording, it was soon made obvious that KUOLEMANLAAKSO had not only enough material for a full-length album, but for an EP, as well. "Our goal was to create the tightest and most balanced entities for both releases. The EP introduces our current style in a more straightforward and shorter form, whereas the full-length evolved into something more epic," states guitarist/keyboardist and main songwriter Laakso. "The EP tracks are quite different from one other, with each song displaying a different side of the band and what we are capable of."