Kalmah are a band from Finland that is very well known with a musical style that I would describe as being symphonic, melodic black/death metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 album "Seventh Swamphany" which was released by Spinefarm US.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast playing with some blast beats being utilized at times, while the keyboards bring a very dark, atmospheric and symphonic sound to the recording along with some progressive elements, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that are coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast riffs that combine melodic black and death metal together to create a sound of their own as well as a brief use of soft and clean playing, while the lead guitars are very melodic sounding death metal solos that utilize a great amount of influences from power metal, as for the classical guitars when t hey are utilized they use finger picking to enhance the dark atmosphere of the music.
Vocals range from deep death metal growls, high pitched melodic black/death metal screams and some back up shouts as well as a brief use of clean singing and spoken word parts, while the lyrics cover Politics, Personal Struggles, Swamps and Mythology, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Kalmah and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Seventh Swamphany" "Hollo" and "The Trapper". RECOMMENDED BUY.