Keep Of Kalessin - Armada
Once upon a fourthmoon some bands gets a hype from the musicpress that is actually worth it all. KEEP OF KALESSIN is one of these few hardworking excellent bands worth all the hype.
Reviewed by Nash Rothanburg in 4/16/2006
I admit, I had my reasons to not like this album. Firstly, they have only released one full-length album. Secondly, on their last release, the MCD "Reclaim", the headleader Obsidian C, had well-known people like Atilla and Frost onboard. On "Armada", Obsidian C has a whole new lineup for the band, and my thought was that "could they do it like the prior lineup?"
The answer is straight up "Hell, yes!!!!" They even do it better, way better than what I excpected. So the hype is just!
The music is best explained as symphonic black metal without the synthezisers, with flamenco parts and other various details that makes this album worth the money and effort to have in your collections. One thing I must tell you; picture a drummachine, and you jolt it up to the fastet dubble-bass drumrythm you know of, multiply that with 10 and you will get a vague idea of how fast and technical Vyl is. Pretty darn impressive!
Also, the un-typical vocals Thebon's delivery is also breathtaking, not the stereo-typical black/grim voice. He ads alot of diversity to it, making "Armada" even more worth listening to. What other guitarplayer does with two hands Obsidian does with one, need I say more?
Well, I could go on and on telling you how this album sounds and how good it is.
But I rest my case by saying CHECK IT OUT YOURSELVES!
This album is also reviewed by Eddie Risdal.