On most days at this site I try to pull together a round-up of new music, album art, and/or news that most interested me over the preceding 24 hours. It’s usually in the range of 3-5 items, packaged together in one long post. Today, just for the hell of it, I’m spreading what interested me over the course of the whole day, one item at a time.
And so the morning begins Finnish style. I started with Finntroll’s new video and now move on to a new track from Kalmah called “Windlake Tale”. And not just a new track — I’m also happy to share the news that Spinefarm will release a new Kalmah album on June 17 and that its name is Seventh Swamphony.
And no, that isn’t a typo. What else would you call a symphony by a bunch of metal swamp lords?
Man, is this new song hitting me in the sweet spot . . . you know the one I mean . . . the spot that gets engorged when listening to racing, rollicking, Finnish-style melodic death metal with flashing guitar solos, folk-influenced melodies and rhythms, caustic vokills, and a big injection of catchy-as-fuck-ness. You should hear it. You can hear it . . . next: