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VASARAASIA

Alamaailman Vasarat

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.21 | 45 ratings

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4 stars 01. Marmelukki & Musta Leski (9.5/10) 02. Perikunta (8/10) 03. Lakeus (7/10) 04. Unikkotango (7.5/10) 05. Asuntovelka (9.5/10) 06. Kebab Tai Henki! (9/10) 07. Jano (6.5/10) 08. Tankkaustunti (7/10) 09. Merikaarme (7/10) 10. Hanta Hellii Kaarme (10/10) 11. Hakumies (7.5/10) 12. Delhin Yot (8.5/10) 13. Siltojen Alla (9/10)

Alamaailman Vasarat is excellent because they play a blend of metal and tango, which would tend to be the background music to an ancient bar fight between two burly guys with impressive beards. The band only consists of cellos, trombone, sax and keyboards, but they create a hectic and lushly orchestrated instrumental avant-prog that is surprisingly, incredibly catchy. In my opinion, their sound is something I keep coming back to because of how unique and just how cool it is. From the snarling polka of Marmelukki & Musta Leski, to the brooding pirate anthem of Lakeus, Alamaailman Vasarat consistently impresses throughout the entire album, sometimes catching you off guard with heavy grooves, or just dazzling you with melody. I'd also like to add here that this is definitely the coolest use of a cello I've ever heard, because sometimes it's distorted, and retains the bowing sound, it's definitely something to be heard. Sadly, the album tends to lose steam towards the end, and for such a steam engine-like band, it can be disappointing. However the album never entirely loses momentum to me because the music always grabs me. The album picks back up in intensity with Hanta Hellii Kaarme, in my opinion it's the most thoughtful song on the album because it's melody is so strong and it covers their sound in one swoop. In conclusion, Vasaraasia is a surprisingly fresh and inventive album. I've never heard anyone like this, and I'm glad I haven't.

Reviewer's Tilt: (9/10)

OVERALL SCORE: 8.2/10 or 4 stars

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