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3.56 | 17 ratings | 5 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2009

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. In Session (6:34)
2. Rule The Blood (6:43)
3. Covenant Colours (7:45)
4. Eastern Era (5:38)
5. New Canaan (6:55)
6. Stasis (7:38)
7. Where The Spirits Tread (6:27)
8. Dead Weight (6:10)
9. Drying Mouths (In A Gasping Land) (7:09)
10. Providence (7:28)

Total Time 68:27

Line-up / Musicians

- Jani Ala-Hukkala / vocals
- Markus Myllykangas / vocals, guitar, mandolin
- Johannes Nygård / guitar
- Arto Karvonen / keyboards
- Juho Niemelä / bass, double bass
- Ariel Björklund / drums, percussion

- Jonas Olsson / slide guitar, percussion, vocals, production & mixing
- Tero Holopainen / slide guitar
- Maria Ojamaa / oboe, English horn
- Hanna Ihajoki / French horn
- Esa Klapuri / flute
- Sami Ihajoki / trumpet
- Juha Niemi / percussion

Releases information

CD Fullsteam Records ‎- FS 121CD (2009, Finland)

2xLP Svart Records ‎- SVR001 (2009, Finland) New cover art

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CALLISTO Providence ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (12%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Prog-jester
3 stars CALLISTO were said to be pretty original and innovative as for average Post-Metal band, but their early releases fail to impress me that much. "Providence" is obviously better, it's some kind of Post-Post-Metal; heavy riffing and distorted vocals mostly replaced with atmospheric mellotron background, dreamy guitarwork and simple rhythm-section. A strong Scandinavian Prog vibe is felt here as well; it's like nowadays ANEKDOTEN jamming with nowadays CULT OF LUNA (which is quite possible, by the way). Some songs even remind me of more "light" Modern Prog like DREDG. So, if you're into mellow and dark atmospheric music, you may try "Providence", but it's definitely not the best Post-Metal release one can imagine

Latest members reviews

5 stars I must start this review by saying that I am one of the rare fans who were not blown away by the band's previous album, Noir (it does have a few great songs, whilst others I would call rather mediocre, eventually tiring me down with each listen), whilst for me the later albums of theirs stand ou ... (read more)

Report this review (#1540246) | Posted by Porcupineapple | Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This album is not so generally appreciated, not even by those who think (like I do) that Callisto's second album Noir is a masterpiece. Almost gone are the brilliant proggy crescendos and overall heavy tensions that colourize the palette of the earlier albums (at least they're in a different form he ... (read more)

Report this review (#922038) | Posted by Morsenator | Sunday, March 3, 2013 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Some parts of this album come across really cool, but at other times, it seems really bland; giving me mixed feelings about it In Session was a great track to open up with. I liked a lot of the melodies between the vocals and the deep guitar parts. I really got into this one. Rule the Blood ... (read more)

Report this review (#229898) | Posted by jpgarcia7787 | Tuesday, August 4, 2009 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Before listening to Callisto I had only listened to Post Metal's 'Big Four', them being Isis, Neurosis, Pelican, and Cult of Luna. I have been an avid fan of the Post Rock genre and i thought i'd give it's heavier side a listen through Isis' Panopticon and it didn't disappoint to say the least. T ... (read more)

Report this review (#207926) | Posted by siko237 | Saturday, March 21, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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