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MAAHAN

Alamaailman Vasarat

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.90 | 101 ratings

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4 stars Only third review and the first one from a Collaborator (Prog Reviewer actually :) ). Are we sleeping?

It was an experiment. I'm still afraid to recommend it, though I liked it immensly. I ain't Avant devotee, and getting all three studio albums by Hammers of the Underground (or how do they call themselves?) is a huge risk. I began with "Maahan", and the following two simple became pale on further listenings! "Maahan" is like Emir Custurica band plays "Jack the Ripper" from UNIVERS ZERO but hundred times faster!!! Unusually dark mood fills klezmer and polka tunes here, cellos on fuzz rock more than overdriven guitars ever could, and the whole atmosphere of cheerful insanity is pretty unique (probably due to my little experience in Avant realm...or AV are REALLY exceptional!). Balkanian funeral, this is it. And the most frightening thing is that these guys are from Finland! What then? Siberian metalheads playing samba and salsa? This globalisation has gone too far dude :)))

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