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Callisto

Callisto is a Finnish experimental metal band. Trying to fit the post metal outfit Callisto into one single category hardly does the band justice. Founded in 2001, the sextet play a timeless, downbeat yet melancholic style of music that is rich in nuances, draws from numerous sources and doesn’t really have any obvious fellow creatures or points of comparisons.

Callisto's debut, True Nature Unfolds, was recorded in 2003 by the the late Mieszko Talarczyk of Nasum fame and was introduced to Earache Records a year later through Johannes Persson from Cult of Luna, earning t ...read more

Callisto is a Finnish experimental metal band. Trying to fit the post metal outfit Callisto into one single category hardly does the band justice. Founded in 2001, the sextet play a timeless, downbeat yet melancholic style of music that is rich in nuances, draws from numerous sources and doesn’t really have any obvious fellow creatures or points of comparisons.

Callisto's debut, True Nature Unfolds, was recorded in 2003 by the the late Mieszko Talarczyk of Nasum fame and was introduced to Earache Records a year later through Johannes Persson from Cult of Luna, earning them worldwide distribution. The band’s sophomore album, Noir, released in 2006, still drawing from modern sludge also introduced subtle jazz leanings, heavy use of mellotron and experimentation with unconventional rock instruments such as the saxophone and the flute.

2009 marked another experimental shift in style, taking some distance from the more instrumental material, Callisto composed a vocal record presenting a new member Jani Ala-Hukkala handling the vocals. The songs on Providence are built upon layers of melodies, using a broader palette they’ve coloured their sound with twangy guitars, mellotrons, prog rock overtones and a singing style that can be traced back to 90s-era vocalists like Layne Stayley. Both those familiar and new to the band will find a lot to digest in the majestic compositions and cryptic lyrics which often revolve around theological subjects.

On Providence Callisto has once again joined forces with old-time producer, engineer Jonas Olsson who also worked on the Precambrian record by The Ocean. The artwork is contributed by Martin Kvamme of Unit Delta Plus (Fantomas, Satyricon, Turbonegro). « hide

Similar Bands: Cult Of Luna, Minsk, Mouth Of The Architect, Rosetta, Tephra

LPs
Secret Youth
2015

3.7
45 Votes
Providence
2009

3.5
78 Votes
Noir
2006

3.9
122 Votes
True Nature Unfolds
2004

3.7
75 Votes
EPs
Ordeal Of The Century
2002

3.5
5 Votes

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