Seventh Swamphony is a sneaky piece of work. While it comes off as overly familiar at face value, repeat listens and closer inspections make the music easier to appreciate. Kalmah's continued push for a thrashier sound is realized through pulsating beats and a decided de-emphasis on keyboards (they're borderline indiscernible). The end result is an album that will be immediately striking for some and a grower for others. Either way, you'll get a fun 40 minutes out it.
So Kalmah are back to making music that's composed like songs from Swamplord, They Will
Return and Swampsong. The problem is that the music sounds recycled, as if I have heard it
all before a hundred times over on my iPod already. That's because I have. I've heard it on
all of their aforementioned past releases. The difference now is that the music isn't new;
I've had a long time to digest it. As a result, "Seventh Swamphony" is boring to me.