In their third observation, Finnish doomsters KYPCK (Russian for Kursk) are revisiting the simple but terribly effective style of their debut, and while Name On The Wall has a good replay value overall, it falls short on the aspect of truly memorable songs. That's a shame, because as far as KYPCK go, Sami Loppaka's vocal work herein is easily his best yet.
While still very good overall, it's definitely a step down from "Below". Without the
incredibly intriguing song structures and spectacular passion of their previous album, or
the crushing atmosphere and massive riffs of their debut, what's left is solid
songwriting, a great vocal performance, and a retread of material they've done before and
done better.rMy hope is that they will take more chances with changing up their core
sound next time around, as that might be the only thing that keeps one of my favorite
bands from sinking into mediocrity as quickly as they rose to the pinnacle of their
original inventive brand of metal music that is Tovarischam. Time will tell.