There was something unsettling about this release: be it the fact that the band's sound naturally had to change a bit becoming a realization, or just that Kalmah wasn't sounding as sweet as they once had. With their first two releases, I was nothing but impressed, with They Will Return becoming one of my favourite melodic death metal releases. However, with Swampsong, there seems to be so much energy missing from the disc. Maybe its just the reality of the bands material becoming more stale with the output of three discs in four years. This isn't to say this disc is all bad, as there are still some gems hidden along the bumpy road. Upon the first listen or two this album is pretty entertaining, but after listening to this band for a few years and getting to know their releases better, this one just comes up flat. A little more than disappointing given the first two discs, but there is definitely still promise in the band's music.