Kalmah are Evil Kin

2018-02-10 by Xenorazr CONTRIBUTOR | 36 Comments
Finnish metal band Kalmah have released a new song, "Evil Twin," coinciding with the announcement of their latest album, Palo.

Lead guitarist Antti Kokko describes the album as one that "stands strongly on the very roots of Kalmah's sound, yet introduces fresh breath from the Swamplord's tar-stained lungs."

Palo will be the band's eighth studio album, and first since 2013's Seventh Swamphony. It is set for release on April 6th.



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Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2018
1283 Comments


Kalmah is as Kalmah does. Song is fine, but nothing that makes me particularly excited.

Panzerchrist
February 9th 2018
359 Comments


Probably the worst song the band has put out since 'For The Revolution'. Not terrible or anything, but entirely uninspired. Lyrics are lol as well.

Digging: Sleep - The Sciences

Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
February 9th 2018
1283 Comments


Yeah, I was getting some FtR vibes as well.

zaruyache
February 9th 2018
18872 Comments


OK song, but needed more of that big Kalmah melodic flair like their old stuff.

mifzal
February 10th 2018
2992 Comments


What the fuck is this? Song needs more Kalmah. Production is better though

mifzal
February 10th 2018
2992 Comments


Album art is nice.

Elynna
February 10th 2018
196 Comments


Chorus rules, the rest is slightly disappointing

Digging: Vallendusk - Fortress of Primal Grace

FrozenVain
February 10th 2018
2988 Comments


The main riff isn't good

Sabrutin
February 10th 2018
5269 Comments


This is kinda embarrassing

mifzal
February 10th 2018
2992 Comments


Album art reminds me of the latest DT album

Xenorazr
Contributing Reviewer
February 10th 2018
1283 Comments


Might be the same artist.

Sevengill
February 10th 2018
8405 Comments


Hard to judge a metal album by its first single. It's usually the safest track.

Digging: Khôrada - Salt

Crysis
Emeritus
February 10th 2018
17333 Comments


i miss the high-pitched screams and insane guitars

DungeonBoy
February 10th 2018
4072 Comments


Niklas Sundin from DT did the album art

Digging: Angel Dust - Bleed

Crysis
Emeritus
February 10th 2018
17333 Comments


sundin has some good stuff, this cover being no exception

Sevengill
February 10th 2018
8405 Comments


Windlake Tale and Black Marten's Trace from the last album had some crazy guitar leads

Crysis
Emeritus
February 10th 2018
17333 Comments


true, but it used to be a staple of their records rather than an exception only occurring on a few tracks. they will return was basically just a giant guitar solo for most of the record.

this song has a very strong "for the revolution" vibe going on but more formulaic.

EvoHavok
February 10th 2018
7557 Comments


Decent, but I expected more.

Digging: Amorphis - Queen of Time

mifzal
February 10th 2018
2992 Comments


It's a mix of For the Revolution and Seventh Swamphony. This would be excellent if they brought the riff-slayage and solo duels like in 12 Gauge.

Eakflanderyof
February 10th 2018
2396 Comments


Not amazing but not as bad as everyone is saying

Hellscythe
February 10th 2018
2382 Comments


i miss the high-pitched screams and insane guitars [2]

band's been on a steady decline for me since the black waltz

Digging: Dimmu Borgir - Eonian

BlackwaterPork
February 10th 2018
3939 Comments


Really? They’ve fluctuated since then imo

Digging: Thou - Heathen

Sevengill
February 10th 2018
8405 Comments


they're one step down from their first three but steadily excellent. they're my favorite dm alongside Ulcerate.

mifzal
February 11th 2018
2992 Comments


solos were Megadeth lite here...like it was in Seventh Swamphony

bloc
February 11th 2018
50059 Comments


Pretty bland song. Guitar tone is super scooped too, which is a nice throwback sound.

Digging: Aepoch - Awakening Inception

TzarChasm
February 11th 2018
274 Comments


I love Kalmah but in my opinion the more they've aped old-school thrash the worse they've gotten. I desperately, desperately want them to return to the sounds of their first four albums.

WretchedCacophony
February 12th 2018
426 Comments


Yeah probably a good ol 3/5 on this one

XfingTheSullen
February 14th 2018
4245 Comments


The chorus still carries the echoes of this band's greatness

mifzal
February 14th 2018
2992 Comments


Their Ancestor stuff were pretty awesome, can't believe that these riffs are from that era


Hawks
February 14th 2018
55779 Comments


Love this band.

Digging: Fraction - Moon Blood

mifzal
February 14th 2018
2992 Comments


@hawks you'll love this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNyhCiFI5_k
it's baby Kalmah doing blackend death metal

MegaResurrectedJake4
February 15th 2018
206 Comments


almost pretty sick. kinda mediocre. lyrics are bad buns bushy biscuits. vocal delivery is almost good, but not good. but still ya, some sweet tasty licks. so catchy. I'll give it a 1 on the 0 to 1 scale.

XfingTheSullen
February 15th 2018
4245 Comments


These guys have an extreme ease of creating suberb licks

swipenet
February 17th 2018
2473 Comments


Worst Kalmah song I've heard in a long time. Still good tho lol

swipenet
February 17th 2018
2473 Comments


Def jamming the new album too

swipenet
February 25th 2018
2473 Comments


Grew on me. Can't wait for the album



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