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Review: Sotajumala – Raunioissa

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Review by Adriana.

The next band in our cross hairs is the Finnish death metal band Sotajumala. This 8 track album was released on January 16th of 2015, so it’s still fresh. The band is offering the option to purchase or download the album for free. The lyrics are in Finnish, but there is an English translation for each song there are links on their Facebook and Twitter pages for those.

On to the music: before I get into small details it must be noted that this album was unrelenting from start to finish. There are no preludes, soft intros, or anything of the sort. I’m left relatively speechless at how well the album turned out because I enjoyed every second of it. Even though I’ve listened to this album multiple times, it never fails to impress. The vocals are raw and angry, the drums pummel with harmonizing cymbal strikes, the solos won’t bore you, and the riffs for both guitars and bass give a warlike/battlefield (not the game) atmosphere to it.

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Review: In Search Of Solace – Consciousness

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Genre(s): Metalcore/Progressive

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Review by Adriana.

The band of the week is In Search of Solace, coming at us with their debut EP Consciousness which was released in July of 2014. ISOS wastes no time and immediately kicks off with a strong opening in the song Northern Lights. Just when you jump in the pit, a climatic bridge leads you to a sing­ing section that is reminiscent of early Of Mice & Men. Don’t get too upset, remember the quick and adrenaline ­filled opening? It returns.

All fun aside, this EP seems to be a combination of the bands Of Divinity, Aversions Crown, Of Mice & Men, and even Breakdown of Sanity. None of these bands have a direct or exact influence on the sound, but elements can be heard. For example, the song Consciousness has an atmospheric section that was as if I were floating in the galaxy. One guitarist plays a nice fuzzy yet crunchy riff while the other guitarist plays sweet sustaining high notes that seem to reverberate and it makes your mind drift away, just as Aversions Crown songs do. ISOS’s song Hands also have the out­-of­-this­-world guitar duality about half way into the song. Read more

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Interview with NOCHAA!

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Genre(s): Death Metal/Thrash Metal

Location: Abergavenny

PSAB: How did the band name “NOCHAA” come to be?

NOCHAA: Guitarist, Dan, created it, as he thought it seemed like a great name for a metal band. It’s pronounced “knock – cha”.

PSAB: You went on hiatus in 2010 and recently came back this year. Why did you go on hiatus, and what made you decide to start back up again?

NOCHAA: Originally, things were going well for us, and we were scouted by some major labels, but problems began to arise surrounding the commitment of our original vocalist. With question marks continuing to surround our vocal position, a few of us acquired full time jobs, and Matt, one of our guitarists went back to Uni. Dan, guitarist, and Barry, drums, have been playing music together since they were teenagers, so it was only a matter of time before NOCHAA got the ball rolling again.
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