Review: Stam1na – Viimeinen Atlantis (2010)

 Genre: progressive metal, thrash metal
 Label: Sakara Records
 Country: Finland
 Listen: MySpace

These Finnish guys make progressive metal, with a large dash of thrash and smaller dashes of punk/rock/alternative et cetera. But progressive not in the instrumentmasturbation-sense but in the actual progressive sense. Songwriting is tight, the materal is fresh and doesn’t get up it’s own ass and the listen as a whole is highly original and just great! The music is generally quite upbeat (for metal), sometimes a bit dramatic sometimes a bit aggresive. Last.fm compares it to Mokoma, Kotiteollisuus, Diablo, FM2000, Turmion Kätilöt and many other Finnish bands I’ve never heard of. It has a bit of a Devin Townsend-edge to it as well. Not just in sound, but also in the fuck-all-attitude (just making mindblowing truly original music without giving a fuck whether or not it is mindblowing or truly original ;)).

And they make crazy videos… 

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