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Release date: 27 April 2005
Style: Power metal


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01. The Spirit of Ukko
02. On Winds of Death We Ride
03. No More Sleep For Me
04. Warrior Soul
05. Until We Reach the Shore
06. Across The Snows
07. Thorns of a Black Rose
08. And the North Star Cried
09. Winter In June [Japanese bonus]

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All music and lyrics written by Mikko Salovaara,
except "No More Sleep For Me" by Ilja Jalkanen
Strings on "And the North Star Cried" arranged by Mikko Salovaara
and performed by the Arctic string quartet: Karo Tiuraniemi - violin, Laura Airola - violin, Suvi Oskala - viola, Essi Toivonen - cello

Produced by Kiuas & Yki Buckbee
Mixed by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios
Recorded by Yki Buckbee at Studio Tauko, April 04 - December 04
Strings recorded at The Helsinki Pop&Jazz Conservatory by Juuso Kujala
Mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios

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Let's check...Kiuas...a band from Finland...playing Power Metal... Many metalheads would despise this instantly, as the first thing one might think of Finnish Power Metal is bands like Stratovarius and Sonata Arctica, both, in my opinion, being quite average.

But Flower Metal, this is not! Really, I can't think of any other Power Metal band that is as heavy as this. Instead of high pitched vocals, we have raspy, almost growled vocals. The riffs are extremely thick, and not only fast, but complex. It's as catchy as a Helloween tune, while avoiding simpleness. It's also not filled with double bass drumming everywhere, but when they use it, they do it right. Just listen to the song "Warrior Soul".

published 29.12.2006 | Comments (8)

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Luneth - 16.10.2010 at 19:39  
Rating: 9 Really don't like this album for some reason...
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 17.10.2010 at 13:12  
Rating: 9 Because You like generic crap like Dragonland?
Luneth - 31.01.2011 at 18:52  
Rating: 9
Written by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk on 17.10.2010 at 13:12

Because You like generic crap like Dragonland?

Yeah sure. Kiuas are 100% original. Cool story.
Mountain King - 30.04.2012 at 11:18  
  Dragonland are not generic, not on Astronomy. I prefer them over Kiuas any day..

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