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Release date: 10 October 2013
Style: Melodic death metal

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8.3 | 121 votes

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01. The Hunt
02. Strenght And Valour
03. Routa Pt.2
04. Gale Of Winter
05. Whiteout
06. Ghosts Of Karelia
07. I
08. Chasm
09. Breathe
10. Frey [bonus]
11. 4:19 am [bonus]

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Staff pick by
psykometal

13.10.2013 It's Tuomas Saukkonen...you know what to do...



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psykometal - 13.10.2013 at 21:44  
  I still haven't gotten around to checking out RoutaSielu or Dawn Of Solace (but I really need to since I enjoy his other musical outputs so much), so I can't comment on whether or not this contains much of the style from either of those 2 bands. But I was a huge fan of Before The Dawn, and quite enjoyed Black Sun Aeon, and this is like a good mix of those 2 bands for sure, I'd say.

Definitely recommend it for anybody who is a fan of Tuomas Saukkonen already, and anybody else who may not be familiar with Tuomas, but is interested in good quality melodic death metal.
Boxcar Willy - 14.10.2013 at 05:31  
  Awful cover art.
Diverge - 14.10.2013 at 06:37  
  I loved the Dawn of Solace project, but I actually haven't heard much Before the Dawn. I'll have to check this out regardless, even though I'm not really into melodeath these days.
psykometal - 14.10.2013 at 06:53  
 
Written by Diverge on 14.10.2013 at 06:37

I loved the Dawn of Solace project, but I actually haven't heard much Before the Dawn. I'll have to check this out regardless, even though I'm not really into melodeath these days.

It's really good. It's not the typical Gothenburg-style of melodeath. I know there is also doom in this, but I'm not sure if there is enough to warrant adding a "Doom metal" tag to the profile or not. I'm not really a doomster, it's only a recent acquisition of taste for me, and I still suck at properly differentiating it.
Diverge - 14.10.2013 at 17:04  
 
Written by psykometal on 14.10.2013 at 06:53

Written by Diverge on 14.10.2013 at 06:37

I loved the Dawn of Solace project, but I actually haven't heard much Before the Dawn. I'll have to check this out regardless, even though I'm not really into melodeath these days.

It's really good. It's not the typical Gothenburg-style of melodeath. I know there is also doom in this, but I'm not sure if there is enough to warrant adding a "Doom metal" tag to the profile or not. I'm not really a doomster, it's only a recent acquisition of taste for me, and I still suck at properly differentiating it.

Good to know.
Risto - 14.10.2013 at 18:16  
Rating: 6 Not that his melodies are particularly good for the most part, but a lot of the time there's too much monotonous vocals messing up the dynamics. "Routa Pt. 2" and "Whiteout" is where he got it right though.
Reaper_Redeamer - 15.10.2013 at 12:14  
Rating: 8 I found most of the album a good work. I liked the taste that he tried to make, liked many riffs and the way they blend and Mika never dissapoints when in his works. So thumps up from me
Sanctus Diavolos - 15.10.2013 at 21:53  
Rating: 7 Album is good but not perfect...Not as Before The Dawn or Black Sun Aeon.
JÄY - 15.10.2013 at 23:30  
Rating: 7 I'd say 70% BSA and 30% BtD... That's why I don't love it, but it did have some great moments
psykometal - 15.10.2013 at 23:34  
 
Written by JÄY on 15.10.2013 at 23:30

I'd say 70% BSA and 30% BtD...

Well then Tuomas hit his mark, because that's what he was going for.
Doge of Venice - 16.10.2013 at 01:10  
  Just listening to the start. I really love the intro to The Hunt. So prettiful and fairly epic sounding.
DarthSitthiander - 16.10.2013 at 18:06  
Rating: 7
Written by JÄY on 15.10.2013 at 23:30

I'd say 70% BSA and 30% BtD... That's why I don't love it, but it did have some great moments


That's absolutely the same way I think of the album.
Aeox - 16.10.2013 at 20:40  
Rating: 8
Written by Boxcar Willy on 14.10.2013 at 05:31

Awful cover art.

Thanks, I tried my best - glad you liked it.
Boxcar Willy - 16.10.2013 at 21:35  
 
Written by Aeox on 16.10.2013 at 20:40

Thanks, I tried my best - glad you liked it.

Never a fan of digitally designed artwork in general and this one especially doesn't appeal to me.
-DC-002- - 17.10.2013 at 00:39  
Rating: 7
Written by Boxcar Willy on 16.10.2013 at 21:35

Written by Aeox on 16.10.2013 at 20:40

Thanks, I tried my best - glad you liked it.

Never a fan of digitally designed artwork in general and this one especially doesn't appeal to me.


Ya you know what would have been better? A random picture of forest scenery....
Wes - 18.10.2013 at 03:25  
Rating: 8 Sweet album! I like it better than every Insomnium after In The Halls. So far it's my favorite work by this guy, will need time to listen more.
Aeox - 18.10.2013 at 10:24  
Rating: 8
Written by -DC-002- on 17.10.2013 at 00:39

Written by Boxcar Willy on 16.10.2013 at 21:35

Written by Aeox on 16.10.2013 at 20:40

Thanks, I tried my best - glad you liked it.

Never a fan of digitally designed artwork in general and this one especially doesn't appeal to me.


Ya you know what would have been better? A random picture of forest scenery....


Noted
BloodJuNkie - 19.10.2013 at 05:18  
Rating: 10 Love that album!
MHOE - 22.10.2013 at 02:28  
  Dawn of solace is still the best Tuomas' project...
ManiacBlasphemer - 25.10.2013 at 01:26  
Rating: 8 I like this one more than his previous projects but he needs to do something about the vocals. Not saying that he does a bad job, but man, does it get so annoying and tiring after a couple of songs... a bit of variety would be awesome, some clean vocals, male or female, anything... that would make it more interesting.
Zaphod - 26.10.2013 at 21:35  
  Enjoying this quite a bit. For some reason all of Tuomas' work appeals to me a lot more than most melodeath stuff.
BloodJuNkie - 01.11.2013 at 22:07  
Rating: 10 The bonus track is called "Frey" not "Fray".
Array - 01.11.2013 at 23:47  
Rating: 6
Written by BloodJuNkie on 01.11.2013 at 22:07

The bonus track is called "Frey" not "Fray".

Fixed.

Also, 'the true' Wolfheart :

psykometal - 02.11.2013 at 00:00  
 
Written by Array on 01.11.2013 at 23:47

Also, 'the true' Wolfheart :

Sounds pretty good. Kinda reminds me of early CoB, but less neoclassical.
Array - 02.11.2013 at 00:02  
Rating: 6
Written by psykometal on 02.11.2013 at 00:00

Sounds pretty good. Kinda reminds me of early CoB, but less neoclassical.

Yeah.. + North From Here by Sentenced, spiced up with Suomi metal (quite mild spice though) bands like Charon. I think I read that there was a Charon guy in this band at some point.
psykometal - 02.11.2013 at 00:04  
 
Written by Array on 02.11.2013 at 00:02

I think I read that there was a Charon guy in this band at some point.

According to MA, the drummer.

Edit: Actually both of them, according to MA.
Array - 02.11.2013 at 00:06  
Rating: 6 Yeah I was just about to fix that.

Edit: Actually, I suggested them right away, forgot to fill in the style though. Nice record.
tea[m]ster - 18.12.2013 at 22:44  
 
Written by psykometal on 13.10.2013 at 21:44

Definitely recommend it for anybody who is a fan of Tuomas Saukkonen already, and anybody else who may not be familiar with Tuomas, but is interested in good quality melodic death metal.


Thanks for the rec man. Outstanding. I've never heard of the guy but I do like a bit of melodic death metal and this fits the bill.
psykometal - 19.12.2013 at 18:56  
 
Written by tea[m]ster on 18.12.2013 at 22:44

Thanks for the rec man. Outstanding. I've never heard of the guy but I do like a bit of melodic death metal and this fits the bill.

You should check out his other stuff too then, especially Before The Dawn and Black Sun Aeon; Wolfheart is like a near perfect mix of those 2 of his past bands/projects.
tea[m]ster - 22.12.2013 at 05:38  
 
Written by psykometal on 19.12.2013 at 18:56

You should check out his other stuff too then, especially Before The Dawn and Black Sun Aeon; Wolfheart is like a near perfect mix of those 2 of his past bands/projects.


Ahhh, no fucking wonder why I like this, I have a few Black Sun Aeon releases. :0
JÄY - 22.12.2013 at 09:07  
Rating: 7
Written by tea[m]ster on 22.12.2013 at 05:38

Written by psykometal on 19.12.2013 at 18:56

You should check out his other stuff too then, especially Before The Dawn and Black Sun Aeon; Wolfheart is like a near perfect mix of those 2 of his past bands/projects.


Ahhh, no fucking wonder why I like this, I have a few Black Sun Aeon releases. :0


I would say it's more Black Sun than Before the Dawn.
Troy Killjoy - 30.12.2013 at 07:45  
  In spite of various names used for different bands/projects, Tuomas Saukkonen's discography is all so similar I don't know why he didn't just release everything under one moniker to begin with. This isn't any different from anything else he's done, but at this point I'm bored with his style of melo-death.
tea[m]ster - 31.12.2013 at 00:50  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 30.12.2013 at 07:45

but at this point I'm bored with his style of melo-death.


I hate to say this but for me, edit the word "his" and put in the word Be'lakor's. Maybe this is why I find this and Fractal Gates so refreshing at the moment.
Risto - 31.12.2013 at 10:45  
Rating: 6
Written by tea[m]ster on 31.12.2013 at 00:50

I hate to say this but for me, edit the word "his" and put in the word Be'Lakor's. Maybe this is why I find this and Fractal Gates so refreshing at the moment.

In that case we have a completely different taste here because the last two Be'lakor* albums never get old for me. Saukkonen's efforts are just meh these days, there's plenty more interesting MDM in the Finnish scene.

* Point proven: Be'lakor doesn't have an uppercase 'L' since your [band] tag wasn't picked up
tea[m]ster - 01.01.2014 at 05:32  
 
Written by Risto on 31.12.2013 at 10:45

* Point proven: Be'lakor doesn't have an uppercase 'L' since your [band] tag wasn't picked up


Ha, thanks for that...
Alondate - 18.01.2014 at 03:02  
Rating: 8 I dont know how Tuomas does it but he always takes my vote
zakapior - 12.02.2014 at 13:10  
Rating: 8 Very good one but the vocals definietly need some diversity.
BloodJuNkie - 10.05.2014 at 05:23  
Rating: 10
Written by Alondate on 18.01.2014 at 03:02

I dont know how Tuomas does it but he always takes my vote


Tuomas never fails you!

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