Waltari - Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C review
|Album:||Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die! Death Metal Symphony In Deep C|
01. Misty Dreariness
02. A Sign
03. Deeper Into The Mud
04. The Struggle For Life And Death Of "Knowledge"
05. Completely Alone
07. Time, Irrelevant
08. The Top
09. How Long Can U Go? [bonus]
I'm very shocked at how little well known this album by the Finnish Waltari is amongst the members of MetalStorm. When I was heard this album for the first time ten years ago it was for me something entirely new. I never heard anything like this previously, nor even after, too. It was a complete revelation for me and my surroundings, and this album has became almost a cult thing.
I´m not among the fans of this band, but this album is totally different from the others in their discography. It is a very interesting combination of genres. Slow instrumental passages are mixed with heavy death metal, followed by skips to the operatic heights. The music goes up and down, in a completely unexpected reversal, but always clearly and naturally. Songs continue to surprise from beginning to end, and change comes in often at quite unexpected moments.
The album starts with the instrumental "Misty Dreariness". There the band tries us to lull us to sleep with long violin rhythms and after six minutes, when you fall into the lethargic state, the sound of violins are overridden by a hard strike to the strings, and the music comes. In the dramatic finale, the orchestra and the hard tones of guitars drive to the next song. Here they come at us with full force. Harsh vocals alternate with a clean voice, as well as a woman's operatic voice. It is a really fantastic combination that perfectly meshes with each part with the others. Orchestra is expletory with the band in each tone...and so on. Every part of this album, is different than the part before, and the result is each one stands out on it's own.
You must hear this album, It is the only way to understand what I'm talking about, really. Waltari, together with a symphony orchestra, has done an excellent job, and "Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die…" should have a place among the best achievements in music history. It is just a big shame that the band didn't play anything else like this. I cannot do anything else other than to give almost the highest rating. While it is just my opinion, and not everyone will agree with it, I really think that album is a jewel.
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| Carl Berg
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