Rating:
8.4
Stam1na - Viimeinen Atlantis
10 February 2010


01. S.O.S. (Salatkaa Oma Sijaintinne)
02. Piste Jolta Ei Ollut Paluuta
03. Pakkolasku
04. Jäteputkiaivot
05. Maalla, Merellä, Ilmassa
06. Elämän Tarkoitus
07. Viestintuoja
08. Rikkipää
09. Tsunami
10. Eloonjäänyt
11. Viimeinen Atlantis


So there you got a piece of "modern" metal, this band moves around heavy, thrash, alternative, and a little bit of progressive. This "modern" element is given by the vocals, especially this screamo-like vocals that they add here and there, as well as the accelerated beat that is a constant along, almost, the entire length of the album.

It's always a good thing to see a band singing in their own language, for artistic reasons, for a matter of diversity, to confront the market, and so on, but in this case it really sounds very good; they sing in Finnish and it definitely gives the music an extra flavour. On the other hand, and as we are talking about language, I think they made this album with a humorous approach, though I don't understand a single word of what they're saying, it gives that impression.

The songs tend to be similar to each other, this is due to the constant accelerated beat, and this makes choosing a favorite or even the highlight songs of the album a bit difficult. But it's to say that this is more of a completed album, a whole piece, divided, yet the albums have nice details all over that make it enjoyable and not monotonous.

The musicianship is quite notable, there is no doubt about the level of the execution of the musicians, they move around in between the different styles with perfect balance. You can find a couple or three impressive solos that fit perfectly on the songs without making them an exhibition of skills.

So sit and listen, it's quite a catchy and eclectic album and very enjoyable, as far as you are fine with the "modern" approach.

Performance: 9
Songwriting: 8
Originality: 9
Production: 7


Band profile: Stam1na
Album: Viimeinen Atlantis


 


written by Et Ermit | 25.04.2011


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Lukas Jackson - 25.04.2011 at 20:58  
Awesome review =]
Et Ermit - 28.04.2011 at 23:12  
So I guess you agree on my view on the album, glad there is other people who enjoy the album.
JollyRoger - 17.05.2011 at 03:45  
Congratulations! Great Review! You mentioned the perfect balance. IMHO especially "Eloonjäänyt" is a song which is an awsome combination of Metal and Classical Music. Another word concerning the language: Suomi is such a great but difficult language. Sometimes sounds cute, but then again underlining the aggressive mood.

(In case of a Rammstein review count yourself lucky knowing not a single word german! )

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