Finnish metal week

Steff blog posts on metal music, CD reviews, gig reviews and metal music news

September 5, 2011 1 Comment

Review: The Physicists – Observation

The first thing you hear when you press play on “Oppenheimer”, track 1 on Observation, the debut album from Finnish band The Physicists, is a dinky electronic farting noise. At this point I’m reaching for the off-button, but then the riff starts, and I turn up the volume knob instead. Observation is […]

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February 5, 2011 8 Comments

Metal Mixtape: Finnish Metal Edition

I’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who helped me put together Finnish Metal week, esp Kimmo and Tanja for shooting me the DVD and giving such a wicked interview, and all the people who chimed in with their fave Finnish bands (and the awesome Finn who corrected […]

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February 4, 2011 2 Comments

The Promised Land of Heavy Metal Review

Port O Call: The Promised Land of Heavy Metal, a documentary about Finland, the only country where heavy metal has become mainstream (read more at the Promised Land of Heavy Metal website) Mateys: Kimmo Kuusniemi/Tanja Katinka Karttunen, Double Vision Interactive Ltd/Sarcofagus Ltd, UK. Starring Alice Cooper, Mr. Lordi, Ville Valo, […]

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February 3, 2011 8 Comments

Amorphis, Nightwish, Ensiferum, Korpiklaani, Finntroll, Skepticism: Finnish Metal Albums Reviewed

It wouldn’t be a Finnish Metal week without digging out a few Finnish Metal albums and reviewing them. The album choice I’ve made here is based on grabbing the first six Finnish metal albums off the top of one of my CD stacks. It’s quite a mainstream selection, but I […]

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