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Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus
KUILUN PARTAALLA (mini-CD)
Released: 2001, Ranka Recordings
Reviewer: Luxi Lahtinen
"Metal with a difference...?!" You could say that at least if you haven´t ever heard this somewhat heavy sounding metal band from Finland that has a singer who doesn´t kind of sound like "a singer" for a Heavy Metal band in the first place - and has decided to stick with his own, native (´weird sounding´, you say) language: Finnish, but is still far from sounding like somehow ´freak´ or even somewhat ´pervert (I say)´. Actually, very much on the contrary; he sounds like "the man for the job" that could be the only possible choice thinkable for a dead-heavy yet still extremely melodic shit that Mr.Rautiainen and his band Trio Niskalaukaus is all about. They truly are the masters of creeping melancholy and sorrow; the cherishers of an eternal grief and anguish; something deep and very concrete in the very soul of every Finnish man and woman; like a mirror that reflects Finnish people´s true, innermost feelings that rarely have any joy and happiness in them.
Darkness descends and you are about to drown into your own misery and despair when you take a trip into a Finnish-made oblivion and just let this relatively excellent 4-song mini-CD be your fellow traveler. Now let´s all share this journey with them and taste a Finnish-made melancholy a little bit, shall we?
Very strong... very strong stuff on this round shortie indeed!!
01. Nyt On Mies!
02. On Aika Soittaa Sinfonia
03. Rajatila (live)
Jari Huttunen - Guitar
Jarkko Petosalmi - Guitar
Seppo Pohjolainen - Drums
Timo Rautiainen - Lead vocals, guitar
Nils Ursin - Bass
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