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Timo Rautiainen & Trio Niskalaukaus
June 2001
Released: 2001, Ranka Recordings
Rating: 4.0/5
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!!
Track Listing

01. Nyt On Mies!
02. On Aika Soittaa Sinfonia
03. Rajatila (live)
04. Kehtolaulu


Jari Huttunen - Guitar
Jarkko Petosalmi - Guitar
Seppo Pohjolainen - Drums
Timo Rautiainen - Lead vocals, guitar
Nils Ursin - Bass

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