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Seremonia – Seremonia (Album)

Time for something a little different. Seremonia are a Finnish group who simply can’t be labelled, as their debut self titled release shows. These guys boast all kinds of exotic influences from Anglo-American proto-metal to Latin psychedelic rock which, as anyone can expect, makes for a…well, certainly interesting record.

The intro track of Seremonia is something to pay attention to; we can almost guarantee that you will not find a more chilling opening track anywhere else. As we get into the album we hear lead vocalist, Noora’s, voice for the first time. Whether it’s the fact all the lyrics are in Finnish or the echoed effect placed on the voice, some people will find the vocals a very love/hate affair.

Other than that Seremonia provides a very diverse listening pallet. Songs such as ‘Uhrijuhla’ and ‘Kosminen Ruumisvaunu’ provide a more typical rock’n’roll track with groovy riffs and some light solos. The more occult fans will fall in love with tracks ‘Antikristus 666’ and ‘Lusiferin Käärmeet’, both of which are massively atmospheric and the catchy chant of ‘Antikristus kuusi kuusi kuusi’ will fixate itself in your head.

Seremonia have genuinely produced a rather enticing album. Understandably some might find it hard to get into but those who are more liberal with their tastes will find they have discovered something rather unique.

‘Seremonia’ is out now via Svart Records.

7/10

Track Listing:

  1. Seremonia
  2. Uhrijuhla
  3. Rock ‘n Rollin Maailma
  4. Huutava Taivas, Kuiskaava Maa
  5. Aamuruskon Kaupunki
  6. Kosminen Ruumisvaunu
  7. Lusiferin Käärmeet
  8. Antikristus 666
  9. Kiirastulen Tähtisumu
  10. Hautakiven Varjoss

 

Band Line-up:

Erno Taipale (drums, flute, guitar)
Ilkka Vekka (bass, synthesizer, backing vocals)
Ville Pirinen (guitar, synthesizer, backing vocals)
Noora Federley (vocals)

 

Links:

www.svartrecords.com
www.facebook.com/seremonia666
www.facebook.com/svartrecords

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