Kalmah - 12 Gauge

8.1 | 448 votes |
Release date: 24 February 2010
Style: Extreme power metal, Melodic death metal


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01. Rust Never Sleeps
02. One Of Fail
03. Bullets Are Blind
04. Swampwar
05. Better Not To Tell
06. Hook The Monster
07. Godeye
08. 12 Gauge
09. Sacramentum
10. Cold Sweat [Thin Lizzy cover] [Japanese bonus]

Additional info
Release dates:

February 24: Japan
March 2: Canada
March 3: Europe
April 6: USA

Staff review by
Troy Killjoy
Melodic death metal
Spinefarm Records

Line-up on the CD:
Pekka Kokko - vocals, guitar
Antti Kokko - lead guitar
Timo "Lede" Lehtinen - bass
Marco Sneck - keyboards
Janne Kusmin - drums

Alas, the almighty swamp metal titans Kalmah grace us with their sixth full-length release, entitled 12 Gauge. (Before listening to this album I was immediately turned off by the name of the album.) Ever one to worry about band's changing directions for the worst (see: Cryptopsy's The Unspoken King), the hairs stood up slightly on my neck upon reading the title of an album named after everyone's least favorite gun to use in Counter-Strike - next to the Ingram MAC-10 at least. Needless to say, I was pleased to discover Kalmah continued with their efforts regarding melodic death metal, further establishing themselves as one of metal's most popular and talented outfits.

published 25.07.2010 | Comments (79)

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16.03.2010 - 19:51
Rating: 8
Better Not To Tell, Hook The Monster, Godeye
23.03.2010 - 03:06
Rating: 8
This album is actually pretty good.
22.04.2010 - 07:43
Just saw the video for the title track. definitely getting my hands on a copy of this one!!
I will not reason and compare, my business is to create.
28.04.2010 - 23:34
Not at all like some of their older stuff... more melodic, less swampy... especially "one of fail" i really like it though
02.06.2010 - 09:48
Rating: 10
I just don't know why this is the kalmah album with less raiting, I think that is one of their best albums of not the best, songs are not as slow as the ones in TBW and the keyboard solos are back, its speedy, songwriting is awesome. etc.
29.07.2011 - 22:38
Rating: 9
The true it is really very good, but... shame the sound it is a little "batiburrí", hodgepodge, hotchpotch, mess, jumble, etc, etc hahaha, it is the bad thing of this album in my opinion. Luckily you can syntonize it, but in this case "you will need great skill" to get a good sound haha. Well, almost all songs are very good, but some highlights: "Rust Never Sleeps", "One Of Fail", "Bullets Are Blind", "12 Gauge"...
25.01.2013 - 15:49
Having the ability to put everything on the album .......

The album is very good ......

Good riff of "good melody".

Song number 6 took me to the cross .....
05.07.2013 - 07:17
Rating: 10
Coming back to this album after loving "Seventh Swamphony". Damn this band just keeps getting better. Love it.
30.11.2013 - 18:49
Rating: 8
Whole album is pretty uneven.....songs like Hook The Monster,12 Gauge and Sacramentum have are awesome imo. But rest of the album is much more weaker. Plus I don't like the production. Good album still.
Olen täys idiootti jätkä.
06.04.2016 - 14:07
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
The album is pretty much what one would expect from Kalmah. Not their best songs in overall IMO, but as I see "Better Not To Tell" is different, kinda unique Kalmah song with some great melodies.
03.10.2016 - 19:25
Bad English
A bit les keys melodic but guitar one, and its nice to see band go back to roots and put swam in a song title, well band never should lost it, anyway now its herd to judge this album and band
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06.06.2018 - 00:41
Rating: 8
"Bullets Are Blind" sounds like Metallica's "Blackened"

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