Kalmah - Swamplord

8.6 | 493 votes |
Release date: December 2000
Style: Extreme power metal, Melodic death metal


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01. Evil In You
02. Withering Away
03. Heritance Of Berija
04. The Black Roija
05. Dance Of The Water
06. Hades
07. Alteration
08. Using The Word

Top 20 albums of 2000: 19

Additional info
Re-released as a double CD with 'They Will Return' with two bonus tracks: The Blind Leader [Demo], and Vezidoroga

Guest review by
When it comes to melodic death metal, Kalmah are a band not known by too many people. And for those people who know them there are a lot of different opinions. They are often compared to CoB and Norther because of the clear facts that make these bands stand out somehow: One, they are all from Finland and two, they all play melodic death metal. Anyone who has bothered taking a look still knows the differences between bands and describing them here would be impossible, a song can tell you more than thousand words.

published 16.10.2005 | Comments (13)

Guest review by
It's been almost 20 years since the release of this masterpiece and Swamplord still sounds as fresh as if it had been released yesterday. I'm familiar with almost all of Kalmah's albums and I can definitely say this is one of my favorites. The lead guitar is present in every song almost at all times without getting repetitive. I remember that when I first checked it out, I thought it was going to be difficult for the band to keep doing it in all their albums. In fact, they stopped, probably for different reasons, but they keep producing great material using a similar formula.

published 27.10.2019 | Comments (3)

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01.02.2010 - 21:21
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Alteration is one of my favorite songs!
22.05.2010 - 16:41
Rating: 9
Great album!
23.01.2013 - 21:58
Really great album!
24.01.2013 - 11:39
Rating: 9
Fallen Ghost
Craft Beer Geek
A really, really great debut album. One of the best ones from Kalmah I think
25.01.2013 - 15:28
The album was recorded in my memory forever .....

The music itself is Kalmah man to go crazy
12.11.2014 - 19:27
Rating: 10
This album is still unique nowadays
03.02.2016 - 17:13
Rating: 7
Jope of Steele
Definitely NOT a favorite from their albums, there's songs that aren't anything special, just ok. Since this is their debut album there's something remarkable to it: that interesting combination of guitar leads and riffs, and unique style in guitar solos. Especially the guitar leads are a trademark characteristic in Kalmah's sound, found in every album, this one being no exception. Favorite moment: the second half of "Hades".
26.09.2016 - 17:34
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Nice album, a better as CoB and it to me workd because band is from the north, just saying
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