In case you've been living under a rock, within the past decade, "Finland" and "doom metal" seem to have almost become synonyms for each other. From the funereal howlings of bands like Tyranny
, to the more bizarre projects like Aarni
and Dark Buddha Rising
, the country has become notorious lately for sonorous doom echoes from beyond the void of time. Sometimes these echoes can be impressive, and at other times dismissible. This year, Vainaja
sit more towards the latter, with a few small sprinkles of the former.
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