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Band: Purva Metāls
Album: Purva Metāls
Release date: April 2021


01. Klusā Purvā, Čūskulājā
02. Senču Velīns
03. Vellu Mednieki
04. Rūdas Metāls
05. Zemes Dievi Un Pērkons


Imagine you've taken Kalmah's swamps, mixed them up with Korpiklaani's sauna party, added Omnium Gatherum's melodeath vibes, and moved two countries south to relocate your activities to the Latvian swamps. To be perfect, you need to take something local: try to sing in the same way as Pēteris Kvetkovskis from Skyforger between Latviešu Strēlnieki and Pērkoņkalve. Then borrow an intro from Druun's folk-inspired doom. But are you happy with that? No - you've been inspired by our Florida representative and his Romanian partner in crime to possess a little Botanist. Since it's hard to play like Botanist, though, you just adopt the idea to borrow the Latin names of flora and fauna as stage names.

This album has five songs mixing folk and a bit of a different interpretation of melodic death metal (the Finnish version), inspired by Omnium Gatherum, Mors Principium Est, and even darker progressive death metal in an Obscura-meets-Gojira mixture with some Be'lakor. The last song on this EP is a neofolk-inspired song a la FEJD or Otyg syrup. The instruments are well done here, and the vocals as well; the lyrics are based on Latvian pagan deities who dwelt (or still dwell) in the swamps. Florida has Rougarou - well, Europe has its own versions of swamp deities.

I remember in my teenage days I used to watch VH1 Classic, and they had a program about "one-hit wonders." To me, this band might stay as such: one EP, no reviews online, no promotion on Facebook, just a band that might stay forever drowned in a swamp. In these pandemic days, it's hard to promote new music live, but bands can still do more online. I believe that they could have a higher profile, because their music is not bad; re-record in English and you might get a few more followers, but that's up to the band.

Now let's listen to these and dream about if Dogsnouts were real.


Rating breakdown
Performance: 7
Songwriting: 7
Originality: 9
Production: 8

Written by Bad English | 03.11.2021




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03.11.2021 - 05:49
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Thanks ssus
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03.11.2021 - 07:30
RaduP
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This one looks interesting, will give it a listen
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03.11.2021 - 08:26
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Very intresting review, and thanks for the insight into the geography of Latvia, I didn't know much about the country, but now I know it has swamp lands
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03.11.2021 - 08:31
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by AndyMetalFreak on 03.11.2021 at 08:26

Very intresting review, and thanks for the insight into the geography of Latvia, I didn't know much about the country, but now I know it has swamp lands


Every nordic and North East Europe countries has swamps.
They don't care about borders n politics there, they just exist.
If you are unlucky swamp can take homeless man, lucky business man, priest or Volodimim Putman from Cremlin. They just take people sometimes
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03.11.2021 - 08:38
AndyMetalFreak
Mr Nice Guy
Written by Bad English on 03.11.2021 at 08:31


Every nordic and North East Europe countries has swamps.
They don't care about borders n politics there, they just exist.
If you are unlucky swamp can take homeless man, lucky business man, priest or Volodimim Putman from Cremlin. They just take people sometimes

We just have wetlands and marshes, no swamps in our country it's not vast enough.
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03.11.2021 - 09:41
JoHn DoE

Now show us the review as it was originally written before being revised and edited.
Sorry, I could not help myself...
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03.11.2021 - 10:00
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 03.11.2021 at 09:41

Now show us the review as it was originally written before being revised and edited.
Sorry, I could not help myself...

I wrote direct in review folder, so
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03.11.2021 - 10:07
JoHn DoE

Written by Bad English on 03.11.2021 at 10:00

Written by JoHn DoE on 03.11.2021 at 09:41

Now show us the review as it was originally written before being revised and edited.
Sorry, I could not help myself...

I wrote direct in review folder, so


just joking, the fact that you thought I was serious, it's even funnier.

Now do some reviews for Manowar.
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03.11.2021 - 10:25
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by JoHn DoE on 03.11.2021 at 10:07

Written by Bad English on 03.11.2021 at 10:00

Written by JoHn DoE on 03.11.2021 at 09:41

Now show us the review as it was originally written before being revised and edited.
Sorry, I could not help myself...

I wrote direct in review folder, so


just joking, the fact that you thought I was serious, it's even funnier.

Now do some reviews for Manowar.

Riders of steel say Conan whit Arnie and decide play metal of steel and do metal what is true. There was guitars, muscle bass, and thunder drums. Vocals was Cristal clear, and pleasure slaves rides it hard
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03.11.2021 - 10:37
JoHn DoE

Written by Bad English on 03.11.2021 at 10:25

Written by JoHn DoE on 03.11.2021 at 10:07

Written by Bad English on 03.11.2021 at 10:00

Written by JoHn DoE on 03.11.2021 at 09:41

Now show us the review as it was originally written before being revised and edited.
Sorry, I could not help myself...

I wrote direct in review folder, so


just joking, the fact that you thought I was serious, it's even funnier.

Now do some reviews for Manowar.

Riders of steel say Conan whit Arnie and decide play metal of steel and do metal what is true. There was guitars, muscle bass, and thunder drums. Vocals was Cristal clear, and pleasure slaves rides it hard



again, I was kidding...
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03.11.2021 - 10:50
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Again, I was kidding
Is unknown band to me, sorry can't find anything
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03.11.2021 - 20:29
nikarg
Mod
Cool review, man, and big thank you to the Editor obviously. I vaguely remember you pointing this EP out to me way back for the Clandestine Cuts but I must have overlooked it because it definitely sounds interesting. If that was the case, I am sorry, sometimes all the recommendations from different users/labels/bands in my inbox overwhelm me. But, on the bright side, we now have a review of this
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03.11.2021 - 20:40
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by nikarg on 03.11.2021 at 20:29

Cool review, man, and big thank you to the Editor obviously. I vaguely remember you pointing this EP out to me way back for the Clandestine Cuts but I must have overlooked it because it definitely sounds interesting. If that was the case, I am sorry, sometimes all the recommendations from different users/labels/bands in my inbox overwhelm me. But, on the bright side, we now have a review of this


Yes I did, but I forgot. I have recommended and listened and walk trough so many bands, that I even dont remember. Read my last post in a pub btw.... it explains.
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04.11.2021 - 21:05
Starvynth
i c deaf people
You got my attention by namedropping Druun, because Veļu Laiks is one of my favorite albums of 2019. But unfortunately, this doesn't live up to my expectations at all.
I find the clean vocals in combination with the Latvian language pretty horrible most of the time, and occasionally even unintentionally comic. But maybe that's just me and my limited enthusiasm for folk metal in general.
For lack of a better metaphore, I'd say that there are better swamps to drown in.
Nice review though.
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04.11.2021 - 21:40
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Written by Starvynth on 04.11.2021 at 21:05

You got my attention by namedropping Druun, because Veļu Laiks is one of my favorite albums of 2019. But unfortunately, this doesn't live up to my expectations at all.
I find the clean vocals in combination with the Latvian language pretty horrible most of the time, and occasionally even unintentionally comic. But maybe that's just me and my limited enthusiasm for folk metal in general.
For lack of a better metaphore, I'd say that there are better swamps to drown in.
Nice review though.

I am not fan whit Latvian language in vocals as well, skyforger dis it, few bands did it, but in today's interpretation context, English is key to use God side of schengen, other wise Latvija only, same goes to all slavic hm bands from Poland, CZ, Svk... Folk metal is ok to sing in native language as well I think, now it's up to this band.
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