Vanha – Melancholia (2018) – Review

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Solemnly marching Death Doom Metal sounds with a melodic twist have a soothing quality. Comfort in dark, dreary sounds. Drenched in a sea of sorrow and countless tears. Don’t you think?

Just savor the soaring guitars that always kind of feel out of place. Yet they must be there, or the tune sounds incomplete. Or visit the measured growls that compete with clear voice lyrics, as the theme and atmosphere demand. All of that renders this tasty amalgam of Extreme Metal into something really palatable.

And you will want more of it. Because it indeed soothes the suffering soul. Now, … [...] Click to raid more!

Vanha – Within the Mist of Sorrow (2016) – Review

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2016 was a pretty good year for all things doom, methinks. RockmusicRaider just released a review on the US band Khemmis and their kind of progressive and melodious doomy self. And – wham – here we go again. 

The fearless RMR scout team just unearthed a tasty morsel of a similar ilk from very late in 2016. But mostly delivered in best, growly Doom Death Metal fashion – with clear vocals and croaks expertly mixed. And the team here thought that the slowly chugging beat of My Dying Bride could not be bested.

But the Swedish act Vanha with their début Within the Mist of [...] Click to raid more!