What a refreshing breeze is reaching us from the Northern tundra wastelands! Under The Red Cloud from the Finnish metallers Amorphis clearly is one of most varied albums I have heard so far in 2015. And I have heard a few lately. Yet this one here kicks my writing neurons into motion really quickly.
Very close – for a few of the tracks at least – to the 2014 release of Insomnium, Amorphis have skillfully positioned themselves astride a few metal styles. Under The Red Cloud interchanges clear voice passages with growls, which adds this special and specific flavor to their tune.