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Review: Sotajumala - Teloitus

Label: Woodcut Records
Year released: 2007
Duration: 38:53
Tracks: 8
Genre: Death Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: September 13, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating

Rated 4.09/5 (81.82%) (11 Votes)

This is a Finnish band whose debut Death Metal Finland made some waves a few years back, and this is their follow-up. Sotajumala ("Wargod" in Finnish) are a fairly young band, and they display solid chops on this disc. I listed the translated track list, since all their song titles and lyrics are in Finnish, which has the unfortunate side effect of making them sound silly to English-speakers.

Sotajumala play a nice mix of Florida and Swedish-styled Death Metal, totally devoid of the melodic stylings that are usual for a Finnish band. This album has a faster pace and brutality I associate with New World DM, while displaying a definite Swedish heaviness and guitar tone. Songwriting-wise there is nothing new about this, and fans of old-school DM will find plenty to like here. Despite label hype Sotajumala do not break any new ground, but they are pretty kickass.

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