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Review: Crimson Day - At the Mountains of Madness
Crimson Day
At the Mountains of Madness

Label: Independent
Year released: 2018
Duration: 58:11
Tracks: 12
Genre: Heavy Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: March 10, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
At the Mountains of Madness

Rated 3.71/5 (74.29%) (7 Votes)

Crimson Day are a 5-piece Heavy Metal band from Finland that formed in 2013 and already have two studio albums in their recording roster. At the Mountains of Madness is the band's first album featuring new vocalist Lassi Landström. Now that we have some background info on the band, let's get to the music.

As far as the band's songwriting goes, they are in great shape. There's a lot to be liked in their strongly melodic and varied Heavy Metal anthems that rely on sweeping melody lines, sharp and straightforward riff work (check out "My Last Rites"), and overall thoroughly carefully composed songs for which we should give them extra credit. I don't know if it's just me, but Crimson Day actually have many elements in their sound that remind me of Jon Schaffer's Iced Earth. Some shameless musical similarities are definitely there, and I for one, being a fan of the Iced Earth sound, don't mind the similarities at all.

Lassi, the band's new singer, has a really good voice that bends easily to any mood that the songs require, undoubtedly giving the band a lot of opportunities in terms of songwriting. Where they are now with their quality material and as long as they are able to keep it on this level, I am sure they won't necessarily have to put out their next work on their own. So, labels... Turn your heads in Crimson Day's direction!

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