Review from The Doorway To

September 4, 2019
From: The Doorway To
Published: August 24, 2019 

Finland why is always Finland they are truly one of the most inventive and creative places on this Earth for extreme and avant music . This is Atmospheric Post Black metal on the highest of all orders. I love the very ethereal side that the music creates with that  Virus, Code, VBE, Katatonia  vibe. Kval is all about the beauty and the nightares and its what the music and gritty vocal style creates for me . I hear so much experimental mayhem and even bands on labels like Prophecy, D.M.P , I,Voidhanger and Third I rex.  The  tones on Laho are twisted to put it simple and there are these oriental and eastern elements that come in and out that really at times give me that Sigh and Salem vibe. Kval you are even folky at times but not in neoclassical way more in that Pagan/ Midevial thing . Hell you all know what I mean. Love the fragile side that you get through at the album as well.  Here is another band that much love Tenhi and  Dorenreich as well. I think its really time for you to listen and just adore this album.

Reviewed by: Clint Listing 

Review from Broken Tomb Magazine

August 16, 2019
From: Broken Tomb Magazine
Published: August 6, 2019

Una vez más, el verano estaba a punto de acabar. Los interminables días cargados de vida daban paso a la oscuridad y a la muerte. No tenía constancia de cuanto había vivido, pero si sabía que posiblemente aquel fuese su último invierno. Echó la vista atrás y recordó la suerte que tuvo al encontrar aquel árbol moribundo. Tenía un gran agujero en su corteza que le resultó perfecto para crear su mortal trampa. Nunca se s...

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Review from Aristocrazia Webzine

August 16, 2019
From: Aristocrazia Webzine
Published: July 31, 2019

Kval è la creatura del giovane Miro Lamo, blackster finlandese di stanza da qualche parte nei dintorni di Helsinki. Laho, marcio in finlandese, è il secondo album con questo monicker, ma in realtà soltanto il primo a essere pensato specificamente per questo progetto: il debutto omonimo Kval (2017), infatti, non era altro che una ristampa con una veste ripensata di Kuolonkuu, disco che Lamo pubblicò nel 2015 come Khaossos, il p...

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Review from Metal Rulez

July 16, 2019
From: Metal Rulez
Published: July 16, 2019

Po ostatnich średnich i powiedzmy sobie szczerze, słabych płytach z kręgów atmosferycznego black metalu, nie miałem ochoty już na przeprawy z tego typu kapelami. W ręce wpadła mi jednak druga płyta fińskiego Kval. I się skusiłem… Raz, że mam słabość do fińskiej sceny, a dwa, że lubię Finów :)

Kval to projekt, w którym władzę absolutną i niepodzielną sprawuje… Kval, który jest jedynym członkiem projektu, a pod...

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Review from Ave Noctum

July 11, 2019
From: Ave Noctum 
Published: July 10, 2019

So it’s back to life, emptiness and chaos from the solo artist Kval from Finland who professes to a liking for Burzum. This is a follow up to his impressively bleak self-titled release of 2017.

“Laho” comprises five weighty pieces. From the outset we are transported to a cold world of despair and greyness. The delicate acoustic tones and ringing backdrop provide momentary pause for reflection, but make no mistake: this is a harsh, men...

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Review from Metal Bulletin

June 18, 2019
From: Metal Bulletin
Published: June 16, 2019

Kval is chill, relaxation, atmospheric, one-person black metal from Finland. The vocals are extreme, but they are not super harsh and end up sounding almost as background landscape. Keyboards are important and for fans of this genre, this is something along the lines of the aural themes of forests-and-mountains vibes. It is chill rock with a bit of tremolo picking and some gentle-giant, softer growled vocals. Some of this music is just ...

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Review from Dead Rheteric

June 12, 2019
From: Dead Rheteric
Published: June 9, 2019 
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While early Spring may bring the thaw its mid and late Spring that anchors the bloom and coloring of the waking world. Finnish artist Kval and his second album Laho is a fitting musical accompaniment to that greening, a contemplative and unhurried experience. Atmospheric black metal as likely only would emerge from Finland.

To reiterate: Laho goes many places and takes its time (each time) to get there. Melody and sustained atmosphere are...

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Review from Metal Temple

June 12, 2019
From: Metal Temple
Published: June 4, 2019 

KVAL - translating to "anguish" in English - is an atmospheric ambient Black Metal band from Vantaa, Finland. Founded in 2012 under the name KHAOSSOS, the project began by recording a demo, EP and a split albums with 1389 and AURIAL as well as a debut album entitled “Kuolonkuu (Deathmoon).” Cold and dark mid-paced melodic Black Metal with catchy icy riffs coated in frost permeated the output of KHAOSSOS, conveying emptiness and the so...

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Review from Kobzr Magazine

June 12, 2019
From: Kobzr Magazine
Published: June 3, 2019 

KVAL lassen ihre Kompositionen unterschiedlichste musikalische Bausteine einfließen und erreichen damit ein breites Spektrum an Stimmungen. Sie geben sich mit viel Spielfreude, Herz und Blut ihrem Experiment hin und produzieren mit viel Liebe zum Detail ein Werk, das mit seinem Klang zeitlos ist. Sie lieben es, mit Kontrasten zu spielen und verfolgen eine gekonnte Licht-Schatten / Statik-Dynamik Strategie, um im Endeffekt das Gegensät...

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Review from ZWare Metalen

June 3, 2019
From: ZWare Metalen
Published: June 2, 2019

Finse atmosferische black metal, kan niet slecht zijn. Of toch? De vraag stellen is ze ergens al beantwoorden, al doet het fraaie artwork anders vermoeden, maar toch besteden we even iets meer woorden aan de tweede release van dit soloproject Kval. Vier tracks die samen voor een kleine veertig minuten aan materiaal zorgen, dus je weet dat je lange tracks mag verwachten.

Op zich klinkt deze opbouw erg vertrouwd in de oren, met enerzijds sto...

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 Released:  May 23, 2019
500 Copies
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal