Browsing Archive: June, 2019

Review from Metal Bulletin

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, In : English 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, In : German 
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

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, June 3, 2019, In : Dutch 
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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Review from Grizzly Butts

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, June 3, 2019, In : English 
From: Grizzly Butts
Published: May 23, 2019

The bitter bolete rise in the span of days from the dirt of her undercarriage just a few inches towards the rain. Intrepid moss finally creeps its first foot from down a nearby stone to bring moisture and warming cloak to her frigid, naked rest. Hewn and cast down with sawed limbs as a dead-eyed mess soon to fill with bugs and all sorts of wriggling creatures, the corpse soon returns as nourishment for the dirt she’d risen from decades ...

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