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Review from The Pit of the Damned

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, In : Italian 
From: The Pit of the Damned
Published: January 23, 2018 

I Kval sono una nuova one man band finlandese, anzi no: il mastermind che sta dietro a tale monicker infatti, non è altro che colui che fino al 2015 guidava i Khaossos e questo album omonimo è, a dire il vero, la riproposizione di quel 'Kuolonkuu' che su queste stesse pagine abbiamo recensito, con la durata delle song leggermente più elevata. Difficile pertanto aggiungere qualche informazione addizionale ad un disco che, s...

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Review from Dutch Metal Maniac

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, December 22, 2017, In : English 
From: Dutch Metal Maniac
Published: December 20, 2017

In 2015 this album saw the light under the name of Khaossos. This year sees a re-recording of the album under the name Kval, a one-man project of atmospheric black metal. 

Four long, heavy songs form the base of this 43 minute album, with three ambient-style introductions and interludes. 

In all fairness the introduction could be any darkish new age. Nice and haunting in a way, but without raising awe. Second on the album comes th...

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Review from ZWareMetalen

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, In : Dutch 
From: ZWareMetalen
Published: October 17, 2017

Steeds meer blijkt uit mijn jaarlijst dat atmosferische black een grotere plaats inneemt in mijn hart. Dat betekent echter niet dat alle atmos/ambient black meteen gekatapulteert wordt tot topper of geniaal meesterwerk. Ook niet als het van een steeds sterker wordend label als Hypnotic Dirge Records komt. Dat bewijst het obscure Kval.

Kval is Fins, of maakt in ieder geval gebruik van de Finse taal. Het klinkt als typisch sfeervolle, lo-...

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Review from IYE Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Sunday, September 10, 2017, In : Italian 
From: In Your Eyes (IYE) Zine
Published: September 10, 2017

Se si dovesse trovare un album che esemplifichi per i neofiti cosa sia il black metal atmosferico, credo che questo primo passo autointitolato della one man band finnica Kval sia perfetto in tal senso.
In realtà, a ben vedere, questo non sarebbe a tutti gli effetti il full length d’esordio, visto che si tratta della versione ri-registrata dell’album Kuolonkuu, edito con il nome Khaossos nel 2015 e oggi rimesso in circo...

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Review from The Black Sessions

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, September 9, 2017, In : English 
From: The Black Sessions
Published: September 5, 2017

I’ve found this project during my endless YouTube surfs and was charmed from the first sight, from the very first song. It seems that I was looking for something like “Kval” for quite a long time and wasn’t able to find. Now you can imagine my happiness!

This self-titled album by Kval is very raw, melancholic and sad. Its inner anger overwhelms and fills over the borders at the same time. Kval is really heavy-influenced b...

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Review from Noizz Webzine

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, August 18, 2017, In : Spanish 
From: Noizz Webzine
Published: August 15, 2017

Aunque el trabajo que nos ocupa es el primer larga duración de esta banda finlandesa llamada KVAL hay que puntualizar que se trata de una re-grabación de un álbum publicado en 2015 por la one-man-band KHAOSSOS bajo el título de “Kuolonkuu”. Tras el cambio de nombre el proyecto cobra nueva vida e incorpora a un segundo miembro, al menos en los créditos aparece el nombre de Wntrbrnr (AURIEL), recuperando estos temas con un nuevo...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: August 5, 2017

Kval is a one-man black metal band from Finland and this is his debut album.

Apparently starting out life under the name Khaossos and released in 2015 with the title Kuolonkuu, this new version is a re-recorded beast that’s now been updated and unleashed under the moniker of Kval.

Abandon all hope, for Kval’s music is here to drain you of all joy and warmth.

This is atmospheric black metal, interspersed with moments of barren ambient...

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Review from Infernal Masquerade

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: Infernal Masquerade
Published: July 26, 2017

Making its way to our office from Canada, today we have Finland’s one-man demolition squad Kval and its self-titled debut release. Originally releasing music under the moniker Khaossos, Kval’s sole member crafts some of the most misanthropically punishing Atmospheric Black Metal we have heard in a while. Evoking the raw elements of old-school Burzum and the bleakness of Mortualia, this is one heavy release.

After setting the moo...

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Review from Disfactory Zine

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : Italian 
From: Disfactory Zine
Published: July 23, 2017

Il progetto finlandese Kval non è altro che la continuazione del monicker Khaossos, e questo primo disco omonimo non è altro che la riproposizione nuova di zecca e allungata del buon “vecchio” Kuolonkuu (uscì nel 2015). Il suo è un zanzaroso flusso elettrico costante, sorta di apoteosi del depressive black metal più famelico, blando e “trainante”, se vogliamo meno estremo nel risultato, ma pur sempre eccessivo su quelle fo...

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Review from Ave Noctum

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: Ave Noctum
Published: July 23, 2017

The sleeve notes usefully tell us that Kval’s debut album “includes slow, agonising material from 2013 to 2016”. This album was originally conceived in 2015 but under the mantle of Khaossos. Life, emptiness and chaos are what drives this one man atmospheric black metal project from Finland whose musical preferences and influences include Burzum and Forgotten Woods.

Eerie beginnings spawn a heightening level of tension. The musical imag...

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Review from The Sound Not The Word

Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, July 27, 2017, In : English 
From: The Sound Not the Word
Published: July 19, 2017

If any style can be said to capture the zeitgeist of black metal over the past few years – in the way that the Scandinavian second wave did in the mid-90’s, or symphonic did a few years after that – it would be atmospheric black metal. And as with any (relatively) popular style of music, there are a lot of dull, uninspired records being made that aim to be atmospheric and hypnotic, but simply end up feeling dull and boring...

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 Released: July 27, 2017
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Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal