After enjoying their debut album with all the blistering Finnish attacks one did not hesitate to dig into this
Although this album keeps somewhat their former type of straight evil energy i would say that "Pimeyden valtakunta" takes a step back and creates its spells with a more thoughtful and self aware stance, the melodies gets some more room inside the crypt so to speak with guitars leading (could be a bit higher in the mix for my taste) with some good composing but also the drums has a quite strong presence along with the raspy manic vocals and a doomy bass. (that feels like a dark sea engulfing it all.)
it has some nice and heavy Horna feeling to it all which can never be a wrong thing in my book.
The sound has a more dusty production this time but it has enough punch to it so i wont complain.
The best tracks from these 6 ones i would say the first one, third one and the last one especially the last bit of the last song "Rituaali" has a really a nice "embracing the end" vibe to it, both melancholic and calm but inside Hautakammios pumelting (and a bit transforming) world that is...
A good second album from this promising Finnish horde that is worth getting by all means.
1. Minä, tuhoaja
2. Kohti kuolemaa
3. Kadotuksen reunalla
4. Neitsyt Maria itkee verta
...and i dont know but there is two extra tracks for some other version.
8. Golgata 2013
Released by : Immortal Frost Productions