A horrible hack

Pelkotila

Pelon Ilmapiiri

Year Released: 2017
Format: LP
Label: self released
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Dec 17, 2019
Really great slab of raw, rangy crust from Finland here. Everything has that dirty, serrated feel to it, but amid the pure snarl n' blast there’s a keen dynamic edge: melodies snake in and out of the whirling maelstrom, and the band know exactly when to hold back and linger over a riff and when to go at it hammer and tong. A very rough comparison would be Herätys having a go at some From Ashes Rise tunes – an intriguing prospect and one that could easily go awry if they laboured the latter element too hard, but right here the mix is absolutely spot-on. Now to check what they’ve released since, and see if they’ve maintained the same brilliant, ravening balance...


Recommended record by Collective Zine!

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