Mokoma

 

Mokoma

From all the most eminent Finnish metal bands it is Mokoma who could best be described as "open to transformation". The band's present success is, after all, mostly due to the album-cum-cataclysm called Kurimus that probably led the uninitiated to believe that Mokoma is a full-blooded trash metal band. But Mokoma as pure trash metal is a pure illusion, which both Kurimus's antecessors and its successors can prove.

The theme that permeates Mokoma's sixth album Luihin ja ytimiin, out last year, is the pursuit for the animal within the human being, i.e. the creature that is not afraid to feel and to express its emotions. The result of this soul-searching is perhaps Mokoma's angriest, harshest and the most multi-dimensional record yet. Its much-celebrated black metal elements can be found without the help of a hearing aid, and equally obvious are the barest and the most fragile (and most radio-friendly) songs. The more monotonous, down-tuned growling is, at least for the most part, history for Mokoma now. Even the band members themselves have declared this era as their most refreshing for a long time.


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