Mokoma

Dimwit metal? No way!

They may refer to themselves as dimwits, but very few of the rest of us would consider Mokoma to be a stupid band in any way. Quite the contrary. Having found a new course in trash metal seven years ago, the group from South Karelia has grown – without too much public boozing or whimsy – into one of the biggest names in the Finnish metal scene. Even though it was, and still is, fun to stamp the ground to the trashy beats of Kurimus, you've got to admit that in the recent years Mokoma's music has evolved into all the more eminent, deeper and complete direction, still keeping true to its laid-back but ambitious attitude.

On the new Sydänjuuret ("Heartstrings") album, released in the spring, Marko Annala and the others pay homage to the home land in a deliberate manner. This doesn't mean waving around the national flag, but rather noting the love for this country and its traditions. Ilosaarirock Festival can be considered a kind of tradition for this band as well as they they have visited the festival God knows how many times, always welcome and much hoped for. On a beautiful and peacuful summer day it's easy to love both the band and the country.


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