Finnish formation Hautajaisyö formed in 2014. The band makes Death/Thrash Metal and got their debut full length out in 2015. This year they return with a follow up, it is called “Matkalla Kohti Hautaa”.
The band has a rather heavy approach, a deep dark voice is there for the lyrics that come over heavy guitars. It is clear the band know what they want to bring and what they stand for. A face that shows their identity is visible and that speaks for them. Here and there they get a bit lost with the balance in production perhaps. They could have made some smarter decisions on when and who has to shine a bit more, some of the details now fall a bit behind and that is a pity of the skills they have in them.
A song like “Jos Voisin Silmäni Ummistaa” jumps out to us for the way it breaks the album a bit. It has that calm start and builts up towards a more vehement part where the essence of the band comes out very nicely.
The album ends with a guest appearance of Tomas Ahlroos who we know from his band Omniversum in the song “Vain Tuhkasi Sinusta Muistuttaa”.
Altogether this is a fine release. It needs some finetuning perhaps, just to get the most out of it on a next release, but if they work on that we can be sure this is one we’ll hear more of.
Janne Partanen – Vocals
Sami Lustig – Guitars
Ville Moisanen – Guitars
Simo Pesonen – Bass
Teemu Roth – Drums
Tomas Ahlroos Clean vocals on ”Unohdetut”
03. Väsynyt Kuolemaan
04. Matkalla Kohti Hautaa
05. Jos Voisin Silmäni Ummistaa
06. Minut Pelastakaa
07. Lähdön Hetki
08. Kuolleena Haudattu
10. Vain Tuhkasi Sinusta Muistuttaa