What began as a solo-project back 2005 for singer and guitarist
Mikko Ojala has turned into a full size band:
Dark the Suns.
They describe their music as melodic metal music with beautiful
piano melodies and dark vocals, and I have no problem with that
The hard driven guitars and
aggressive almost growling vocals gives the band a hard edge, nicely
balanced out by the beautiful and melodic piano passages, which
makes you think of other Finnish bands like Sentenced and Eternal
Tears of Sorrow, but main inspiration source could very well be
Tiamat and their monumental masterpiece 'Wildhoney'.
'In Darkness Comes Beauty' is a
well played and produced debut album, one which should appeal to
fans of the above mentioned bands and fans of dark, melancholic and
melodic metal. Next step for the band must be to break a bit out of
their own pattern and add some diversity to their sound universe,
because the songs do tend to follow the same pattern and do become a
little too monotone and repetitive in the long run...