Power of Metal.dk Review

Dark Flood
Style: Melodic Death Metal
Release date: 31 October, 2014
Playing time: 50:52

Dark Flood hail from Oulo in Finland, and before you mention Amorphis, I will: Yes, there are similarities between Dark Flood and their compatriots. Without sounding exactly the same, they manage to strike the same epic and melancholy note with the use of keyboards, guitar harmonies and a mix clean vocal and growls.

It's not as if this is a rooky band, either. The band formed under the name of Flood as a quartet back in 1996 and have released three full-length albums as well as a split and a number of demos. You can tell that this isn't an inexperienced band. The songs are well-wrought and powerful, and they carry that ingrained darkness and melancholy that Finnish people for some odd reason are so good at conveying. Must be the winter darkness that does it. The magic comes when it is combined with an ability to create majestic, melodic riffs and keyboard soundscapes. Dark Flood has that touch magic. I like it a lot!

Note: Is it me or does growler Tero Piltonen sound a lot like David Vincent? Check out the tune Never-Ending Credits. How about starting up a Morbid Angel jam band, mate?

01. Hearts into Museums
02. Misery Is Music
03. The Fallibles
04. Culprit's Script
05. Force of Nature
06. The Voice of Absolution
07. Never-ending Credits
08. Summer
09. Inverno
10. Archetype's Aspect
Label: Haunted Zoo Productions
Distribution: Haunted Zoo Productions
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: 13 February, 2015
Website: www.dark-flood.com