Release date: November 17th 2006
Label: Armageddon Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)

Folk-influenced Melodic Death Metal

Rating: 55/100
Cover artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: November 9th 2006

Suidakra was formed back in 1994 but at that time they called themselves Gloryfication, but after two demos they changed their name to Suidakra. I must admit that I’m not a huge fan of their music… actually I find them quite boring, however this brand new release called “ Caledonia ” is the best music I have ever heard from them.

But they are still not above average in my opinion. Somehow their thrashy Melodic Death Metal with Pagan/Folk influences doesn’t seem to hit me just where it should. Every time I listen to this album I find myself drifting away… away to a distant planet, light-years away from this album. Not that I totally dislike it, but I find it a tad confusing.

They alternate between many different styles… from Folk, Thrash to Melodic Death Metal and they are quite good when it comes to the Pagan/Folk influences but when they put the pedal to the metal and Thrash like there is no tomorrow I lose interest in their music.

- Maybe they should skip the Metal in their music and become a Folk-band? :)

The rough vocals also seem to get at tad on my nerves… but the delivery of all the instruments is solid enough but still I find myself wishing for more. I just don’t find most of the tracks memorable enough.

Most people seem to like Suidakra so maybe I’m the only one on this planet who finds them a tad boring? I really don’t know… but do check them out and I’m sure that fans of Suidakra will dig this one.

Sadly it does not much for me.