Origin: Finland
Genres: Progressive Metal, Death Metal
official site MySpace

Farmakon  


Farmakon was formed in 2001, and on the strength of a quickly-recorded demo, attracted the interest of Elitist Records, who released their very interesting A Warm Glimpse album in 2003. Several have cried "Opeth clones!" when reviewing said album, and while there are several indications that the band can progress in various directions in the future, the fact is that there are clear Opeth influences all over the album. This is not a bad thing -- Opeth is foremost an excellent band in their own right, is hardly an easy band to imitate, and there are very few currently attempting their brand of progressive death metal. But while there many similarities, there are differences too, one being that Farmakon doesn't write songs as long as Opeth, and another being Farmakon's forays into jazz and weirdness. The prediction here is that as Farmakon matures, the Opeth comparisons will wane and eventually be dropped altogether. As for now, A Warm Glimpse is an outstanding album, and unquestionably recommended to melodic/progressive death metal fans.

The band is no longer on Elitist Records (that label recently dissolved), but a new album, Robin, has been finished, hopefully to be released in 2006.

Current Members

Marko Eskola

vocals/bass

Toni Salminen

guitars

Matti Auerkallio

drums

Former Members/Guests

Lassi Paunonen

guitars

Riku Airisto

drums


Discography



A Warm Glimpse 
2003 Elitist
  1. Loosely of Amoebas
  2. My Sanctuary in Solitude
  3. Mist
  4. Stretching into Me
  5. Same
  6. Flowgrasp
  7. Flavoured Numerology
  8. Pearl of My Suffering
  9. Wallgarden
  • Marko Eskola
  • Lassi Paunonen
  • Toni Salminen
  • Riku Airisto

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Robin 
2007 Four Seasons
  1. Time-Tables
  2. Coma September
  3. Sixty-Nine
  4. Faint Light
  5. Recondite
  6. Wings
  7. A Temporary Death
  8. Helpless
  9. Monster
  10. Outro
  • Marko Eskola
  • Lassi Paunonen
  • Toni Salminen
  • Matti Auerkallio

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Metal Observer 

home
bands
labels
genres
releases
updates

top tens
tournaments

history
faq
about bnr


Follow us on Facebook!