Origin: Finland
Genres: Doomdeath
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Swallow The Sun  


Standard yet accomplished doomdeath from this Finnish band who formed in 2000. The songs are sprawling, epic, and ponderous, almost reach funeral doom in tempo and atmosphere, though with just enough melody to keep things from becoming too dreary. Doomdeath isn't quite the most popular metal genre these days, so it's good to hear a band do the style right.

Current Members

Mikko Kotamäki

vocals (ex-Barren Earth)

Juha Raivio

guitars

Markus Jämsen

guitars

Matti Honkonen

bass

Aleksi Munter

keyboards

Juuso Raatikainen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Pasi Pasanen

drums

Kai Hahto

drums (Agressor, ex-Enochian Crescent, Nightwish, ex-Rotten Sound, Wintersun)


Discography



The Morning Never Came 
2003 Firebox
  1. Through Her Silvery Body
  2. Deadly Nightshade
  3. Out of This Gloomy Light
  4. Swallow
  5. Silence of the Womb
  6. Hold this Woe
  7. Under the Waves
  8. The Morning Never Came
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Pasi Pasanen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Ghosts Of Loss 
2005 Firebox
  1. The Giant
  2. Descending Winters
  3. Psychopath's Lair
  4. Forgive Her...
  5. Fragile
  6. Ghost Of Laura Palmer
  7. Gloom, Beauty And Despair
  8. The Ship
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Pasi Pasanen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Hope 
2007 Spinefarm
  1. Hope
  2. These Hours of Despair
  3. The Justice of Suffering
  4. Don't Fall Asleep (Horror Pt. 2)
  5. Too Cold For Tears
  6. The Empty Skies
  7. No Light, No Hope
  8. Doomed to Walk the Earth
  9. These Low Lands
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Pasi Pasanen

Reviews:   Blabbermouth  Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Plague Of Butterflies 
2008 Spinefarm
  1. Losing the Sunsets
  2. Plague of Butterflies
  3. Evael
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Pasi Pasanen

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



New Moon 
2009
  1. These Woods Breathe Evil
  2. Falling World
  3. Sleepless Swans
  4. ...And Heavens Cried Blood
  5. Lights On The Lake (Horror pt. III)
  6. New Moon
  7. Servant Of Sorrow
  8. Weight Of The Dead
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Kai Hahto

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Emerald Forest And The Blackbird 
2012 Spinefarm
  1. Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
  2. This Cut Is The Deepest
  3. Hate, Lead The Way
  4. Cathedral Walls (feat. Anette Olzon)
  5. Hearts Wide Shut
  6. Silent Towers
  7. Labyrinth Of London (Horror Pt. IV)
  8. Of Death And Corruption
  9. April 14th
  10. Night Will Forgive Us
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Kai Hahto

Reviews:   Metal Critic 



Songs From The North I, II & III 
2015 Century Media
  1. With You Came the Whole of the World's Tears
  2. 10 Silver Bullets
  3. Rooms and Shadows
  4. Heartstrings Shattering
  5. Silhouettes
  6. The Memory of Light
  7. Lost & Catatonic
  8. From Happiness to Dust
  9. The Womb of Winter
  10. The Heart of a Cold White Land
  11. Away
  12. Pray for the Winds to Come
  13. Songs from the North
  14. 66°50'N, 28°40'E
  15. Autumn Fire
  16. Before the Summer Dies
  17. The Gathering of Black Moths
  18. 7 Hours Late
  19. Empires of Loneliness
  20. Abandoned by the Light
  21. The Clouds Prepare for Battle
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Juuso Raatikainen


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