Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Callisto - Noir

Year of release: 2006
Genre: Post Metal
Country: Finland

01. Wormwood
02. Latterdays Saints
03. The Fugitive
04. Backwoods
05. A Close Encounter
06. Pathos
07. Folkslave
08. Woven Hands

In a few words:

Callisto is a Finnish post metal band and Noir is their second album. The music is built upon various levels of guitar sounds, while the keyboards supporting the atmosphere. The band flirts a lot with post rock and only in the outbreaks they remind a metal band. The songs should be regarded as instrumentals, since they contain only few lyrics. The overall atmosphere of the album is quite dark and pessimistic, so don't listen to it when you are at a happy mood. Furthermore, I should point out that the use of saxophone in "Wormwood" was quite a surprise! All in all, if you like bands like Isis and Neurosis give them a try and you will not regret it...

Personal highlights:
"Wormwood", "Latterdays Saints" and "Folkslave"