Medeia – Manning The Helm

Fullsteam Records, release date: November 2015

This Finnish power pack should not be totally unknown to a wider audience, as they have been touring outside their home borders with e.g. Children of Bodom or The Ocean. Since the change of the front man in 2014 – relentless touring eventually proved too much for lead singer Keijo Niinimaa – this EP is the first official output presenting the vocal talent of Frans Aalto alias Finowa.

The first couple of songs provide what you might expect from this band – precise technical Death, complex structures and merciless Death / Grind growls – some so brutal to be used as weed killer…

The track Franpire comes a bit as a surprise, featuring a rather melodic Death Metal style, focus on melody – plus a pretty infectious groove, real ear candy (and there’s also a hilariously funny video).

The following tracks seem to channel a dosage of Nu Metal with its precise riffing, but there are also Thrash Metal elements, and a keyboard adding an epic note…

Summing up, Medeia deliver a diverse and powerful trip through the wide spectrum of Exteme Metal and an appealing display of their talent. Hopefully there’s more to come soon of those dudes + dudette from Tampere…

Tracklist:

Manning the Helm
Barbarossa
Franpire
Born Enemy
Kings

Klaudia Weber

Klaudia Weber

reckless and merciless dictator, so KNEEL! In other words, editor-in-chief, translator, website and ad admin, "Jane of all trades" - - - addicted to books (everything between Lord Of The Rings & quantum physics) and music, mainly Metal made in Finland. Furthermore, there's painting, drawing, movies, theater... so you can expect some variety on this website too.

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