Loputon Suo is a band from Finland, founded in 2014. Since then, the quartet has been focusing on creating a harsh, cold sound, borrowing heavily from melodic black and death metal. That is exactly what we get on this debut-e.p.: three crushing piece of extreme metal, played at an immense intensity and a wall-of-sound effect that is quite irresistible. It feels a bit like an old school black metal album, mainly because of the production but damn, it's heavy.
Drudkh, The Ruins of Beverast, Agalloch and Dead Congregation are big influences for this quartet and that's quite noticeable. Opener 'Kädet Valloittamaan' blasts through my speakers with sheer velocity and tremendous blast beats behind a suffocating wall of sound. Even when the tempo goes down, the band knows perfectly how to smash their music through the listener's skull. 'Deus Delirium' repeats those elements. Here it becomes clear how much noise the guitars create, a lot!
I'm quite curious for the future of this band. What I hear on the three songs in this debut is a very interesting mix of old school and modern blackened death metal, with 'Spiraali' being the highlight. I guess it's only a matter of time before this quartet signs with a decent label, willing to provide a recording studio and a producer. If so, I can see great things happening for these guys, including support spots for bands like Behemoth for example. Don't ask me why, but I can clearly see these guys opening for Behemoth...