With an audacious and lucid sound that corroborates the sometimes brutal heaviness of a solid style, Malämmar introduces to us in a very explicit and direct manner the greatest aspects of the somewhat twisted and not well defined genre that is post metal – but who needs definitions when such a great sound reverberates in your ears, so splendidly? With contorted, but aggressive guitar lines, that leads extremely well the harmonies into the slow rhythms of the songs, the marvelous and dissonant sonorous walls of these tracks will leave you hallucinated. Nonetheless, Vendetta is for the most experienced of us all: if you do not understand the shape of their style, nor their musical proposal, you will feel a little disturbed, as their sound, predominantly slow, is calm all the way through, as the aggressiveness of their style is more detailed, rude and largely sculpted in the abrasiveness of melodies whose wild side presents itself in the scathing, cutting edge notes of the guitar, that builds a paradigm of delusions within the circle of its turbulent artistry.
Slow, methodic and carefully created, the harmonies are very well built, and their technique is also another major point of evaluation. Besides great instrumentalists, they are amazing songwriters, that really know precisely what they are doing. With an audacious musical rhetoric that sees no boundaries, their wild originality works at their favor: they are wisely constrained, and don’t push the sonorous boundaries beyond measurement, meaning that there are no extravaganzas here, nor exaggerations. The sound is constructed carefully, beautifully and poetically. The only problem is that this awesome album is too short. Being only thirty minutes long, this incredible record makes you want more, as the sound imperceptibly penetrates inside you, and you inevitably incorporate all the beauty that this wonderful album evokes, little by little, very subtlety.
An inspiring work of art, that really shows the vigorous creativity of amazingly inspired musicians, Vendetta is a genuine work of art. A record that you will want to hear, if you are into instrumental Post Metal. Formidably conceived, and brilliantly executed, certainly begins a real revolution into the genre!