SWALLOW THE SUN       Hope
Spinefarm Records (release: February 7th, 2007)

Doom-Death doesn't inevitably mean bloody heavy. It's the case with SWALLOW THE SUN, originated by Juha Raivio (ex-PLUTONIUM ORANGE) who picked in some other groups to start an efficient line-up. From that moment on they haven't been idle since, after a first demo released in 2003, Hope is already their third album, achieving to be the first Doom Metal band ever to enter the charts in Finland. What planet is this ?
With Death voices and clear singing shared on mellow melodies, SWALLOW THE SUN will allow you to spend a pleasant meditative moment, even if sometimes it gets excited a little, as on The Empty Skies, without splitting your eardrums however.Laurent