Influences: Agalloch, Cult of Luna, Sigur Rós, Blasphemy, Drudkh, Katatonia, maudlin of the Well, CMX, Dead Congregation, Mgla, Emperor, The Ruins of Beverast, Joy Division, Fields of the Nephilim.
I've played guitar for several years now, although it probably doesn't show that much in my skills. I play guitar and do vocals in a dark and atmospheric black/death metal band Loputon Suo (https://loputonsuo.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/loputon.suo/) and also play guitar in a black metal band called Hollow Woods (https://hollowwoods.bandcamp.com/).
2021: Work and band stuff are taking a lot of my time, but I'm still hoping I'll get something done, as I have a couple of ideas already. I also hope I'll find the time to listen to the stuff made by my fellow FAWMers and be in connection with all the fine people here.
2015: Some form of extreme metal is what almost always comes out when I start to compose. Therefore my intention is to explore a bit different soundscapes and styles with this project. My goal is also to learn to actually finish songs (this has always been really difficult for me) and perhaps lower my self-critisism, too. https://soundcloud.com/the-void-which-binds/sets/fawm-2015
2016: As I was awhile back totally and utterly fed up with all the racism, fascism and nationalism, I had an idea that I would like to form a band which would play some sort of hybrid of black metal, death metal and punk, with lyrics being straight up nazi bashing and leftist propaganda. I wanted to claim the music that I love from the hands of all the NSBM and that type of bands.
At the end of January this idea came up again, when I talked with friends about Phil Anselmo's idiotic "white power" statement. Once again, I felt frustrated with racism in metal. And I guess in the world in general. Originally, I had planned to write some atmospheric, peaceful music this FAWM, but I felt that this time my motivation was higher for this type of music. The main idea is to write fairly simple, raw and crushing music which comments on the society around us. I sort of have a vision of Aura Noir, Amebix and Repulsion in a fistfight.
2017: So, my first year I had a goal of trying different things than metal, which I did, but also ended up creating quite a few metal tracks as well. The last FAWM I pursued some sort of hybrid of extreme metal and hardcore punk. Along the way, however, a few tracks differing from that goal came about. This year I think I will not set any goals or themes, since plans seem to fly out of the window at one point or another. I'll just keep true to myself and let the music guide me, in whatever shape it may come out. With my new job and writing my master's thesis, it may be hard to find time for this project, but I still hope to participate as much as I can, for I've really grown to appreciate this community!
2018: Turns out, I'm still in the same point as last year. Working and trying to write my master's thesis at the same time. I had a long break from doing the damn thing, and now that I've found some kind of motivation again after a long while, I really need to get it done with. That might unfortunately mean no FAWMing for me this year, which breaks my heart, to be honest. I'm still hopeful that I could squeeze in a tune or two, but we'll see. I'll try to listen and comment on your stuff either way, really excited once again to hear what people will cook up!
2019: My fifth year participating in FAWM, time sure does fly. I should now have more time for FAWMing again, since I finally got my Master's thesis done last summer! Work of course might always come in the way or eat the energy I have for writing music, but still I'm hopeful. My band has quite a lot of new material to work on right now, so I don't feel the need to compose for that purpose, but we'll see. I'm really stoked about this once again!
2020: Last year I got already pretty close to beating this thing with 10 tracks which is my personal best so far. Here's hoping I'll make it this year, but I'm not having any pressure about it either. I have some ideas of what kind of stuff I'd like to create, but I mainly intend to let the music flow as naturally as possible. I've joined a new band recently, so let's see if I'm able to put out some material for that project (I did manage to do this, btw), among other things.
|#1||The Green Light Glimmering from the Window||
|#2||Kiellettyyn hypnoosiin (Into a Forbidden Hypnosis)||
|#3||The Ruins of Eden||
|#4||The Triumph of Emperor||
|#5||Where The Trees of Iron Grow @wizardbloodywizard||
|#6||Angel of Collapse @hmorg||
|#8||Black Magic Battalion @hmorg||
|#9||Yli virran (Over the River)||
Thanks for the comment on "Tarzan"! Turns out I only left the spoken part there (assuming you mean just the spoken bit and not also the instrumentation that goes with it) because I couldn't come up with a decent melody for it that I could also sing in tune.
Glad you enjoyed Thought Valley!
As for Blasphemy... That wasn't it. I want to say the vocals reminded me of My Dying Bride but the music didn't... But then I've only heard 1 MDB album, so I'm not sure.
Hails to your furry friend in their travels over bifrost. I've been there and it's so hard. 😕
Thanks for a pleasant surprise! I was pretty sure nobody would dig 'yesyes aber' 😀 Really cool
Thanks for the great comment! I know exactly what you mean, cheers and enjoy your vacation!
I'll check out In the Nightside Eclipse, then. 😀
Just sent email. Check out junk mail if you didn't recieve it 😀
Haha yeah 😁
Yes! How can I reach you to share the folder and discuss about the details?
Thank you very much for your kind comment!
Yeah, my human wouldn't mind if my tracks were longer, but us cats don't like to repeat ourselves. The average length of a catcore song is 2 minutes. =^.^=
Hey dude (don't make it bad... lol), I shall suggest you a collab. I made instrumentals for my metal songs, but they need vocals. I'd like to hear some growls especially, but maybe to some points of the songs cleans would do better. Would you be up to it, if I'd share those with you in dropbox or something?
Thanks for the comment on "The Forest"! I took another listen of it myself and hot damn did I nail the lo-fi guitar tone at least.
That's it! Maudlin of the Well. Awesome band.
Yes, Vacuity is from the same album, one of my favorites definately
Thanks for the comments on Bullion!
Oh I definately recommend checking out Gojira. One of more listened bands, and they just dropped new single from the upcoming album. That Esoteric Surgery is actually quite good to start with.
Thanks for the comment. Dynamics I went for, and glad to hear it worked out 😀
Thanks for your comment, I'll hit you up with a track if I need vocals for one!
IIRC Maudlin is in the name.
Sounds like an approach of that one band you recommended to me a few FAWMs back. Can't remember the name but they did a variety of genres. Really good stuff!
Yeah, if you come across one, try it for sure! Just don't be surprised if it's temperamental. 😝
Hey! Thanks for the listen. I'll have to wait until next year to listen to some tunes but dropping by to say hi. Black metal post punk shoegaze??.......I don't know what you've done but that sounds intriguing.
Yeah, you're right. The Metal Zone IS difficult to tweak. I had to chuck an EQ pedal in front of it because any further adjustments on the Metal Zone itself sounded shit. But when it sounds good, it's an awesome pedal. Just gotta remember it's only appropriate to black/death metal. Lighter metal subgenres, nope. Too extreme.
RE Ashes of the Gods. Wow! Thanks... High praise indeed! 😁
Thank you for the comments on Valkyries Ride. Much appreciated. I agree that some parts could be built on. I hit technology snags with my amps and sounds at the time and decided to leave it as it is for now and revisit post FAWM.
Ah, true. I have no recollection of the music, though.
Thanks for the comment. I don't think I've actually listened to Funeral Mist ever, but that doesn't mean I haven't heard what they've been influenced by or who might be influenced by them.