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12 Gauge

11 Mar 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 3 Mar 2010
  • Release Date: 3 Mar 2010
  • Label: Spinefarm Records UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Spin-Farm Oy
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  • Total Length: 42:56
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  • ASIN: B003N0GHL0
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 110,784 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hedon on 3 Mar 2010
Format: Audio CD
I've been following Kalmah for the last few years and was expectantly waiting for 12 Gauge, but I had no idea I was going to be as stunned as I was. The album sees Kalmah really coming into their own with possibly their most their most mature, focused and well written work to date. And even though FTR was a pretty good album, nothing could have prepared me for the no holds barred battering that 12 Gauge had in store.

Overall, the album sees a slight move away from the melodeath and neo-classical/baroque sounds to accommodate a heavier classic/traditional metal and thrash influence. It's quite a subtle change, but an important one, as you can hear the band laying tribute to their 80s idol Metallica, Megadeth and Maiden throughout and also distancing themselves from a sounds which has been plagerized to death. The guitar playing between the brothers Kokko is sublime; their cerebral interplay of riffs, harmonies and solos is out of this world. Its also interesting that they've used acoustic guitars to great effect on 3 or 4 tracks. On the flip side, Marco Sneck's keys are downplayed slightly, giving much more background texture aside from the odd lead riff and key solo. But less is certainly more in this case, as his wonderful keys give the album a very epic, almost cinematic feel which gives plenty of room for the guitars (this is definitely a guitar players album) but keeps the sinister atmosphere perfectly. And, as always, the rhythm section of Timo Lehtinen and Janne Kusmin is tight and thunderous.

The album kicks off like something out of a spaghetti Western with some beautiful classical guitars a wicked trumpet part (yes, a bloody trumpet) and I'm already feeling shades of Metallica and Megadeth as the distortion fades in and BAM!
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By Arcanii on 24 Jan 2012
Format: Audio CD
Found out about them on a google search for bands similar to dark tranquillity, I haven't heard much about them except this album but I'd say they were better. It was pretty cool and the songs weren't to long so it didn't get boring. Hook The Monster was definitely my favourite track.
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By NorsieMk2 on 20 Oct 2011
Format: Audio CD
The first review of this album is long, sprawling and detailed and sums up the finer points. So what can I add? Maybe just a summery then, brutal, catchy, general Finnish maddness probably driven by too much Minttu drinking but what an album! If you like your metal hard edged but still have a head nodding beat then Kalmah is the band for you. This is an album that takes no prisoners but will still install a grin on your face which will get wider after every listen. I have seen some reviews from so called purists of the Finnish folk metal scene who didn't like this album but if this is regarded as a not quite top drawer Kalmah album then let me at the rest as this one is brilliant!
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