Lahdon Aika are a band from Finland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "II" which was released as a joint effort between Rusto_Osiris, Ramekuukel-Levyt and Doomed To Misery.
A very dark, heavy and melodic musical sound starts off the album along with some grim, high pitched screams a few seconds later that also takes the music into more of a doom metal direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the vocals also bring in angry hardcore style yells at times.
Ar times the music bring s in an atmospheric feeling and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and also stick to mostly a slow or mid paced musical direction and all of the songs on the album always remain heavy and there is never a soft or weak moment to be herd anywhere on the recording.
Lahdon Aika remain true to the sludge/doom metal sound of previous recordings while also adding in more influences of hardcore this time around, the production sound s very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Lahdon Aika and if you are a fan of sludge and doom metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sillet Poltettu" and "Eikoskaan". 8 out of 10.