Harri Kauppinen is a solo project from Finland that plays a dark form of metal and this is a review of his 2016 album "Helvetin Laulat" which will be released in September by Concorde Music Company.
Nature sounds and spoken word parts start off the album and after the into the music goes into more of a heavier and melodic direction while also adding in keyboards and violins while acoustic guitars can also be heard at times and after awhile clean singing is added onto the recording and there are also a great amount of goth/doom metal elements.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark and melodic fashion and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction and spoken word parts also make a return in certain sections of the recording and they give the songs more of a poetic feeling and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Harri Kauppinen plays a style of dark metal that is very tragic and gloomy sounding while also mixing in elements of doom and goth metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Finnish and cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Harri Kauppinen are a very great sounding dark metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Linnut" "Maa Paala" "Katumus" and "Non Oli Hyva". 8 out of 10.