HAIVE "Mieli Maassa" [12" LP, Red Vinyl, Gatefold]
Black Metal/Folk from Finland
Wistful nature- & old traditions inspired Finnish Heathen Metal
After Haive received considerable praise for their earlier efforts, especially the reissue of the 3rd demo on the split cd together with their compatriots Wyrd and Kehr?, it is now time to show the full potential of this fantastic Finnish band.
Deeply rooted in the nature and traditions of his native homeland, mastermind Varjosielu created a wonderful fusion of wistful and melancholic Folk with Finnish Black Metal, combining the classic Metal weaponry with folk instruments such as a self-made 10-string Kantele or mouth-harp. The result is a perfect symbiosis of aforementioned styles which might appeal to fans of other Finnish acts such as October Falls or Tenhi but can hardly be compared to any band in particular.