UltraMayhem – Jeremiad

{mosimage}Another debut album from another metal band from Riihimaki, Ultramayhem, featuring Jeremiad.

It seems that Rihimaki's metal scene is boiling lately. Added to the shocking debut album of Widescreen Mode, reviewed also in FREE! Magazine, here comes Ultramayhem and their first studio album Jeremiad. The band was formed in 2004 and had released previously some Eps.  but previously some members already had experience with a band called theReedGreenBlue. And similarly to Widescreen Mode, MySpace has been again a great source of promotion, with 15.000 visitors.

The music style can be placed closer to other Finnish bands like Suburban Tribe, United Underworld or Mokoma, and international ones like Faith no More or Pantera. Vlad Tepez on vocals starts strong and convincing in the opening track Cactae and they will be perfectly accompanied by excellent background vocals all over the album. Violent guitar riffs and non-political correct lyrics not aimed at fans of Nana Mouskouri.

But nevertheless the "amateur touch" is still tangible in the album starting from the CD box design, and continuing with the production and the sound of the band. Not a bad effort though for being the starting point of a more serious career, but the band still needs to find their own path and think bigger, far from easy imitations, otherwise they will be swallowed by the ferocious competence.

Rating 3/5