Aittala - 'Effigy' (Self Released) Print E-mail
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Written by Ross Welford   
Thursday, 18 December 2014 04:00

aitallaeffigy'Effigy' is a ten track album that features seven new tracks and three that were recorded way back when this band, Aittala, started off in 1993. They've released two albums after their early demo demise and this is the follow up to 2011's 'Haunt Your Flesh'.


Is it any good? Well, it has its moments whilst vearing from being Testament wannabes to Cuatro era Flotsam And Jetsam and if that's your thing then this could aid your boredom for a while. There's big shades of doom and pure heavy metal involved (and a smidgen of prog) but ultimately this is a '90s style thrash record that incorporates the slower groove that became the norm for a while back then.


They'll never be a top drawer band - too little too late - but they certainly aren't here to just go through the motions. Ten songs that don't dip in standard can only be admired and when any band play with such intent, you know that they're putting their heart and soul into it.


Fans of doom and the expanded thrash genre might just want to check this band out. What have you got to lose?


To pick up your copy of 'Effigy' - CLICK HERE