EXCALION - FINLAND

Primal Exhale - 2005 -Sound Riot
Waterlines - 2007 - LMP


  
 
Members

S= Slave Of Wisdom>>JARMO PÄÄKKÖNEN
G= VESA NUPPONEN
B= TERO VAAJA
D= HENRI PIRKKALAINEN
K= JARMO “JAPPE” MYLLYVIRTA



History

Excalion was formed in Finland in the year 2000 by Jarmo “Jappe” Myllyvirta and issued a demo called Forlorn only a year later. Guitarist Tero Vaaja left the band to perform murder theatre in the Finnish army. He would soon return and switch to bass. It took two years before the group came out with a new recording, Obsession To Prosper. Sound Riot Records of Portugal signed the group in 2003, which issued the band’s debut in 2005. This album was recorded at Watercastle Studio. With the label’s bankruptcy, the Finns signed to Germany’s limb Music and issued a second album there in 2007.

Reviews

EXCALION - WATERLINES - LMP  
Very little chance of mistaking the origins or influences of Excalion, The Wingman’s first 10 seconds provides ample evidence what the band is about. The Finnish quintet is melodic metal of the Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica, and the multitude of German usual suspects mold. Jarmo Pääkkönen does the screams and does the clean vocals as well as most and the other members, including keyboardist Jarmo Myllyvirta, do what many others have done before them, therefore originality is not what is to be found on the driving riffs of Life On Fire or the melodic I Failed You. The songs are sometimes helped along by their catchiness and sometimes just ineffective with forced riffs and unnecessary keyboards. This 48 minute plus sophomore effort will endear Excalion to the fans of the genre but is another to add the list for those expecting more than the repetitious melody and predictable song structure. Look out for the included video clip for Losing Time. - Anna Tergel




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