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Kiuas is new band that was formed in 2000 in Finland. This is the debut album for the band, although that it has also released two EP�s and a MCD under a different label last year. The band plays a mixture of melodic death/black metal with power metal, but there are also some thrash, epic and pagan influences... It�s something like a mixture of Brainstorm and Soilwork to me. The eight tracks of the alum have some clean vocals and some aggressive vocals, but not brutal... The guitars are heavy, powerful and fast and if you like melodic and aggressive music there is no way that you won�t like them! The album has many fast and melodic solos that really fit their music. The rhythm section sounds technical, fast and powerful too. Finally, the keyboards add a variety and many melodic parts to this album. The production is powerful enough, but it could have been a little bit better and cleaner at some parts. Generally, this is a very interesting album and if we consider that this is the debut album for the band, I think we can expect great things from these guys in the near future! The best tracks are: �The Spirit Of Ukko�, �Warrior Soul�, �Until We Reach The Shore� and �And The North Star Cried�.