The farewell gig at Nosturi was epic and you, our fans and friends, made this experience and all past years incredible.
We couldn't have done this without you!
21st Century Metal Net
Almost 1 year has passed since I reviewed KIUAS 2nd demo 'Born Under The Northern Lights' with childlike excitement... and AT LAST here comes the official debut release of KIUAS on Rage Of Achilles Records from England!!!! It contains only 4 songs, but I'm really happy for their deal!!
The leader track of this MCD is called "Winter In June" and this is their new song which is not available on any previous demo CDs. This song shows every side of KIUAS, starting from aggressive yet melodic guitar works, very strong vocals, atmospheric keyboards, impressive refrain, enthusiastic song progression and heroic viking feeling. This one must be one of highlights of their live on stage for sure. Other 3 songs here are taken from their last demo, and about the songs, please refer to my demo reviews, but "Warrior Soul" already became a "classic" for me. Great tune.
To conclude, I repeat once again what I wrote before: KIUAS will surely be the dividing line of this STRATO-phenomenon in Finland's melodic metal scene. KIUAS is something great for the future to come. No extra words are needed from me now. I just hope they will make a great full-length album and hit the road during this year. The victorious battle has begun!
Reviewed by Masa @ 21st Century Metal Net