Azt hiszem, senki sem lepï¿½dik meg ha egy ï¿½jabb rettentï¿½en kï¿½pzett zenï¿½szekkel felvï¿½rtezett, igen jï¿½ hanggal megï¿½ldott ï¿½nekest alkalmazï¿½ ï¿½s igen kellemes zenï¿½t nyomatï¿½ finn csapattal kerï¿½l szembe. Az ezer tï¿½ orszï¿½ga a metal majd minden mï¿½fajï¿½bï¿½l termelt ki kirï¿½ly bandï¿½kat, de sokszor mï¿½g a mï¿½sodvonalas csapataik is kï¿½pesek kiemelkedï¿½ pillanatokra. A furcsa nevï¿½ Kiuas is a finn metal zenekarok vï¿½gelï¿½thatatlan sorï¿½bï¿½l lï¿½pett a fï¿½nybe ï¿½s a debï¿½tï¿½lï¿½ anyag hibï¿½inak ellenï¿½re meg merem kockï¿½ztatni, hogy pï¿½r lemez mï¿½lva mï¿½r sokaknak nem fog gondot okozni a banda nevï¿½nek kiejtï¿½se.
A srï¿½cok kï¿½t ï¿½ltalam rï¿½gebben nagyon kedvelt, ï¿½m az utï¿½bbi idï¿½ben tapasztalhatï¿½ dï¿½mping miatt kissï¿½ fï¿½nyï¿½t vesztett stï¿½lust olvasztottak egybe, a dallamos speed/power muzsikï¿½t ï¿½s a dallamos death metalt. Legegyszerï¿½bben talï¿½n ï¿½gy lehetne leï¿½rni a Kiuas zenï¿½jï¿½t, hogy fognï¿½nk a Children of Bodom-ot, de Alexi Laiho helyï¿½re egy igazi, klasszikus power metal vokalistï¿½t ï¿½llï¿½tanï¿½nk be, aki rï¿½adï¿½sul gyakran thrash-es ï¿½s death-es tï¿½mï¿½kat is ï¿½nekelne. Ennï¿½l persze azï¿½rt bonyolultabb a helyzet, mert a srï¿½cok nem vï¿½letlenï¿½l emlegetik kedvenceik kï¿½zï¿½tt a '80-as metal vonalï¿½t (pl. Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Dio stb.) ï¿½s a '90-es ï¿½vek skandinï¿½v zenekarait (pl. Amorphis, Meshuggah stb.), de a Pantera ï¿½s a Dream Theater neve is szï¿½mos tag toplistï¿½jï¿½n megtalï¿½lhatï¿½. Ezen sokszï¿½nï¿½sï¿½g gyï¿½mï¿½lcsï¿½zï¿½en hatott a Kiuas zenï¿½jï¿½re. ï¿½rdekes mï¿½don pont a Bodom neve nem szerepel egyikï¿½jï¿½k listï¿½jï¿½n sem, pedig nem egy megoldï¿½snï¿½l ï¿½rzem azt, hogy igen jï¿½l ismerik Alexi csapatï¿½t ï¿½s zenï¿½jï¿½t. A Kiuas kapcsï¿½n mï¿½g kï¿½t csapat neve jutott eszembe, a Dragonforce-ï¿½ ï¿½s a Lost Horizon-ï¿½. Nem is annyira a zenei rokonsï¿½g miatt, inkï¿½bb csak azï¿½rt emlï¿½tenï¿½m ezeket a zenekarokat, mert az utï¿½bbi idï¿½ben nï¿½luk ï¿½reztem ennyire egyedinek, ï¿½lettelinek, energiï¿½tï¿½l duzzadï¿½nak a kissï¿½ kiszï¿½mï¿½thatï¿½vï¿½ vï¿½lt dallamos power metal stï¿½lust.
A lemez a cï¿½madï¿½ nï¿½tï¿½val kezdï¿½dik, mï¿½g hozzï¿½ egy nagyon jï¿½l megï¿½rt kï¿½tlï¿½bgï¿½pes power/thrash tï¿½mï¿½val, amelyre az ï¿½nek csak kï¿½zel mï¿½sfï¿½l perc utï¿½n ï¿½rkezik meg. Ilja Jalkanen ï¿½nekes ebben a dalban nagyrï¿½szt a rettentï¿½ erï¿½s, dallamos power metal hangjï¿½n ï¿½nekel, ellenben a lemez tï¿½bbi rï¿½szï¿½n meg-megcsillantja ï¿½vï¿½ltï¿½-hï¿½rgï¿½-morgï¿½ tudï¿½sï¿½t is. A dal az album egyik legjobb tï¿½tele, amely egyrï¿½szt a rettentï¿½ jï¿½l eltalï¿½lt dallamokkal rendelkezï¿½ ritmusgitï¿½rtï¿½mï¿½knak, mï¿½srï¿½szt pedig Ilja fï¿½lberagadï¿½ refrï¿½njï¿½nek kï¿½szï¿½nhetï¿½. A soron kï¿½vetkezï¿½ 2. ï¿½s 3. nï¿½ta is erï¿½sek, ï¿½m az album ï¿½sza egyï¿½rtelmï¿½en a negyedik tï¿½telkï¿½nt felhangzï¿½ Warrior Soul. Ehhez a kï¿½tlï¿½bgï¿½pes speed/power bombï¿½hoz mï¿½regerï¿½s refrï¿½nt ï¿½rtak a fiï¿½k, a neoklasszikus virgï¿½k sem hiï¿½nyoznak belï¿½le. Sajnos az album mï¿½sodik fele laposabb dalokat tartalmaz, a 7 pont is nagyrï¿½szt ennek kï¿½szï¿½nhetï¿½. Az 5. tï¿½telt pï¿½ldï¿½ul szinte mindig skippelem a discmanemen, a power lï¿½rainak mondhatï¿½ hetedik dalbï¿½l pedig az ï¿½rzï¿½st hiï¿½nyolom. Kifejezetten szeretem az epikus tï¿½mï¿½kra ï¿½pitkezï¿½, komplex prog-power zenï¿½ket ï¿½s az utolsï¿½ dalban a Kiuas tagjai valami hasonlï¿½t szerettek volna megvalï¿½sï¿½tani, de sajnos ez a kï¿½zel hï¿½tperces nï¿½tï¿½val nem sikerï¿½lt. A szï¿½m legnagyobb erï¿½nye Ilja ï¿½neke.
ï¿½sszessï¿½gï¿½ben tehï¿½t egy nagyon bï¿½ztatï¿½ debï¿½tï¿½lï¿½ lemezzel jelentkezett az ï¿½t finn srï¿½c. Bï¿½zom benne, hogy mï¿½r a kï¿½vetkezï¿½ talï¿½lkozï¿½sra mï¿½g jobban ï¿½sszeï¿½rnek a dallamos speed/power ï¿½s a dallamos death metal tï¿½mï¿½k, illetve kevesebb tï¿½ltelï¿½knï¿½ta lesz a mï¿½sodik anyagukon. A Kiuasban megvan az a bizonyos szikra, amely miatt kï¿½sï¿½bb akï¿½r egyik nagy kedvencem is lehet belï¿½lï¿½k.