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he Finland based metalheads from Kiuas resides on the famous Spinefarm label in Finland. They signed with Spinefarm in the fall of 2004 and released their first full-length album in 2005 called The Spirit Of Ukko. Almost one year later the second full-length album, Reformation is released. The latest record of Kiuas starts with ï¿½Race With The Falconsï¿½, which gives you immediately the impression that this is not a standard metal band with the ditto music. Kiuas is a band that likes to explore the boundaries of metal. Of course every song is oriented by the somewhat thrashy guitar riffs but after that the music can go in several ways. In ï¿½Race With The Falconsï¿½ and ï¿½Through The Ice Ageï¿½, Kiuas looks a bit like Sonata Artica and ï¿½The New Chapterï¿½ could have been on a Children Of Bodom album. With ï¿½Child Of Cimmeriaï¿½, Kiuas has a nice moment of peace in the middle of the album. After this itï¿½s further with the sixth song on Reformation called ï¿½Black Winged Goddessï¿½ which in a way looks a bit like Dimmu Borgir. During the rest of the album itï¿½s clear that Kiuas exits of great musicians. In every song the music is played really tight especially the drums and the guitar parts are a must for your ears. On the contrary, the vocals are not always as good. In a song like ï¿½Race With The Falconsï¿½ the vocals carry the song to another level, but with ï¿½Bleeding Stringsï¿½ the vocals practically destroy the song. The same story goes for the title track ï¿½Reformationï¿½ where some lyrics are spoken and sometimes sung in a Jon Olivia kind of way. Although sometimes the vocals are not always as good, Kiuas did deliver a great quality metal album. The variety of styles that are combined in this album and the great music makes Reformation an album that at least deserves a view turns in your CD player, and makes Kiuas a name to remember.