Brace yourselves for the winter, because Kalmen is pummeling us with such freezing winds. Without feeling the need to know which subgenre this band plays beforehand, it is not difficult to place it alongside Ved Buens Ende or Blut Aus Nord from the fact that they offer cold arpegios or power chords played in slow motion to infinity, dizzingly inviting us to surrender to their broadened sense of pace.
Lyrically there are a lot of references to the sea or to an infinite darkness, either as if something inside us or external slowly became our destiny, relying on a real source such as the Edda, an Icelandic mythologic collection of poems about the creation and destruction of the Norse pantheon. Definitely an album worth checking out. Mind-numbing! (Diego E.)