Label: Better Noise Records
Five years since their last album, 19 since the cello-quartet Metallica covers that made them famous, these Finns increasingly come off like a radio-ready alt-metalcore band with vaguely proggish tendencies. A drummer now augments three remaining cellos; also a singer, who ponders questions like "how can somebody so beautiful be so miserable?" When not aiming for profundity, though, they blast three jamming instrumentals ("Reign Of Fear," "Riot Lights," "Till Death Do Us Part") for well over six minutes each. And by the end, they're dabbling in palatable post-Pink Floyd/Peter Gabriel art-rock.