Paatos - Kallocain

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Inside Out
Catalog Number: IOMCD169/ IOMSECD169
Format: CD
Total Time: 51:29:00

The second album from Swedish group Paatos doesn't fit, and it can't be defined as straight prog rock. The music is a little bit different from the usual prog range. It is more similar to some post rock album, like Radiohead, or maybe I can say that it is more influenced by Portishead. It is very atmospheric and melancholic, it represent perfectly the evolution of some Swedish music. Perhaps, I can declare that it can be considered as the legacy of the great Scandinavian band Landberk, and it isn't a coincidence that some members of this astonishing combo of the Nineties are on this and the previous disc of Paatos.

The music is full of electronic sound and samples, filled with some sad layouts of mellotron and Hammond, while the guitar riffs are only a frame in the complete picture of this work.

So this Kallocain is a various moment in the catalogue of Inside Out and perhaps even only for this reason it is worth to be bought. But also because it is good!

Gasoline (5:55) / Holding On (5:00) / Happiness (5:20) / Absinth Minded (4:49) / Look At Us (5:25) / Reality (7:37) / Stream (5:17) / Won't Be Coming Back (5:32) / In Time (6:34)

Bonus DVD (special edition only): Won't Be Coming Back / Gasoline / Reality / Hypnotique

Petronella Nettermalm - vocals, cello
Ricard Nettermalm - drums, saw and delay
Reine Fiske - guitar
Stefan Dimle - bass, double bass
Johan Wallen - piano, Mellotron, Hammond organ, syntheziser, sampler, harmonium

Timeloss (2002)
Kallocain (2004)
Silence Of Another Kind (2006)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin SE

Added: July 25th 2004
Reviewer: Davide Guidone
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