Progressive Rock: Malady – Nurja puoli

I have listened some very extreme bands coming from Finland, such as Força Macabra. A finish band that plays Brazilian heavy metal with a mostly unrecognisable vocals written by themselves in Portuguese. A country full of extreme metal bands can also have very interesting progressive rock. Nurja puoli has 22 minutes and reminds a lot the old work of Yes but bringing lots of new elements. It is a very delicate song, with vocals, that completely tells a story with instruments, from beginning to the end.  It has guitars that sound good to the ears, drums that grow in build ups just like Mogwai. Riffs that remind Iron Maiden.  Malady is a band from Helsinki. Their upcoming album ‘Toinen Toista’ is being released 30th March by Svart Records.

According to its lyricist and drummer Juuso Jylhänlehto:

“This album is open to many interpretations and laden with symbolism, but at its core lays the basic questions of being human and the transient nature of things.”

It also has a very nice cover art:

Malady is the combination of Tony Björkman in the guitar, Babak Issabeigloo with guitar and vocals, Juuso Jylhänlehto with drums, Ville Rohiola with hammond and keyboards plus Jonni Tanskanen with the bass guitar.