Named after a local city district, Mustasuo, which roughly translates as “black swamp” is young trio from Oulu, northern Finland formed by Antti Saarilampi (guitar/vocals), Tomi Luimula (drums) and Christopher Livingstone (bass/vocals).
Their music is a diverse mix of extreme punk and crust and a wide variety of metal styles, yet “blackened crust” is probably the closest definition to accurately describe their sound.
Following a debut 7-inch and a split 7-inch with death-grind band Napalm Ted, the trio now offers their raucous debut album “Katharsis”, a dark and ferocious effort recorded and mixed by Keijo Niinimaa (Rotten Sound, Morbid Evils etc) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Converge, Obituary etc).
All songs written by Antti Saarilampi (additional lyrics in “Noitaympyrä” by Aimo Huikka).
“Houreuni” contains an excerpt from Yleisradio’s interview with Yrjö Kallinen in 1971
Cover design by Antti Saarilampi
Cover painting by Hugo Simberg (”Näky”, 1895)
Cover photo: Juuso Haarala