Origin: Kokkola, Finland  
Genres: Christian Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Official Site
Page online: May 19, 2009
Last update/review: November 6, 2011

Immortal Souls

A band apparently obsessed with all things wintry (their official website and MySpace pages are known as "snowpage" and "icespace" respectively -- very amusing), the Finnish-born Immortal Souls have been plying their trade since the early nineties (hailing from Finland, then, the winter fixation maybe isn't so suprising). Wintereich is their third full-length album, released in 2007, and it's a potent, if not terribly ambitious, slice of prime European melodic death metal, mixing the usual influences including fellow Finns Children Of Bodom with their own unique touch. Overall, this isn't the most original sound of all time, but the pieces are all there, from a strong production to plenty of cutting riffs to strong death/black vocals. Even with the crowded scene that is melodic death metal, Immortal Souls have enough to garner a recommendation for the genre.

Current Members

Aki Särkioja

vocals/bass

Esa Särkioja

guitars

Pete Loisa

guitars

Juha Kronqvist

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jupe Hakola

drums



Discography


Divine Wintertime  EP
1999
  1. Snow Soul
  2. Divine Wintertime
  3. Morning Mist
  4. Christ Mass
  • Aki Särkioja
  • Esa Särkioja
  • Jupe Hakola



The Cleansing  EP
2000
  1. The Cleansing
  2. Until
  3. The Prophet
  4. Icebound
  • Aki Särkioja
  • Esa Särkioja
  • Pete Loisa
  • Jupe Hakola



Under The Northern Sky  
2001
  1. Frostmind
  2. The Cleansing
  3. The Cold Northwind
  4. Blue Flamed Fire
  5. Snowfalls
  6. Dark Night Under the Northern Sky
  7. Love Demise
  8. Metsäkukkia
  9. Winterheart
  10. Painthings
  • Aki Särkioja
  • Esa Särkioja
  • Pete Loisa
  • Jupe Hakola



Ice Upon The Night  
2003 Fear Dark
  1. Everwinter
  2. Welcome to North
  3. Sacrifice
  4. Painbearer
  5. Edge of the Frost
  6. Coldstreets
  7. You
  8. Suicidalive
  9. Man of Sorrow
  • Aki Särkioja
  • Esa Särkioja
  • Pete Loisa
  • Jupe Hakola



Once Upon A Time In The North  COMPILATION
2005 Fear Dark
  1. Painwaighted
  2. Down in my Grave
  3. The Cleansing
  4. Until
  5. Prophet
  6. Icebound
  7. Snow soul
  8. Divine Wintertime
  9. Morning Mist
  10. Christ Mass
  11. Hate Sender
  12. I am Me
  13. Realm of Hatred
  14. Immortal
  15. Frostmind
  16. The Cleansing
  17. The Cold Northwind
  18. Blue Flamed Fire
  19. Snowfalls
  20. Dark Night
  21. Love Demise
  22. Metsäkukkia
  23. Winterheart
  24. Painthings



Wintereich  
2007 Dark Balance
  1. Nightfrost
  2. Feareaper
  3. Frozen Inside
  4. Icon of Ice
  5. Color of My Sky
  6. Constant
  7. Idlestate
  8. Heart of Cold
  9. Winter of My Discontent
  10. Black Water
  11. Winterreich
  • Aki Särkioja
  • Esa Särkioja
  • Pete Loisa
  • Juha Kronqvist



IV: The Requiem For The Art Of Death  
2011 Dark Balance
  1. Art of Death Act I: Soulbells
  2. Evil Believer
  3. Nuclear Winter
  4. I Wept
  5. Absolution
  6. Art of Death Act II: The Last Journey
  7. Reek of Rotting Rye
  8. Last Day on Earth
  9. Hypnotic Atrocity
  10. Thought of Desolation
  11. One Last Withering Rose
  12. Art of Death Act III: The Requiem of the Funeral Eve




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