Origin: Finland  
Genres: Doomdeath
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Last update/review: August 26, 2021

Swallow The Sun

Standard yet accomplished doomdeath from this Finnish band who formed in 2000. The songs are sprawling, epic, and ponderous, almost reach funeral doom in tempo and atmosphere, though with just enough melody to keep things from becoming too dreary. Doomdeath isn't quite the most popular metal genre these days, so it's good to hear a band do the style right.

Recent album: 20 Years Of Gloom, Beautry And Despair: Live In H, released on July 30, 2021.
Upcoming album: Moonflowers, release date November 19, 2021.

Current Members

Mikko Kotamäki

vocals (ex-Barren Earth)

Juha Raivio

guitars (ex-Trees Of Eternity)

Juho Räihä

guitars

Matti Honkonen

bass

Jaani Peuhu

keyboards

Juuso Raatikainen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Markus Jämsen

guitars

Aleksi Munter

keyboards

Pasi Pasanen

drums

Kai Hahto

drums (guest for Agressor, ex-Enochian Crescent, Nightwish, ex-Rotten Sound, ex-Trees Of Eternity, Wintersun)



Discography



The Morning Never Came  
2003 Firebox
  1. Through Her Silvery Body
  2. Deadly Nightshade
  3. Out of This Gloomy Light
  4. Swallow
  5. Silence of the Womb
  6. Hold this Woe
  7. Under the Waves
  8. The Morning Never Came
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Pasi Pasanen



Ghosts Of Loss  
2005 Firebox
  1. The Giant
  2. Descending Winters
  3. Psychopath's Lair
  4. Forgive Her...
  5. Fragile
  6. Ghost Of Laura Palmer
  7. Gloom, Beauty And Despair
  8. The Ship
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Pasi Pasanen



Hope  
2007 Spinefarm
  1. Hope
  2. These Hours of Despair
  3. The Justice of Suffering
  4. Don't Fall Asleep (Horror Pt. 2)
  5. Too Cold For Tears
  6. The Empty Skies
  7. No Light, No Hope
  8. Doomed to Walk the Earth
  9. These Low Lands
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Pasi Pasanen
2007 Readers' Album #90




Plague Of Butterflies  
2008 Spinefarm
  1. Losing the Sunsets
  2. Plague of Butterflies
  3. Evael
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Pasi Pasanen



New Moon  
2009
  1. These Woods Breathe Evil
  2. Falling World
  3. Sleepless Swans
  4. ...And Heavens Cried Blood
  5. Lights On The Lake (Horror pt. III)
  6. New Moon
  7. Servant Of Sorrow
  8. Weight Of The Dead
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Kai Hahto
2009 Readers' Album #86




Emerald Forest And The Blackbird  
2012 Spinefarm
  1. Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
  2. This Cut Is The Deepest
  3. Hate, Lead The Way
  4. Cathedral Walls (feat. Anette Olzon)
  5. Hearts Wide Shut
  6. Silent Towers
  7. Labyrinth Of London (Horror Pt. IV)
  8. Of Death And Corruption
  9. April 14th
  10. Night Will Forgive Us
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Kai Hahto



Songs From The North I, II & III  
2015 Century Media
  1. With You Came the Whole of the World's Tears
  2. 10 Silver Bullets
  3. Rooms and Shadows
  4. Heartstrings Shattering
  5. Silhouettes
  6. The Memory of Light
  7. Lost & Catatonic
  8. From Happiness to Dust
  9. The Womb of Winter
  10. The Heart of a Cold White Land
  11. Away
  12. Pray for the Winds to Come
  13. Songs from the North
  14. 66°50'N, 28°40'E
  15. Autumn Fire
  16. Before the Summer Dies
  17. The Gathering of Black Moths
  18. 7 Hours Late
  19. Empires of Loneliness
  20. Abandoned by the Light
  21. The Clouds Prepare for Battle
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Markus Jämsen
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Aleksi Munter
  • Juuso Raatikainen



When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light  
2019 Century Media
  1. When a Shadow Is Forced into the Light
  2. The Crimson Crown
  3. Firelights
  4. Upon the Water
  5. Stone Wings
  6. Clouds on Your Side
  7. Here on the Black Earth
  8. Never Left
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Juho Räihä
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Jaani Peuhu
  • Juuso Raatikainen



20 Years Of Gloom, Beautry And Despair: Live In Helsinki  LIVE
2021 Century Media
  1. The Womb of Winter
  2. The Heart of a Cold White Land
  3. Away
  4. Pray for the Winds to Come
  5. Songs from the North
  6. 66°50'N, 28°40'E
  7. Autumn Fire
  8. Before the Summer Dies
  9. Lost and Catatonic
  10. Empires of Loneliness
  11. Falling World
  12. Cathedral Walls
  13. Plague of Butterflies
  14. Don't Fall Asleep (Horror Pt. II)
  15. Stone Wings
  16. The Giant
  17. Swallow (Horror Pt. I)
  18. Here on the Black Earth



Moonflowers    RELEASE DATE: November 19, 2021
2021 Century Media
  1. Moonflowers Bloom in Misery
  2. Enemy
  3. Woven into Sorrow
  4. Keep Your Heart Safe from Me
  5. All Hallow's Grieve
  6. The Void
  7. The Fight of Your Life
  8. This House Has No Home
  • Mikko Kotamäki
  • Juha Raivio
  • Juho Räihä
  • Matti Honkonen
  • Jaani Peuhu
  • Juuso Raatikainen




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