Finnish death/thrash metallers Khiral have released their first full length album called ‘Chained’.
The foundations of Khiral were built already in 2008, but the stew required some years of slow cooking and a few lineup changes until 2016 when Khiral released their first singles “Orphanage” and “UltravioleNt”, followed by several live shows. During that period their style has evolved from hardcore-inspired rock to a unique mixture of death, thrash and even some black metal elements, leaning hard on catchy rhythms.
2017 was a real step forward as Khiral made their way to Emergenza band competition’s Finnish final, thus being able to introduce themselves to larger audiences. They made their first appearance abroad in Germany, and on top of it all, recorded their first album ‘Chained’. ‘Chained’ represents the band’s evolution from their first songs up to this day. Rock elements of the early days are long gone, but there are still hints of those hardcore-inspired breakdowns and rhythms that were the salt and the pepper right from the beginning.
Strict categorization of the music has been hard even to the members themselves, so let’s just call it metal with a twist that you don’t necessarily expect.
Listen the album on Spotify here:
Joni Öhman – bass,
Matti Hämäläinen – guitars,
Tuomo Vänskä – vocals,
Jouni Tuovinen – guitars,
Markus Lehto – drums