Turmion Katliot – Global Warning

Rating: 3/5
Distributor/label: Nuclear Blast Records
Released: 2020
Buy Album: https://www.nuclearblast.de/en/products/tontraeger/cd/cd/turmion-kaetiloet-global-warning.html
Band Website: http://www.turmionkatilot.com/

Band line-up:

MC Raaka Pee – lead vocals
Master Bates – bass guitar, backing vocals
Bobby Undertaker – guitars, backing vocals
RunQ – keyboards, synthesizers, programming
DQ – drums, percussion
Shag-U – vocals

Tracklisting:

1. Naitu
2. Kyntövuohi
3. Sylkekää siihen
4. Viha ja rakkaus
5. Turvasana
6. Kuoleman juuret
7. Syvissä vesissä
8. Sano kun riittää
9. Jumalauta
10. Revi minut auki
11. Syntisten laulu
12. Ikävä
13. Mosquito A La Carte (To be continued 5)

Review

Industrial metal is one of the odder genres of metal, so much so that many a fan debates its place in the metal canon, but seeing how this Finnish outfit packed a hefty punch I’d say it is definitely a heavy genre worthy of an album like this.

“Global Warning” is the ninth studio album by Finland’s Turmion Katliot, which literally means “midwives of ruin.” These blokes do know how to deliver a ruin by putting their angry opinions on the current state of the world to some of the most aggressive electronic music around.

If you love Europe for its diverse and darkened club scene, then look no further if you want an album that wouldn’t sound out of place at the Bergheim on a busy night in October. “Global Warning” will have you dancing around and thinking long and hard about what evils are loose in the world and what can be done.

This is what I’d call a partying record, as it had me jumping around the room many times, but I do feel this was a nice attempt at making the dance music scene wake up and notice the harrowing political and social climate we live in. Though as the songs progress, I felt it had become more music-driven rather than ideas-driven. Granted, this is a genre with punk origins, but I do feel a lot of industrial bands do forget their roots at times.

Check out this album if you want a good set of dance numbers, but it’s not fully there in being an awareness-inducing record.

Review by

Demitri Levantis

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