Northern Genocide
Genesis Vol. 666

1. Intro
2. Genesis vol. 666
3. Black Widow
4. Annihilation of the worl of spirits
5. Neon Antichrist
6. Ecplise
7. The siren
8. Soul dystopia
9. The avalanche
10. Sintropolis
11. Ikiruoste

Tommi Salonen - vocals
Pyry Pohjanpalo - guitar
Markku Tuuri - drums
Jussi Pulliainen - bass

Planet Asylum (EP 2015)


Produced by Rainer Pekkinen
Artwork by Petri Lampela

Released 2019-08-30
Reviewed 2019-09-21

inverse records

Genocide from the north, or a Finnish band, that is Northern Genocide for you. A band releasing the debut album called Genesis Vol. 666 that is a post-apocalyptic story taking us to a nuclear winter and exciting events like that. The artwork is reflective of that and rather good. The band did release a single in the Finnish language ahead of it, but it is only that song that is in the Finnish language, the rest are in English.

Modern industrial metal states the label when it comes to genre and why not? That is a pretty accurate description; you can compare them with the likes of Rammstein and others like them. The vocals are quite harsh, the music heavy towards the extremer reaches of the genre but spiced up with some electronic elements that adds a strong sense of melody to the sound. It is a good production and they keep playing time sensible and have a decent variation so there isn’t much chance of the album feeling towards the long side.

A good debut album, a solid effort but it lacks a bit in originality and therefore it isn’t an overly memorable album. It needs a track that stands out and makes the listener want to return to the album again and again; there are no standout parts of this album so the risk is that it will be somewhat lost in the masses of albums released every day. Fans of the industrial metal should check this album out, chances are rather good that they will like this album so if you are one of those fans you should try and give this album a spin.

Northern Genocide shows promise but they need to think a bit more outside the box and dare to try some things that make them stand out. This is a fairly typical industrial metal album that will probably appeal to fans of the genre but it will probably not be an album that is considered to be one of the best albums of the year as it is too cautious to be great.





Label: Inverse Records
Three similar bands: Genus Ordinis Dei/Turmion Kätilöt/Rammstein
Rating: HHHHHHH (4/7)
Reviewer: Daniel Källmalm

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