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Vere Kutse Kohustab

“Vere Kutse Kohustab” (Obliged By The Call Of Blood) is the second LP of the
band, the first one ( Ei Kahetse Midagi) came out in 2001, so it was high
time the second one to be released. It is not an easy thing to determine the
style of this band, as they mix a lot of styles: ancient BM, pagan metal,
and a good old rock 'n' roll basic. They call their style flack 'n' roll, I
say, the listeners should name it themselves... As the band sings on their
mother-language and mostly about their country's history, they were labeled
as NS band by many, but this is far away from truth: Loits has nothing to do
with the teams fighting for the white Europe, trying to save their white
asses. The main theme of the album is the declaration of Estonia's
independence and the country's role in the 2nd World War. The lyrics are
translated into English, so it makes no sense that I write about it, if
interested, dig into it.
The boys (and of course the girl) favour mostly the middle-tempos and
banging themes, they do not speed up too much. I wasn't very delighted by
this album at first, but after more listenings the songs started to reveal
their faces to me, and I have to say now, that Loits had put together one of
the best Baltic metal albums of the latest years. I wouldn't be surprised if
they would have bigger success with it, than Skyforger or Obtest, for
example. They don't use too many not metal instruments, the main role is
played by the good old guitars, though sometimes there's a little
synthesizer or flute in the background. They often vary the murmur with
heroic, “lets fight the battle” melodic singing style, and this suits the
band. It is unnecessary to emphasize one song, as the album is good as a
whole. There are songs, which I like for the r 'n' r influence (Soomepoiss),
others for the folk approach (The Song Of Old Legionaries),or I could
mention the song “Oskar Ruut”, which starts pretty sinister, but then it
becomes a very hard, middle-tempo bang, this song will surely have a great
success on concerts!!
There's a hidden track on the album, an Estonian folk song; who likes the
album Skyforger Sword's Song, will appreciate this one. Let's not forget the
visual aspects: the design of the CD is imitating the vinyl, there's a
multimedia part, and above all, it is released in three versions, each of
them comes with a 20 pages booklet! It is good to know, that in this
globalized world there still are some people, who consider their past
important, and they really endeavor towards some kind of personality, and
don't follow the trends like some sheep.

Author: Mirgilus
Zine: Cross Of Black Steel

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User comments for this release:

Dark patrick  08.12.2004 11:42
Quote: "If anything it reminds me of Edith Piaf and sums up images of gnarly old villagers stubbornly playing draughts and drinking wine on the streets as bombs explode all around them."

I never actually liked the "hidden" song "Metsavendade laul" particularly, but this visual image brought it much closer to my heart. I'm not kidding when I say I had shivers down my spine after reading this passage. Thanks, Pete!

cantor_satana  17.02.2005 12:04
Thank you very much Loits, the gig in Torvi(Finland) were great and allso new album is fantastic, more of this.

triin  13.04.2005 15:42
jummala mega bänd....originaalne muusika ja .......

elle  08.05.2005 22:09
Loits on nii meeletult hea,et pole sõnu...mis seksikas vokaal..

autoblinda  04.04.2006 23:42
wow...what a horrible thing ,to sing in a native language.


muumia  08.07.2006 19:11
its not even just metal..its like vierlieng sdhooting at russian bomber formation..and thats what most of its about...yes yes..even my grandpa was in that so condemned estonian legion...and so what...he was many of our greandads were there..fighting for a reason..fighting for brighter sun to shine...every one wouldve done that..everyone from every nation...we failed...but...we are alive now...and its nothing there to stop us mwahahaaaaa

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