Country of origin: Estonia
Location: Tallinn, Harju County
Formed in: 1990
Genre: Melodic Death/Thrash Metal
Lyrical themes: Epic Battles, War
Years active: 1990-present When the band started, the original members were 11, 16, and 17 years old.
2001 More Hate Productions MHP 006-06 CD
More Hate Productions – MHP 006-06
Format: CD, Album
Genre:Thrash, Death Metal
1 Intro: The Call Of The Sea 3:20
2 Midnight Execution 4:22
3 No Peace 2:56
4 Bitter Tears 5:22
5 Before The Battle 1:23
6 Raise Your Sword 4:14
7 The Sea: From Beyond 1:43
8 Blowing Waves 7:19
9 Dream 1:49
10 Screaming Agony 3:51
11 Into The Convent
Written-By – King Diamond
12 The Ocean
Written-By – Led Zeppelin
Bass – Dmitry Potekhin
Drums, Keyboards – Denis Shelepov
Guitar [Lead] – Alexander Kobzar
Guitar, Vocals – Sergei Shelepov
First Recorded only on Tape during the December 1997 – January 1998 in Narva Energetic studio and Matrix studio, Tallinn. Mixed at Matrix studios (Tallinn Town Hall). Released by Postmortem, 1998.
Bonus tracks recorded at Matrix (Tallinn Town Hall) studio, oktober 1999 and may 2000, Re-released by More Hate prod.(Moscow, Russia) april 2001
The Call Of The Sea was originally self-released by the band in 1998 in cassette format, but 3 years later it finally got its first CD release spiced with three bonus tracks. It’s also the second offering by this Estonian band, first one being only available as a cassette.
First we got a 3 minute intro, which leads straight to the Midnight Execution. Guitars fade in and vocalist starts delivering his ripping growls. Riffing is good, couple of nice leads, drums beat on the background and everything is fine and very listenable. Bitter Tears starts as a calm song, but changes fast to heavier, this time more melodic song. After two crunchy tracks, it’s a bit surprising to hear more Gothenburg sounding piece. Before The Battle is a majestic interlude before the battle (Raise Your Sword) begins. The Sea: From Beyond is another interlude, this time surprisingly calm, while looking at the title.
Blowing Waves starts with more melody, but turns more aggressive maintaining the nice balance between melodic and aggressive parts. Dream serves as a peaceful outro before the bonus tracks begin. Screaming Agony is quite an aggressive song compared to the ones in original album. The last two ones are covers, Into The Convent from King Diamond and The Ocean from Led Zeppelin. Clean vocals on both covers! Still, a recommended album to all death metal fans.