• John Van de Mergel

Sounds | Alase, Ajan kysymys


Het is nu niet dat ik zoveel Finse metalbands ken, maar van deze die ik ken, weet ik dat ze verdomme prachtige, vooral donkere, sferen kunnen scheppen en die dan nog eens visueel sterk weten te ondersteunen. Zo ook op het best gevoelige Ajan kysymys, blijkbaar een laatste nummer dat in de moedertaal is opgenomen met Juha Tretjakov (Vansidian) als zanger.

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Alase releases an atmospheric single "Ajan kysymys", after which the band will switch their lyrical language to English. The single is released together with a music video made by Vesa Ranta's Kaira Films. "Ajan kysymys" combines Alase's main musical elements such as melancholy, modern atmospheric soundscapes, progressiveness and heavy riffs. The band will continue to work with guest vocalists, however this is singer Juha Tretjakov's third song with Alase.

Guitarist Janne Lunnas describes: "Working with Juha is fun and it involves creativity which clearly enhances the song through the vocal arrangements." The song was recorded with session drummer Ville Aatsinki and it was a very straightforward process.

Janne describes the session with Ville: "Before the studio, Ville and I worked on the drum arrangements remotely and it went really smoothly. After less than two weeks, we went to studio in Tampere, and Ville nailed the song with just a few takes.”

Alase has the composition of the next song ready and its recordings will start soon. There are plans to release a single called "Unburden" in the fall.


Alase is an atmospheric metal band from Finland. Their music is a melting pot of various genres, but the main focus is on the melody and atmosphere. There are a lot of influences outside metal music as well. Lately Alase has added more and more elements from post-metal/-rock and progressive metal. Musically, Alase has similarities with bands like Katatonia, A Perfect Circle, The Ocean, Textures and Pain Of Salvation, just to name a few. Alase's speciality is that they work with various vocalists instead of one.


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