REKOMA – Circle of Hate
Finnish metal quintet Rekoma have a wide swath of classic, modern, and alternative influences on display for this "Circle of Hate" EP. One minute very thrash-oriented for "Trial", the next minute a little more In Flames meets Sentenced on the title track – this diversity could pay dividends in the long run in terms of appeal. Vocalist Jani Redkin has a hoarse pattern to his melodies, sneering at times a la James Hetfield but in more of an alternative snarl.
Nothing overly complex, the riffing and tempos align themselves for maximum propulsive head banging – you can sense the swirls of action when "Lambs of Sacrifice" roars through your speakers. A decent quick hitting four-song effort that should attain interest from those who like groove-metal with hints of modern melodic death and thrash nuances.