With musicians as Timo Ketola with vocals and bass, Antti Ronkainen on guitar and Pyry Ojala om drums then it’s probably a Finnish band?! That’s correct and the band is Caskets Open and they plays their special Doom Metal. The band is originally from Keuru. The municipality of Keuru has approximately 11,000 inhabitants and an area of 1,430.63 km², of which 172.12 km² is water. There is plenty of water, and Casket Open is not at all a dry and boring band, but a very fascinating buzzing bass doom music ensemble. The track White Animal,
Finnish Doom Lords Caskets Open will release Concrete Realms Of Pain, the trio’s fourth album, March 20 on Nine Records. Suicide plans in a nocturnal ski-jump tower, existential anxiety in a bleak sports bar, long walks in the shadows of the Central Park, Concrete Realms of Pain is a journey into experiences of loss and human suffering. Icicle sharp guitar leads guide the listener through sorrowful doom metal to gnarly hardcore punk parts.
Certainly the songs are enveloped by the band’s trademark buzzing bass sound. Caskets Open have outdone themselves on Concrete Realms Of Pain. Concrete Realms Of Pain was recorded and mixed at Tonehaven Recording Studio by Tom Brooke. It was mastered by James Plotkin.
Caskets Open was formed in the small and desolate town of Keuruu in 2007, but has been based in Helsinki for over 10 years. The band operates as a power trio that’s stripped of everything unnecessary, yet still creates a massive sound. Throughout the years Caskets Open has warmed up the stage for bands like Church of Misery, Wolves In The Throne Room and Primitive Man, just to name a few.