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"The Metal Observer"

From Jyvaskyla Finland, DARK THE SUNS play a melodic but very energetic style of Gothic Metal. Another fine addition to the Firebox Records catalog, their debut album �In Darkness Comes Beauty� is a fairly solid ten tracks full of catchy rhythm guitars, melodic piano lines, and nicely contrasting smoothly growled and whispered vocals with a mid to somewhat up-tempo heavier sound.



Originating as the solo project of lead singer/guitarist Mikko Ojala in 2005, the atmosphere of the music is generally consistently faster and livelier than most Gothic Metal, and although it may have just a touch of the typically Finnish gloominess, there�s also a beautiful romantic feel to many of the songs as a result of the accompanying piano of Juha Kokkonen. Mikko�s growled vocal style is not too abrasive and his occasionally whispered singing also gives many of the songs a chance to �breathe� a little.



The musicianship is certainly top notch with heavy guitar rhythms being at the forefront and adding a strong groove to all the songs. The piano playing is very tasty and never really dominates the music, instead just gently following along and helping create a somber atmosphere to what would otherwise be considered fairly standard Melodic Death Metal arrangements. The very distinct and rhythmical bass lines courtesy of Inka Tuomaala as well as subtle use of almost techno-style synthesizer effects also gives several of the songs a slightly dance music vibe. Don�t be too alarmed as it�s almost certainly never going to be playing at any trendy nightclubs, but it�s this modern almost pop side to many of the songs that is one of the more distinct and appealing characteristics of the music.



A few of my favorite tracks would include the opener �Reflections� with it�s alternating whispered and growled vocals, nice lead guitar melodies and strong driving feel of the choruses. The energy level picks up even more towards the end of the disc and a track like �Ghost Bridges� is another excellent if somewhat more aggressive number with its faster tempo and angrier sounding vocals.

I could only find one fault with the album and that is the distinct lack of variety. Many of the song arrangements appear to be essentially similar from track to track and even though the songs are all catchy and generally interesting, it does wear a bit and becomes somewhat less impressive after a while. It�s a shame they didn�t mix things up a little more as it would have made for a truly great album. As it stands, I can only say that it�s just good. Still, I enjoyed the album and think it would make a fine addition to fans of the Gothic Metal genre. Even those with an interest for more progressive-ish oriented Melodic Death Metal should check them out, as they are fairly heavy and able to hold their own. A pretty decent debut from DARK THE SUNS, and I�m sure that if this album is a good indicator of the talent in the band that they�ll be back with even better things in the future.


Morris/The Metal Observer
- The Metal Observer


"The Metal Observer"

From Jyvaskyla Finland, DARK THE SUNS play a melodic but very energetic style of Gothic Metal. Another fine addition to the Firebox Records catalog, their debut album �In Darkness Comes Beauty� is a fairly solid ten tracks full of catchy rhythm guitars, melodic piano lines, and nicely contrasting smoothly growled and whispered vocals with a mid to somewhat up-tempo heavier sound.



Originating as the solo project of lead singer/guitarist Mikko Ojala in 2005, the atmosphere of the music is generally consistently faster and livelier than most Gothic Metal, and although it may have just a touch of the typically Finnish gloominess, there�s also a beautiful romantic feel to many of the songs as a result of the accompanying piano of Juha Kokkonen. Mikko�s growled vocal style is not too abrasive and his occasionally whispered singing also gives many of the songs a chance to �breathe� a little.



The musicianship is certainly top notch with heavy guitar rhythms being at the forefront and adding a strong groove to all the songs. The piano playing is very tasty and never really dominates the music, instead just gently following along and helping create a somber atmosphere to what would otherwise be considered fairly standard Melodic Death Metal arrangements. The very distinct and rhythmical bass lines courtesy of Inka Tuomaala as well as subtle use of almost techno-style synthesizer effects also gives several of the songs a slightly dance music vibe. Don�t be too alarmed as it�s almost certainly never going to be playing at any trendy nightclubs, but it�s this modern almost pop side to many of the songs that is one of the more distinct and appealing characteristics of the music.



A few of my favorite tracks would include the opener �Reflections� with it�s alternating whispered and growled vocals, nice lead guitar melodies and strong driving feel of the choruses. The energy level picks up even more towards the end of the disc and a track like �Ghost Bridges� is another excellent if somewhat more aggressive number with its faster tempo and angrier sounding vocals.

I could only find one fault with the album and that is the distinct lack of variety. Many of the song arrangements appear to be essentially similar from track to track and even though the songs are all catchy and generally interesting, it does wear a bit and becomes somewhat less impressive after a while. It�s a shame they didn�t mix things up a little more as it would have made for a truly great album. As it stands, I can only say that it�s just good. Still, I enjoyed the album and think it would make a fine addition to fans of the Gothic Metal genre. Even those with an interest for more progressive-ish oriented Melodic Death Metal should check them out, as they are fairly heavy and able to hold their own. A pretty decent debut from DARK THE SUNS, and I�m sure that if this album is a good indicator of the talent in the band that they�ll be back with even better things in the future.


Morris/The Metal Observer
- The Metal Observer


"Metalfanatix 90/100"

The debut album "In Darkness Comes Beauty" from the Finnish band Dark The Suns is impressive to say the least. I can't get enough of this album, as it�s very pleasing to a metalhead's ears. The band is among the melodic doom metal vibe and began in 2005 as Mikko Ojala's (Vocals & Guitars) solo project. It developed to what it is today, much more than solo undertaking.

As I listened to "In Darkness Comes Beauty" I heard many bands with similar traits: Tiamat, Theatre of Tragedy, Within Temptation, Moonspell, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Opeth, Anathema, etc. Which in turn gives the band a familiar yet unique sound.

"In Darkness Comes Beauty" has a full and rich sound, with a melancholic atmosphere. Delicate keys embrace you as you listen. The guitars have an awesome rockin' attitude and the solos and leads are vibrant and appealing. There is also a strong foundation of drums in which the songs are built upon. Vocally there are death-oriented and whispering vocals that are used as nice contrast throughout the album.

There isn't one weak tune on the album. A few that I have grown to appreciate the most include "Reflections","The Sleeping Beauty", "Alone" and "Angel Soul", but when I listen to this disc, I listen to it all the way through! Great debut gentleman, I can't wait for more!

Rating: 90

Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins - Jeffrey D. Adkins


"Metalfanatix 90/100"

The debut album "In Darkness Comes Beauty" from the Finnish band Dark The Suns is impressive to say the least. I can't get enough of this album, as it�s very pleasing to a metalhead's ears. The band is among the melodic doom metal vibe and began in 2005 as Mikko Ojala's (Vocals & Guitars) solo project. It developed to what it is today, much more than solo undertaking.

As I listened to "In Darkness Comes Beauty" I heard many bands with similar traits: Tiamat, Theatre of Tragedy, Within Temptation, Moonspell, Katatonia, Paradise Lost, Opeth, Anathema, etc. Which in turn gives the band a familiar yet unique sound.

"In Darkness Comes Beauty" has a full and rich sound, with a melancholic atmosphere. Delicate keys embrace you as you listen. The guitars have an awesome rockin' attitude and the solos and leads are vibrant and appealing. There is also a strong foundation of drums in which the songs are built upon. Vocally there are death-oriented and whispering vocals that are used as nice contrast throughout the album.

There isn't one weak tune on the album. A few that I have grown to appreciate the most include "Reflections","The Sleeping Beauty", "Alone" and "Angel Soul", but when I listen to this disc, I listen to it all the way through! Great debut gentleman, I can't wait for more!

Rating: 90

Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins - Jeffrey D. Adkins


"Interview in Metal Fanatix"

Dark The Suns started as Mikko Ojala's (Vocals & Guitars) solo project in 2005. A year later and a move to the Finnish city of Jyvaskyla the band's current lineup was completed when Juha Kokkonen (Keyboards), Inka Tuomaala (Bass) and Markus Lehtinen (Drums) joined Dark The Suns.

After a couple demos the band was noticed by Firebox Records and was signed for a two-album deal. In the autumn of 2007 Dark The Suns released their first brilliant album entitled "In Darkness Comes Beauty." This album has a full and rich sound, with a melancholic atmosphere, "Beautiful piano melodies and dark vocals" which creates a melodic doom metal / gothic metal sound...very pleasing to one's ears.

Mikko and Inka found sometime in their busy schedule to talk with me about the band, their instruments, their phenomenal record "In Darkness Comes Beauty," future touring plans and much more.

So read on and find out how much beauty can be found from within Dark The Suns...

Metal Fanatix: Hey Mikko and Inka, how's everything with Dark The Suns?

Mikko: Thank You for asking! Everything looks very good. We have got really good reviews of our debut album everywhere and we are really happy for that.

Inka: We also just released The Sleeping Beauty -single, and we are happy for that, too. The single includes three songs from our debut album and one bonus track outside the album. Right now we are also waiting for Friday's gig and next week's Firebox Metal Fest, so there is a lot of going on :)

Metal Fanatix: Let's talk about beginning of the band. Mikko, from what I understand Dark The Suns was once your solo project. What did the band sound like back then? How does the band's sound differ today from what you did as a solo project?

Mikko: Yes, this band begun as my solo project in summer 2005. I have always liked a lot melodic metal and piano is one of the most beautiful instrument in this world. So I started to write melodic metal music with beautiful piano melodies and dark vocals. I recorded the first demo all alone, because I lived in a small town, where it was hard to find players for my band. This first demo was awarded the demo of the month in Finnish Inferno Magazine. I was really happy for that because I had always believed in this music very much. In the beginning of year 2006 I moved to bigger town Jyvaskyla. Soon after that Inka, Juha and Markus joined the band and solo project turned to a full band. When I think about the time when band was solo project, I think that the main style and sound has always been quite same as nowadays.

Metal Fanatix: What did Dark The Suns set out to create when the group got together?

Mikko: From the beginning the main point in our music has been to combine beautiful piano melodies and dark vocals. We started to write and rehearsal music together and soon after that we had many new songs ready. We also wanted to play gigs, so I started to organize tour dates and other things like that for our band.

Inka: We had very soon new songs ready for the second demo, and we entered the studio in the August 2006. Everything was quite easy, because we have quite similar views about our music. I think that Dark The Suns' music is really melancholic and deeply emotional, but at the same time very energetic and straight-forwarded.

Metal Fanatix: Mikko, since the band was originally your solo project, it would seem that you have quite a music background. Tell me about your background. What instruments can you play?

Mikko: I have played guitar since the year 1998. My first synth I bought in year 2000 and drums came in my life in year 2003. I have always liked to play metal music with all those instruments. Actually the most interesting instrument besides piano is drums. I'm really hooked to play them :) It's really sad that nowadays I have not so much time to play drums. I have been in several minor bands before Dark The Suns and I have grown with them.

Metal Fanatix: Inka, as a bassist, who are your main influences? Do you play any other instruments?

Inka: I have played piano since I was six years old, so even though I love playing bass, piano is still in a way the most important instrument to me. All the music I have written to Dark The Suns is composed by piano. I am also very interested in other instruments; I have tried to learn to play guitar for some time, and in this winter I have became very interested in playing drums too! :) It's really fun to play them! As a bassist I don't really have any idols - maybe that's because of the fact that there are not many female bass players, and it's not the same to idolize a male player? Of course, there are a lot of bands and players, who's sound and style have some influence to me and my music, but it's not easy to name them.

Metal Fanatix: As musicians, what are both of your biggest accomplishments to date?

Mikko: The record deal with Firebox Records is really important accomplishment for me. And of course 14.11.2007 w - Jeffrey D. Adkins / Metal Fanatix


"Interview in Metal Fanatix"

Dark The Suns started as Mikko Ojala's (Vocals & Guitars) solo project in 2005. A year later and a move to the Finnish city of Jyvaskyla the band's current lineup was completed when Juha Kokkonen (Keyboards), Inka Tuomaala (Bass) and Markus Lehtinen (Drums) joined Dark The Suns.

After a couple demos the band was noticed by Firebox Records and was signed for a two-album deal. In the autumn of 2007 Dark The Suns released their first brilliant album entitled "In Darkness Comes Beauty." This album has a full and rich sound, with a melancholic atmosphere, "Beautiful piano melodies and dark vocals" which creates a melodic doom metal / gothic metal sound...very pleasing to one's ears.

Mikko and Inka found sometime in their busy schedule to talk with me about the band, their instruments, their phenomenal record "In Darkness Comes Beauty," future touring plans and much more.

So read on and find out how much beauty can be found from within Dark The Suns...

Metal Fanatix: Hey Mikko and Inka, how's everything with Dark The Suns?

Mikko: Thank You for asking! Everything looks very good. We have got really good reviews of our debut album everywhere and we are really happy for that.

Inka: We also just released The Sleeping Beauty -single, and we are happy for that, too. The single includes three songs from our debut album and one bonus track outside the album. Right now we are also waiting for Friday's gig and next week's Firebox Metal Fest, so there is a lot of going on :)

Metal Fanatix: Let's talk about beginning of the band. Mikko, from what I understand Dark The Suns was once your solo project. What did the band sound like back then? How does the band's sound differ today from what you did as a solo project?

Mikko: Yes, this band begun as my solo project in summer 2005. I have always liked a lot melodic metal and piano is one of the most beautiful instrument in this world. So I started to write melodic metal music with beautiful piano melodies and dark vocals. I recorded the first demo all alone, because I lived in a small town, where it was hard to find players for my band. This first demo was awarded the demo of the month in Finnish Inferno Magazine. I was really happy for that because I had always believed in this music very much. In the beginning of year 2006 I moved to bigger town Jyvaskyla. Soon after that Inka, Juha and Markus joined the band and solo project turned to a full band. When I think about the time when band was solo project, I think that the main style and sound has always been quite same as nowadays.

Metal Fanatix: What did Dark The Suns set out to create when the group got together?

Mikko: From the beginning the main point in our music has been to combine beautiful piano melodies and dark vocals. We started to write and rehearsal music together and soon after that we had many new songs ready. We also wanted to play gigs, so I started to organize tour dates and other things like that for our band.

Inka: We had very soon new songs ready for the second demo, and we entered the studio in the August 2006. Everything was quite easy, because we have quite similar views about our music. I think that Dark The Suns' music is really melancholic and deeply emotional, but at the same time very energetic and straight-forwarded.

Metal Fanatix: Mikko, since the band was originally your solo project, it would seem that you have quite a music background. Tell me about your background. What instruments can you play?

Mikko: I have played guitar since the year 1998. My first synth I bought in year 2000 and drums came in my life in year 2003. I have always liked to play metal music with all those instruments. Actually the most interesting instrument besides piano is drums. I'm really hooked to play them :) It's really sad that nowadays I have not so much time to play drums. I have been in several minor bands before Dark The Suns and I have grown with them.

Metal Fanatix: Inka, as a bassist, who are your main influences? Do you play any other instruments?

Inka: I have played piano since I was six years old, so even though I love playing bass, piano is still in a way the most important instrument to me. All the music I have written to Dark The Suns is composed by piano. I am also very interested in other instruments; I have tried to learn to play guitar for some time, and in this winter I have became very interested in playing drums too! :) It's really fun to play them! As a bassist I don't really have any idols - maybe that's because of the fact that there are not many female bass players, and it's not the same to idolize a male player? Of course, there are a lot of bands and players, who's sound and style have some influence to me and my music, but it's not easy to name them.

Metal Fanatix: As musicians, what are both of your biggest accomplishments to date?

Mikko: The record deal with Firebox Records is really important accomplishment for me. And of course 14.11.2007 w - Jeffrey D. Adkins / Metal Fanatix


"Heathen Harvest"

Firebox has returned with yet another new incredible and beautiful Finnish gothic metal artist, Dark the Suns. Dark the Suns began as Mikko Ojala's one-man project, but this solo line-up was limited to only the first demo single in 2005 called “Sleeping Beauty�. The band has gained three new members over its two year existence, namely keyboardist Juha Kokkonen and drummer Markus Lehtinen from another gothic metal act Beautiful Betrayal. Prior to this debut album, there isn't much history as one can expect from a project that was only born in 2005, but for such a young band they have come a very long way just by being signed to Firebox Records whom are probably the forerunners in the gothic doom genre today just behind giants like Peaceville Records.

Dark the Suns is particularly interesting because while it takes a very laid back doom approach to the music, there are no female vocals to be found, only harsh male vocals. So many bands fall victim to feeling like they somehow have to include female vocals in their music in order for it to be accepted by lovers of this genre, but Dark the Suns is living proof that this simply is not true. In Darkness comes Beauty features split-up-era Sentenced music with a much more piano/synth driven sound behind the simplistic but moving guitar work, and thus is set up perfectly for a very powerful male voice. It would have been nice to perhaps hear a line of clean vocals here and there, but the album is nearly perfect as is already. It’s not like every vocal line is grunted either, as there are also an array of whispers that definitely help to add to the overall atmosphere of the music.

Certainly this has been one of the more beautiful releases of 2007. A very impressive debut from a band whom haven't had much time to gather their songs and make them into something this talented. While the album isn't very diverse (and perhaps that is its only downfall), it really packs a punch through melodic piano lines that draw you into a state of calm only to be knocked back by strong even-picked power chord verses and articulate double bass. Any gothic metal fan should really get off on this release, and if you don't then perhaps it’s not gothic metal you're looking for because this is truly the epitome of what I believe gothic metal should have sounded like from the very beginning. - Heathen Harvest


"Heathen Harvest"

Firebox has returned with yet another new incredible and beautiful Finnish gothic metal artist, Dark the Suns. Dark the Suns began as Mikko Ojala's one-man project, but this solo line-up was limited to only the first demo single in 2005 called “Sleeping Beauty�. The band has gained three new members over its two year existence, namely keyboardist Juha Kokkonen and drummer Markus Lehtinen from another gothic metal act Beautiful Betrayal. Prior to this debut album, there isn't much history as one can expect from a project that was only born in 2005, but for such a young band they have come a very long way just by being signed to Firebox Records whom are probably the forerunners in the gothic doom genre today just behind giants like Peaceville Records.

Dark the Suns is particularly interesting because while it takes a very laid back doom approach to the music, there are no female vocals to be found, only harsh male vocals. So many bands fall victim to feeling like they somehow have to include female vocals in their music in order for it to be accepted by lovers of this genre, but Dark the Suns is living proof that this simply is not true. In Darkness comes Beauty features split-up-era Sentenced music with a much more piano/synth driven sound behind the simplistic but moving guitar work, and thus is set up perfectly for a very powerful male voice. It would have been nice to perhaps hear a line of clean vocals here and there, but the album is nearly perfect as is already. It’s not like every vocal line is grunted either, as there are also an array of whispers that definitely help to add to the overall atmosphere of the music.

Certainly this has been one of the more beautiful releases of 2007. A very impressive debut from a band whom haven't had much time to gather their songs and make them into something this talented. While the album isn't very diverse (and perhaps that is its only downfall), it really packs a punch through melodic piano lines that draw you into a state of calm only to be knocked back by strong even-picked power chord verses and articulate double bass. Any gothic metal fan should really get off on this release, and if you don't then perhaps it’s not gothic metal you're looking for because this is truly the epitome of what I believe gothic metal should have sounded like from the very beginning. - Heathen Harvest


"Imperiumi (fi)"

Kotimainen Dark the Suns on vasta parin vuoden ikainen, mutta tuossakin ajassa yhtye on hioutunut mainioon kuosiin ja julkaisee nyt debyyttialbuminsa nimelta In Darkness Comes Beauty. Bandi soittaa erittain melodista, paaosin kosketinvetoista, haikeaa gootahtavaa heavymetallia. Muun muassa Entwinen ja muiden kotimaisten kumppanien vaannettya tamantyylista materiaalia jo vuosikaudet, tuntuu, ettei tyyli juuri mitaan uutta tarjoile. Ilo olla vaarassa, silla Dark the Suns onnistuu vakuuttamaan kaikin puolin toimivalla materiaalillaan.

Melodisen ja gootahtavan metallin tulkitsijaksi on valittu tumma korina ja tata kautta vertailukohdista ensimmaisena mieleen iskostuu Before the Dawn. Dark the Sunsin riffit ja tunnelmanluominen lahentelevat erityisesti Before the Dawnin 4:17 am-albumin aikaista tyylia. Varsinkin Drama For Godsia voisi korinoita lukuun ottamatta melkein koska tahansa luulla Tuomas Saukkosen hengentuotokseksi.

Kosketinvetoiset biisit kaipaisivat kieltamatta hieman enemmän erottuvampia kitaraosuuksia varsinkin levyn alkupaassa, mutta onneksi loppupaan biisien mainiot lead-riffit pelastavat paljon. Biisien rakenteet ovat ajoittain turhankin yksinkertaisia, mutta silti toimivia omalla tavallaan, joten vaikea sanoa toimisivatko monipuolisemmat mausteet yhtaan sen paremmin. Elementteja on silti mukavasti, savellykset toimivat, rummut tuovat hyvia¤ lisavivahteita ja syva tunnelmallisuus kuvastuu onnistuneesti.

In Darkness Comes Beauty ehdottoman positiivinen yllatys ja suosittelemisen arvoinen. Omassa kastissaan yhtyeella ei ole hataa. Lisaa loylya vain kiukaalle.

Tero Lassila, 15.11.2007 - Tero Lassila


"Imperiumi (fi)"

Kotimainen Dark the Suns on vasta parin vuoden ikainen, mutta tuossakin ajassa yhtye on hioutunut mainioon kuosiin ja julkaisee nyt debyyttialbuminsa nimelta In Darkness Comes Beauty. Bandi soittaa erittain melodista, paaosin kosketinvetoista, haikeaa gootahtavaa heavymetallia. Muun muassa Entwinen ja muiden kotimaisten kumppanien vaannettya tamantyylista materiaalia jo vuosikaudet, tuntuu, ettei tyyli juuri mitaan uutta tarjoile. Ilo olla vaarassa, silla Dark the Suns onnistuu vakuuttamaan kaikin puolin toimivalla materiaalillaan.

Melodisen ja gootahtavan metallin tulkitsijaksi on valittu tumma korina ja tata kautta vertailukohdista ensimmaisena mieleen iskostuu Before the Dawn. Dark the Sunsin riffit ja tunnelmanluominen lahentelevat erityisesti Before the Dawnin 4:17 am-albumin aikaista tyylia. Varsinkin Drama For Godsia voisi korinoita lukuun ottamatta melkein koska tahansa luulla Tuomas Saukkosen hengentuotokseksi.

Kosketinvetoiset biisit kaipaisivat kieltamatta hieman enemmän erottuvampia kitaraosuuksia varsinkin levyn alkupaassa, mutta onneksi loppupaan biisien mainiot lead-riffit pelastavat paljon. Biisien rakenteet ovat ajoittain turhankin yksinkertaisia, mutta silti toimivia omalla tavallaan, joten vaikea sanoa toimisivatko monipuolisemmat mausteet yhtaan sen paremmin. Elementteja on silti mukavasti, savellykset toimivat, rummut tuovat hyvia¤ lisavivahteita ja syva tunnelmallisuus kuvastuu onnistuneesti.

In Darkness Comes Beauty ehdottoman positiivinen yllatys ja suosittelemisen arvoinen. Omassa kastissaan yhtyeella ei ole hataa. Lisaa loylya vain kiukaalle.

Tero Lassila, 15.11.2007 - Tero Lassila


"Interview in Metal France (fr)"

"In darkness comes beauty" vient juste de sortir, et c'est toute la curiosité de savoir qui se cachait derrière ce superbe album qui nous a poussé à envoyer quelques questions à ce groupe finlandais.




MF: Pouvez vous nous parler de l’histoire de votre groupe ? Particulièrement concernant sa création et les motivations qui furent les votre à ce moment là ?


Mikko : Tout a commencé à Valkeakoski lorsque j’ai fondé Dark The Suns en été 2005. J’ai toujours adoré les groupes de metal mélodiques et gothiques, qui utilisaient beaucoup de synthé dans leur musique. Ainsi, depuis le début, le point le plus important qu’on a combiné était de belles mélodies de piano, de lourdes guitares et des chants sombres. La première démo, ou je jouais tous les instruments, a reçu le prix de la démo du mois dans Inferno Magazine. Lorsqu’on a bougé sur Jyväskylä, Inka et Markus se sont joint au groupe. Mon projet solo devînt un groupe entier et on a commencé à écrire notre musique ensemble. La deuxième démo a été bouclée en août 2006 et peu après on a signé avec Firebox Records pour deux albums. Notre album du début, In Darkness Comes Beauty, est sorti maintenant et nous en sommes très heureux. On a fait pas mal de concerts en Finlande et d’autre en plus sont prévus prochainement.



MF: De quoi parlez vous dans « In darkness comes beauty » ?


Inka: In Darkness Comes Beauty est un album vraiment cohérent, plein de belles mélodies au piano, de murs de guitares lourdes, grognements et chuchotements. L’atmosphère de la l’album est très triste, mais en même temps assez énergique.

Mikko : Les points les plus importants de nos textes sont la tristesse et la perte. Ca affecte les gens sur différents plans et ils sont, dans un sens, des sentiments plus profonds que la joie et le bonheur.



MF: Selon vous, quelle beauté pouvons nous trouver dans l’obscurité ?


Inka: Dans notre album, on parle de deux types d’obscurité, deux mondes différents où les lumières sont affaiblies : le monde où nous vivons et celui qui est en nos cœurs. Les moments les plus sombres de nos vies. Dans la plupart de nos textes on parle de l’obscurité, ou de la nuit. Il y a le mystère des forêts sombres, de la brume qui se lève des lacs… La nuit est plus mystérieuse qu’un jour normal de la vie. Les choses familières semblent changer un peu lorsque tu te ballades dans la ville, seul sous la pluie. Il y a tant de beauté lorsque le monde entier semble dormir.
Sentir les émotions que vous voulez nous transmettre dans cet album n’est pas évident. Néanmoins ces émotions sont extrêmement variées. Pouvez vous nous aider ?

Mikko: tristesse et chagrin, déception et pensées nostalgiques. Penses a la nuit lorsque tu es réveillé et regarde le monde endormi. Tout ce silence, les couleurs de la nuit, c’est très atmosphérique et assez mélancolique.



MF: En concert, jouez vous de la même manière ? Essayez vous de faire passer les même émotions au public ?


Inka: quand on joue en live, l’énergie, se mettre en avant et le petit côté agressif de notre musique est aussi important que l’atmosphère mélancolique.

Mikko : les gens ont beaucoup aimé le contraste entre la musique sombre et les beaux éléments. En live, lorsque notre musique est puissante, le contraste est encore plus fort qu’en album. Nous aimons tous jouer en live, c’est toujours gratifiant de jouer notre musique sur scène. Je pense que le public a senti et remarqué nos forts sentiments et aussi notre énergie.



MF: Quel Å“il portez-vous sur votre album maintenant ? Pensez vous pouvoir faire mieux ?


Inka: on a beaucoup travaillé pour cet album cette année, et nous sommes vraiment très fiers du résultat. On a enregistré les guitares, la basse et les synthé dans le studio de la maison de notre claviériste, Juha, par nous même.

Mikko ; c’était un super moment, pas d’horloges qui sonnent, pas de stress. On a eu pas mal de temps pour penser à ces petites choses à produire comme des ajouts de claviers et de guitares principales, des sons et autres choses comme ça…

Inka : la batterie et le chant ont été enregistrés chez Studio Watercastle par Arttu Sarvanne. Arttu a aussi mixé l’album. C’est vraiment un chic type et il a vraiment fait du bon boulot.

Mikko : La couverture de l’album et tous les graphiques de notre site web ont été fait par Inka. On a tous voulu dès le début créer un monde visuel qui réfléchissait notre musique et c’est devenu réalité. Nous pensons que les sons et les images de In Darkness Comes Beauty sont aussi bons qu’on les a toujours rêvés, donc on est vraiment contents.



MF: A votre avis qu’est ce qui différencie Dark the suns des autres formations ?


Mikko: on a utilisé pas mal de synthés dans notre musique. Le point le plus important dans ce groupe, depuis le - Metal France


"Interview in Metal France (fr)"

"In darkness comes beauty" vient juste de sortir, et c'est toute la curiosité de savoir qui se cachait derrière ce superbe album qui nous a poussé à envoyer quelques questions à ce groupe finlandais.




MF: Pouvez vous nous parler de l’histoire de votre groupe ? Particulièrement concernant sa création et les motivations qui furent les votre à ce moment là ?


Mikko : Tout a commencé à Valkeakoski lorsque j’ai fondé Dark The Suns en été 2005. J’ai toujours adoré les groupes de metal mélodiques et gothiques, qui utilisaient beaucoup de synthé dans leur musique. Ainsi, depuis le début, le point le plus important qu’on a combiné était de belles mélodies de piano, de lourdes guitares et des chants sombres. La première démo, ou je jouais tous les instruments, a reçu le prix de la démo du mois dans Inferno Magazine. Lorsqu’on a bougé sur Jyväskylä, Inka et Markus se sont joint au groupe. Mon projet solo devînt un groupe entier et on a commencé à écrire notre musique ensemble. La deuxième démo a été bouclée en août 2006 et peu après on a signé avec Firebox Records pour deux albums. Notre album du début, In Darkness Comes Beauty, est sorti maintenant et nous en sommes très heureux. On a fait pas mal de concerts en Finlande et d’autre en plus sont prévus prochainement.



MF: De quoi parlez vous dans « In darkness comes beauty » ?


Inka: In Darkness Comes Beauty est un album vraiment cohérent, plein de belles mélodies au piano, de murs de guitares lourdes, grognements et chuchotements. L’atmosphère de la l’album est très triste, mais en même temps assez énergique.

Mikko : Les points les plus importants de nos textes sont la tristesse et la perte. Ca affecte les gens sur différents plans et ils sont, dans un sens, des sentiments plus profonds que la joie et le bonheur.



MF: Selon vous, quelle beauté pouvons nous trouver dans l’obscurité ?


Inka: Dans notre album, on parle de deux types d’obscurité, deux mondes différents où les lumières sont affaiblies : le monde où nous vivons et celui qui est en nos cœurs. Les moments les plus sombres de nos vies. Dans la plupart de nos textes on parle de l’obscurité, ou de la nuit. Il y a le mystère des forêts sombres, de la brume qui se lève des lacs… La nuit est plus mystérieuse qu’un jour normal de la vie. Les choses familières semblent changer un peu lorsque tu te ballades dans la ville, seul sous la pluie. Il y a tant de beauté lorsque le monde entier semble dormir.
Sentir les émotions que vous voulez nous transmettre dans cet album n’est pas évident. Néanmoins ces émotions sont extrêmement variées. Pouvez vous nous aider ?

Mikko: tristesse et chagrin, déception et pensées nostalgiques. Penses a la nuit lorsque tu es réveillé et regarde le monde endormi. Tout ce silence, les couleurs de la nuit, c’est très atmosphérique et assez mélancolique.



MF: En concert, jouez vous de la même manière ? Essayez vous de faire passer les même émotions au public ?


Inka: quand on joue en live, l’énergie, se mettre en avant et le petit côté agressif de notre musique est aussi important que l’atmosphère mélancolique.

Mikko : les gens ont beaucoup aimé le contraste entre la musique sombre et les beaux éléments. En live, lorsque notre musique est puissante, le contraste est encore plus fort qu’en album. Nous aimons tous jouer en live, c’est toujours gratifiant de jouer notre musique sur scène. Je pense que le public a senti et remarqué nos forts sentiments et aussi notre énergie.



MF: Quel Å“il portez-vous sur votre album maintenant ? Pensez vous pouvoir faire mieux ?


Inka: on a beaucoup travaillé pour cet album cette année, et nous sommes vraiment très fiers du résultat. On a enregistré les guitares, la basse et les synthé dans le studio de la maison de notre claviériste, Juha, par nous même.

Mikko ; c’était un super moment, pas d’horloges qui sonnent, pas de stress. On a eu pas mal de temps pour penser à ces petites choses à produire comme des ajouts de claviers et de guitares principales, des sons et autres choses comme ça…

Inka : la batterie et le chant ont été enregistrés chez Studio Watercastle par Arttu Sarvanne. Arttu a aussi mixé l’album. C’est vraiment un chic type et il a vraiment fait du bon boulot.

Mikko : La couverture de l’album et tous les graphiques de notre site web ont été fait par Inka. On a tous voulu dès le début créer un monde visuel qui réfléchissait notre musique et c’est devenu réalité. Nous pensons que les sons et les images de In Darkness Comes Beauty sont aussi bons qu’on les a toujours rêvés, donc on est vraiment contents.



MF: A votre avis qu’est ce qui différencie Dark the suns des autres formations ?


Mikko: on a utilisé pas mal de synthés dans notre musique. Le point le plus important dans ce groupe, depuis le - Metal France


Discography

Alone (web single)
Reflections (web single)
Away (web single)
The Sleeping Beauty (cd-single)
In Darkness Comes Beauty (CD album)

Photos

Bio

Dark the Suns plays melodic metal music with beautiful piano melodies, dark vocals and melancholic atmosphere.

Band started as Mikko's solo project in the summer 2005. The first DtS demo was recorded later that year and it was chosen "The demo of the Month" in Inferno Magazine. A year later Mikko settled in Jyvaskyla and Dark the Suns's current lineup was completed when Juha (Keyboards), Inka (Bass) and Markus (Drums) joined the band.

We started to write music together and entered the studio in August 2006 to record a second DtS demo. Soon after that, in the autumn we were noticed by Firebox Records and signed for a two-album deal.

Dark the Suns' debut album "In Darkness Comes Beauty" was released in november 2007.

In summer 2008 Markus left the band and new drummer Eino joined Dark the Suns.