All it takes is one ’80s influenced singer from Florida to make a melancholic Finnish metal band to sound non-Finnish in a very haunting and beautiful way. The debut single from VIOLET SIN, “The Night is Dark and Full of Memories,” is definitely modern and metal in terms of production, but at the same time, the song runs through the past decades of music. There’s ’00s metalcore, low-tuned guitars, retro synths, and a big melodic chorus. In addition, no click tracks were used in the recordings, to get the live feel that is needed in today’s metal.
VIOLET SIN is the brain child of Veli-Matti Kananen (KALMAH) and Jon Pyres (LYCANTHRO, THREADS OF DATE). Aiming to create melancholic metal that incorporates various, different musical elements, the duo began writing material during late 2016. Eventually enlisting the talents of Jimi Myohanen (SE, JOSTA EI PUHUTA, KAERA, SWANSONG, SADISTIK FOREST) and Ari Levola (RASA) and thus obtaining a full lineup, the group set out to finally record what would become their first EP during the late months of 2022, to be released in 2023 through Inverse Records.
Listen to the single on music services: https://push.fm/fl/violetsin-thenightisdark
Check the lyric video: https://youtu.be/4zp2n2W-oJw