Sammal is that good old friend you've never met. Free from
the confines of a scene or part of any genre wave, like the
wild moss their name translates to. They have conjured a
rare album, quite of its own but nostalgic in only the best
way. A band that manages to capture a sense of golden
moments in Finnish music, naturally and without
pretensions. Vocals that soar confidently and warmly with
beautiful lyrics which, though sung entirely in Finnish, are
entirely relatable due to the passion in the voice and beauty
of the compositions, made more arcane by the sentiments
the sound evokes. Lyrics translated inside the booklet are a
magic discovery of a band that inspires more about their
culture and heart than most well known Finnish bands
today. Touching on these deep themes, rarely does a voice
emote and sound so ubiquitous or wiser in modern rock.
Through their riffs, solos and vintage keys, you can find
traces of everything that made Love Records and Finnish
Prog so beloved, not only in their home country but abroad.
Sammal give the same impression of a band Finns can be
proud of, while doing a great service to their musical culture
and heritage. They have a masterful natural command of
classic rock music that surpasses their age with nods to
Thin Lizzy, Camel, Birth Control, Budgie and the epic guitar
journeys of the Allman Brothers, while all along carving
their own unique path. Redefining the term "modern classic"
in an age of lesser pretenders. One of the greatest modern
interpretations of classic Scandinavian Progressive Rock we
have ever come across. Sink into the forest rock moss with Sammal!
,,Sammal waten dermaßen tief im herrlich modrigen Hammondorgel-Morast, in klitschnassen Fuzz-Gitarren-Sümpfen und klebrigem Wummerbass-Schlamm, dass eine geographische Zuordnung vollkommen überflüssig wird. Toll, wirklich toll, und für Anhänger dieser Rock-Epoche der reinste Genuss!" (Metal Hammer, März 2013)