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“Jurahevin Kuninkaat” by Hevisaurus

Artist: Hevisaurus
Title: “Jurahevin Kuninkaat”
Label: Sony Music
Release Date: 6/29/2010
Genre: Dinosaur Metal
Rating: 4/5

When I began listening to the debut release by Hevisaurus, I felt that I really needed to start learning how to speak Finnish because it would make an album such as this all the more fun to absorb, especially when you realize exactly what is going on with it. It’s a piece of music that answers the oft-asked question in regards to what exactly would a Heavy Metal band sound like if the music was done by dinosaurs. OK, so maybe this is not a question that we hear all that much but despite this, the band is fronted by a Dragon and the rest of the musicians are assembled in four Metal maniacs from the Mesozoic era. Their first album is called “Jurahevin Kuninkaat” which translates to English as “Kings Of Jurassic Metal” and of course – the band is Finnish. The quick origin is that this was started by the drummer of Thunderstone (Mirka Rantenan) who had attended a children’s music concert with his own kids and it inspired him to form a Metal band for kids – using dinosaurs as the characters. I’m not sure just how the skin basher went about finding the members of the group in this modern day and age, but perhaps the powers of paleontology inspired the percussionist in the quest. Without making you wait until the bands “Behind The Music” comes to be, here is the lineup: Herra Hevisaurus (vocals), Milli Pilli (keyboards), Komppi Momppi (drums), Riffi Raffi (guitar) and Muffi Puffi (bass). Collectively they bring millions of years of Power Metal experience to the table and in the end it’s a whole lot of fun and here are some thoughts about what is to be found on the album.
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