2009, do you remember Ari Koivunen? He was winner of the 2007 Finnish Idols-competition and released two solo albums so far with a double platinum and other gold album. AMORAL released three accomplished technical death metal albums and had had to endure the loss of their vocalist Niko Kalliojärvi, who left the band due to diminished motivation which may or may not have had something to do with the musical direction the band was moving to. The more melodic side of Amoral's songwriting reared its head already on "Reptile Ride" in songs like "Snake Skin Saddle" and "Mute", but it is only now, on their 4th outing "Show Your Colors", that the curveballs have become the main course. Ari Koivunen closed the gap perfectly! The band's 4th album is an about-turn, replacing the dominance of quirky death metal with an exemplary display of riff-driven, heavy, yet melodic power groove and the occasional sing-along chorus, thus owing in equal measures to the likes of Skid Row and Pantera. The album is a must-hear!