HANGING GARDEN Toni Toivonen Interviewed Nov 19 2017 TMB MMR

Hanging Garden (not to be confused with the American Depressive Black Metal band of the same name) is a Melodic Doom / Death Metal band from Mikkeli/Helsinki, Finland.

HANGING GARDEN were given birth in 2004, playing heavy, doom-oriented metal music. Over more than a decade, several releases and numerous line-up changes, bands style has evolved to a more melodic, contemporary sound that is rooted in dark atmospheres.

I Am Become is the band’s fifth full-length album, and showcases versatility, power and skill and there is something beautifully poetic about the way Hanging Garden deliver their music. The instrumentation is crushingly heavy with a nice little helping of melody for good measure, and the powerful vocals are performed with a mixture a of smooth clean style and a snarling harsh style.

In the spring of 2010 Ari Nieminen decided to leave the band and new singer, Toni Toivonen, was soon recruited.

“As Above, So Below”
“Our Dark Design”
“From Iron Shores”
“One Hundred Years”
“Forty One Breaths”

The powerful voices of familiar guests vocalists from bands such as Tomi Joutesn of Amorphis and Niko Kalliojarvi of Amoral can also be heard on the album, adding to its dark and compelling atmosphere.

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