Paara is a Black/Folk metal band from Finland. With a unique blend of raw black metal and melodic folk elements, their music captures the essence of Finnish folklore and imagery visited in their lyrics, and creates an inimitable sound and experience for the listener.
The band was formed in 2011 in southern Finland. They released their first single Paara in 2012, their first full album Yön Olevainen Puoli in 2015 and their latest full length album Riitti in 2018. They are currently working on new material for their third full length album.
Here is the official video for the first single of their latest album “Suon Sydän” filmed during their performance at Tuska 2017
Riitti / 2018
1. Viimeinen virta
2. Hurmeen hauta
3. Suon sydän
4. Kuiskaus pimeästä
Though Yön olevainen puoli was a great album, Riitti brought Paara‘s sound to a whole new level. Hahtezan (a.k.a. Natalie Koskinen) joined as a full member and they experimented more with Zvartus’s clean vocals. There was more expansion in general with the sound and various elements branching out more to acoustic and folk. It was released in early 2018 by ViciSolum productions and was followed by a short Finnish tour with Wormwood and Hyperion.
Yön olevainen puoli / 2015
2. Ruttoa ja kuolemaa
4. Aikaan hautautunut
Yön olevainen puoli, Paara‘s first full length album, was released in early 2015. It includes the single “Paara” which was previously released on its own in 2012. The album includes guest appearances from members of bands such as Swallow the Sun, Moonsorrow and Katatonia as well as Natalie Koskinen (later known as Hahtezan) featured in “Aikaan hautautunut” who is also featured as a guest vocalist in “Ruttoa ja kuolemaa”.
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