They Will Return

Universal Music Kft. Hungary
Release date
18 Apr 2007
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Hollow Heart 4:44 33,904
2 Swamphell 4:53 40,183
3 Principle Hero 4:22 32,307
4 Human Fates 5:51 29,544
5 They Will Return 3:53 35,307
6 Kill the Idealist 5:13 33,738
7 The Blind Leader 4:04 31,871
8 My Nation 5:27 29,112
9 Skin O' My Teeth 2:59 22,989

About this album

They Will Return is the second studio album by the Finnish melodic death metal band, Kalmah. It was released by Spinefarm Records on April 30, 2002.

Released April 30, 2002
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Melodic death metal, Power Metal
Length 41:35
Label Spinefarm
Producer Ahti Kortelainen

Pekka Kokko − rhythm guitar and vocals
Antti Kokko − lead guitar
Timo Lehtinen − bass guitar
Pasi Hiltula − keyboard
Janne Kusmin − drums


Like the Finnish strain of Scandinavian metal that Kalmah practices, the band has consistently refined itself (and its music) into a shining emblem of the genre. By the time of They Will Return’s 2002 release, the group, and its small but respectable movement, was crafting a unique amalgam that was at once listenable and uncompromising. The addition of new drummer Janne Kusmin and bassist Timo Lehtinen broadened this ambitious band’s already wide musical horizons, and Kalmah, also including guitarist/vocalist Pekka Kokko, guitarist Antti Kokko, and keyboardist Pasi Hitula, sent its hyper-metal beyond all reasonable technical and melodic limits on this, the group’s second full-length release. The excessiveness associated with death metal in all its forms isn’t set aside on They Will Return, it’s simply channeled into melodic and lyrical invention.

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  • versionfiv

    i dont like it as much as i did when i was 15. i still like my nation and the title track is all right, but the rest i could pass on. kinda boring.

    6 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Muinaiset

    This album really deserves a spot on the wall of fame for best albums of all time [3]

    27 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Diztrex

    In my opinion its it's their best, after that comes Swamplord and Swampsong,, and like... everthing thats has to do with a swamp and stuff : D

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Pezable

    This album really deserves a spot on the wall of fame for best albums of all time... [2] This album is what real Melodic Death is all about. \m/

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Schander

    This album really deserves a spot on the wall of fame for best albums of all time... without the Megadeth cover, that is. By the way, stop fucking tagging this as power metal... 'cause it's just not. Call it symphonic death metal, for all I care...

    26 Aug 2011 Reply
  • LobelieOfBodom

    The title track is pretty insane! \m/ And Kill The Idealist is simply perfect song ]:-> Great album! Finnish melodeath never disappoints :)

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • hammerstrikebg

    My Nation!~

    8 Jun 2011 Reply
  • dsk1984

    Easily my favorite album from Kalmah; the title track is amazing also.

    15 Apr 2011 Reply
  • waarpath

    skin o my teeth is an excellent cover

    21 Aug 2010 Reply
  • ShredderOzim

    Best album

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • wormvortex

    You know it's a megadeth cover right?

    5 Jul 2010 Reply
  • MuesliKriega

    SO fucking good, but contaisn In my opinion the ONLY kalmah song that is not good: "Skin o' my Teeth. Rest of the album is so fucking insane! Especially The Blind leader and They will return

    20 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Ihrio

    dont like it so much... the black waltz -> 12 gauge -> and then they will return

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • theartofwarfare

    actually their best!

    9 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Mathularan

    The Blind Leader has an amazingly powerful solo, a must listen to along kill the Idealist

    20 Jan 2010 Reply

    Probably their best. Next to black waltz.

    18 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Mellow_Dude

    I always like labeling my bands the proper way. I'm so white >.<

    11 Sep 2009 Reply
  • lary_veel

    Best album.

    19 Aug 2009 Reply
  • djwings

    The title track is how riffs should be written...

    8 May 2009 Reply
  • Coprypha

    41min 30sec of pure awesomeness

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
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