Mikka Lehto is certainly not a stranger in the Finnish metal scene, as the main engine of that wonderful atmospheric black machine called October Falls, author in the first twenty years of the new millennium of splendid albums, among which I like to remember the unmissable A Collapse Of Faith (2010); his sortie into funeral territories happens by giving life together with Mika Havumäki to Burial Choir, what is probably destined to remain an extemporary project that leaves, however, a legacy of raw but delicious fruit as the full length Iconoclast. The bells of a distant church act as a link between the five tracks, immediately immersing the listener in an imaginary of great sadness, thanks to a guitar capable of weaving poignant notes and marking (despite a sometimes perfectible execution) and a growl very similar in timbre to that of Matti Tilaeus of Skepticism. The incessant proposition of magnificent melodic solutions makes Iconoclast a little jewel: The Gates Are Open and The Mighty Deceiver, the two longest tracks placed at the beginning, prove to be largely exhaustive of Lehto’s talent and competence.

2016 – Independent 2017 – Fallen Temple