Oh my God! A Finnish band that calls itself "Trio Neckshot", with three guitars and completely German lyrics! Those Finns have gone nuts, haven't they?
TIMO RAUTIAINEN & TRIO NISKALAUKAUS and their "In frostigen Tšlern" is one thing: cult! The name, a mostly white cover, partly martial, black-white booklet, lyrics, simple and direct, the songs, the whole package just is cult!
Musically the very inappropriately title trio (it's a quintet after all) is very hard to categorise. Even though you could roughly say that it goes into some Gothic-direction, it's no Gothic Metal. It's rather simple, straight, slightly doomy, guitary (no wonder with three (!) guitars) Metal with catchy riffs and leads, which find their way directly into your ear. No technical revelation, but these songs just ignite at first spark, no frills or experiments...
The lyrics might sound a little amusing with their simplicity and slight clumsiness here and there, but, masked by some humour, tell pretty serious contents, which you would not have expected this way. For sure they are worth reading.
Basically "In frostigen Tšlern" is nothing what you could call a Metallic milestone, but everything on this album put together just grips you and won't let go. In the sign of the pick and the shovel - this album goes beyond the expression with mere words - this is cult, so no rating with common points!