Juha-Pekka Leppäluoto... Nice name, you could make a knot into your tongue with this one, hehe.
But serious, to describe the style of Finland's CHARON, you could try to take the best from SENTENCED, AMORPHIS and a few ingredients of HIM, but still you would do them injustice to accuse them of plagiarism.
Very nice and variable Gothic Metal can be found on "Tearstained", supported by a female opera-singer and a cello on a few tracks, adding to the variability.
CHARON are very dark and melancholic, but at the same time very accessible, too, avoiding the footfalls of dullness and kitsch. Songs like "Worthless", "4 Seasons Rush", "Christina Bleeds" or "Deepest Scar" even have the potential to reach the success of the afore-mentioned bands, are small gems of melancholy.
I say that if CHARON had had the opportunity of supporting HIM on their tour, they would be high up in the charts!
So give this band the chance it deserves!