Finnish alternative metal band GOLDEN ROT was formed during the spring of 2022 by the guitarists and lead vocalists Pauliina Vuolanne and Ville Haavisto. What started out as a duo, quickly grew into a strong four-piece band with the addition of Olli Paajanen (bass) and Samuel Arola (drums).
The band members each have gained experience in various projects in heavy music and brought different influences and styles with them. The songs ring out with a fresh blend of 90´s alternative, metalcore, progressive metal and early 2000´s catchy radio rock.
Their debut song revolves around the environmental chaos we are bringing forth.
“Reap What You Sow” was written by Pauliina and Ville to express the choices that we make as a society that have brought us to this point, and which we never seem to stop making.
“While the riffs and the themes are quite dark, there is a sense of comfort in the idea that we are all in this together”, the two said.
The heart of the song lies in the vastly different, yet beautifully merging voices of Pauliina and Ville, both of which seamlessly navigate through gentle clean parts to raw and aggressive screams.
This is backed up with heavy hitting band instruments and discreet electronic production.
The singer duo had been making music together for several projects, but with the addition of Olli and Samuel the group really became whole, and the writing process is now a joint operation to voice each one’s feelings and ideas. The band is planning to hit the stages in the near future, while working on some new material.
Watch the official ‘Reap What You Sow’ visualizer, below.