The Man-Eating Tree Is a Finnish five-piece band, performing atmospheric metal music.
The seed of the new band was planted when Vesa Ranta, having taken a break from music after Sentenced, began to overcome his post-Sentenced battle fatigue and lack of musical motivation. The idea of a new band – or bands – was eventually brainstormed over a period of time between Vesa and his friends, including gentlemen Miika Tenkula, Aaron Rantonen, Janne Markus and Mikko Uusimaa. Plans were made reality in 2009; the outfit was completed by the addition of Tuomas Tuominen as a vocalist and Heidi Määttä as a keyboard player. First demo recordings were made in the spring and summer of 2009.
The bulk of compositions are the origin of Janne Markus, with some contribution also from Aaron Rantonen. Much of the lyrical input is contributed by Tuomas Tuominen. These are the building blocks of the music, which is finally arranged hands-on at the band house by the entire group:
Tuomas Tuominen – Vocals
Janne Markus – Guitars
Mikko Uusimaa – Bass
Heidi Määttä – Keyboards
Vesa Ranta – Drums
As you may already have noted this is a very interesting line-up. How does this sound then, well the little I manage to listen to, sounds very interesting, well-played and mysterious, i do have a bit hard to take the signing part, but i think it will work out the more you listen and allow it to sound like it does, but I like this somehow. Below, you have their latest single and video, listen and judge for yourself.
Todays tune "Out Of The Wind" is taken from The Man-Eating Tree debut album "Vine" Enjoy
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Man-eating tree can refer to any of various legendary or cryptid carnivorous plants that are large enough to kill and consume a person or other large animal. In actuality, the carnivorous plant with the largest known traps is probably Nepenthes rajah, which produces pitchers up to 38 cm (15 in) tall with a volume of up to 3.5 litres