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Five Albums That Changed My Life: Jussi Lehtisalo of Split Cranium, Circle

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Earlier this year, former Isis guitarist/vocalist Aaron Turner hooked up with Finnish musicians Jussi Lehtisalo (also of Circle and Pharaoh Overlord), Jukka Kroger and Samae Koskinen, to release an album under the name Split Cranium. The 8-song collection features the talented quartet blasting through Discharge-styled hardcore with reckless abandon.

Noisecreep just started playing the hell out of their album, so we asked Split Cranium’s Lehtisalo to take part in our ‘Five Albums That Changed My Life’ series to help promote their record. Check out his list and make sure you take a listen to the player we’ve embedded at the bottom of this post. You will not be disappointed.

IV, Led Zeppelin (1971)


“I don´t even listen to Led Zeppelin any more, they are too intimidating!”

Powerslave, Iron Maiden (1984)


“This is one of the greatest metal albums ever made. I went crazy for it when I was 13-years-old! I saw all of Maiden’s concerts in the ’80s when they came through Finland.”

Stormcock, Roy Harper (1971)


“My hobby used to be Olympic target pistol shooting in the ’80s. I remember I would always listen to this album before and after the competitions. Harper is the best singer-songwriter in the world.”

Fun at the Funeral, Jesters of Destiny (1986)


“This album changed my life in the late ’80s. I have carried a copy of this album with me for the last 25 years. No matter when I play it, it always sounds fresh and totally unique. It’s a masterpiece.”

Faust IV, Faust (1973)


“When I first heard this album in the early ’90s, I recognized that it was possible to do rock music without any limits. Faust is one of the most important rock bands in the world.”

Split Cranium’s self-titled debut album is available via Hydra Head and can be heard and purchased on Bandcamp.

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