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SFERSLAV – Линь За Хмари

SFERSLAV - Lyn' Za Hmari

Sferslav is a new Ukrainian folk band with no much info about it in the web. The only think I can tell for sure is that they have released their debut EP “Линь За Хмари” in 2011 with Sonnenrune Records, a label specialized in pagan metal bands. Of course Sferslav don’t belong in this genre so far, since this miniCD is simply acoustic folk music. I don’t even know the band members and how many of them are Read more…

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KRODA – Schwarzpfad

KRODA - Schwarzpfad

Kroda is a pagan folk black metal band from Ukraine. They were formed in 2003 by Eisenslav and Viterzgir, both being active with other bands too. They released 3 full-length albums, as well as a couple of splits and live albums / compilations. The band played pagan black metal, using also folk instruments and ambient passages and all their albums were praised by reviewers. Now, 4 years after their last album “Fimbulvinter” and a couple of years after Read more…

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DUB BUK – Мертві Cорому Hе Ймуть

DUB BUK – Мертві Cорому Hе Ймуть

Dub Buk is a quite known band in the circles of underground pagan black metal. This Ukrainian horde begun back in 1997 and like most bands of their country they were influenced by the huge Nokturnal Mortum. Their beginning “Misyac Pomsty” was somehow more raw black metal with some symphonic elements, while the second work “Idu na Wy!” in 2002 was a real masterpiece of epic war pagan folk black metal, one of the best Ukrainian Read more…

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MIZANTROPIA – Along the Lonesome Alleys

MIZANTROPIA – Along the Lonesome Alleys

Mizantropia is a new (at least in discography) band from Ukraine and this is their debut album. They were formed in 2003, but they never released anything so far. They’ve been through many line-up changes and experimented on various music styles until they finally chose their own personal music path. They found shelter on a new Russian label Grailight Productions, specialized on symphonic black/death metal, with many interesting releases so far…

Along the Lonesome Alleys” is a melodic Read more…

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DRUDKH – Microcosmos

DRUDKH – Microcosmos

Drudkh is a band that managed to become a “cult” name in pagan black metal scene, despite the fact they were formed only in 2002 and that they never play live! From 2003 to 2007 the Ukrainian band released 6 full-length albums and an EP, all under the label Supernal Music. Their popularity and praising reviews, especially in the underground circles, made them a respectful name, so they signed a contract with Season of Mist! “Microcosmos” is the Read more…

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RAVENTALE – Long Passed Days

RAVENTALE – Long Passed Days

This is the second album by this new Ukrainian band, after their debut “On A Crystal Swing” in 2006. Astaroth created this band in 2005 and he plays everything on Raventale, since it’s his personal project. In their debut the band had a black metal oriented sound, while this time the music changed a lot.

Black metal elements are still obvious, but many doom metal influences are also added. A slow heavy tempo is dominant in the whole album and Read more…

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HOLY BLOOD – The Patriot

HOLY BLOOD – The Patriot

Holy Blood is an Ukrainian band that is active from 1999 and they have already released 2 albums (“The Wanderer” in 2002 and “Waves are Dancing” in 2004). Their music is excellent folk black metal and their “characteristic” is that their thematology is about Christianism. They belong to a genre that is called “white”, “un-black” or “Christian” metal, which is around for many years now, with many bands supporting it. The most famous and remarkable might be, if I don’t Read more…

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