Отзыв о нашем альбоме «Сказания» опубликован в американском веб-зине Third Eye Cinema.
by Новостиon 17.11.2017 in
Отзыв о нашем альбоме «Сказания» опубликован в американском веб-зине Third Eye Cinema:
Russian pagan/folk metal act, melding the rather Linda Hayden as Angel Blakelike Diana Smirnova’s pleasant nigh-operatic soprano with Mikhail Shtapura’s gargling black metal rasps.
Promo materials mention Cradle of Filth and Amorphis, but I’m not hearing that – more of the folky bounce of Taake married to the party aesthetic of Trollhammeren-era Finntroll, Arkona (Russia) or Turisas, but with the sinister funereal keyboard accompaniment of First Spell-era Gehenna (or at a slight stretch, Gloomy Grim) appended to all the folk bounce.
I liked this one just fine, though admittedly more when the grim keyboard or Smirnova’s vocals were in play…but even without both, this would be a likeable enough blackened folk metal or especially dark pagan metal affair, so there’s really no area of fault to pick at for a change.
Decent (if overly thin for the sound they’re going for) production, no issues with musicianship or construction, everything just sort of fits.