Absolutely majestic, one of the best atmospheric black metal albums and one of the best black metal albums period, criminally underrated, ambitious, cosmic, beautiful and enchanting throughout. Timeless.
One of not many post 2000 albums that set new standards for symphonic black metal. Fantastic melodies and production, with transitions and structures that put to shame whatever was released in the eastern bloc in that whole decade. The songwriting here is brilliant; compositions and production on "Hunger of elements" serve merely as a gateway, channeling and inter-exchanging unhuman strength into and from the sky-galaxy.
Though the band have been compared to the first two Emperor albums as well as old slavic bands like Nokturnal Mortum and Astrofaes, this is probably the most epic, bombastic and phenomenal sounds and production ever to come out of the Slavic countries and as such, this trancendental-astral black metal masterpiece is truly beyond anything in the genre that has been created ever before.
Released with full approval from and in close cooperation with Kataxu, this is 100% official and according to the wishes of the band and label. It is released on CD-format for optimal experience of the epic production from the first to the last second, not to be distorted by limitations of the format such as the dull sound on the LP version. Features members of Swastyka/Sunwheel and Gontyna Kry. Comes with high quality digipack and 16 pages booklet with all lyrics and amazing artwork. Total support!
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Needed a couple of play throughs to really kick in. But hell, does it kick in now!
The 1:26 riff in "II" has me regularely tearing up, because it is just so beautiful! The music seems to go from my ears right into my guts. yzn3rf