Russian hooligan folk music. Затемно / Zatemno is a Russian band from Sergiyev Posad that was founded in 2011. "В аду" / "In Hell" is a mystical anthology of four short stories written in archaic Russian key. Utterly possessed and maniacal - Optimistic, but doomed... Nonconventional instruments and black metal, for which the band should be known by now. Especially recommended to fanatics of avantgardism such as Fleurety, later Lugubrum, Blackdeath, or KPN.
This is the second album after "В петле" / "In the noose" (released on Aesthetic Death Records), and continues in the tradition of unique bands coming out of Russia, such as Blackdeath and VTTA. Avantgarde weirdness and total black metal. Current members of the band also playing in Cage of Creation and Neon Scaffold. Guest appearance on vocals by Colonel Para Bellum from Blackdeath.
The CD edition comes with conceptual and custom original artwork by Valeria Sakseeva that comes on an 8-page fold out booklet with great layout. Contains all lyrics and more fantastic art.
Just remember: Rope, hammer, knives! They are true, always true...
The cover art here, somehow, very accurately conveys the atmosphere that you should expect to find on Tôtbringære, which is a folk-oriented, medieval-themed, and highly-melodic black metal affair shuffling between the mid- and high-tempo range, and features great dynamics to boot. Comparisons to Peste Noire are fair, though I find this album to be superior to all of their output. Sühnopfer is another great point of comparison, and damn does this come close! Ungfell demands your respect. Ippocalyptica
When are the pre-orders of the vinyl edition shipped ?? Still waiting for my vinyl Avantgarde Records?
And to Sivyj Yar : FANTASTIC WORK!!!! Love all of your albums.. Grief is already one of the top albums og 2020 !!