SMT/ATF Episode 20: Ukraine

You know what happens when you haven’t slept for two days and then throw a party, right? Well that happened to me and here I am, waking up after some fifteen hours of sleep and almost a day late to post the next installment of Against the Fragmentaire, a series about Ukraine… ehhrmmmm, about the weird cases of metal music –weird cases ms. Moenia, not only obscure underground bands (let alone I bet Andrew considers Cannibal Corpse underground too :P)…

 

As my sleepy state already mentioned, today we are going to see what Ukraina, or ‘Borderland’ has to offer. Andrew is SO not going to like this…!

 

The first Ukrainian band I ever got exposed were Nokturnal Mortum a NS black metal band that knows how to instill the tradition of both the land and the genre in their songs. Excellent melodic yet extreme music…

 

Another band that also knows this specific mix of traditional Pagan Black metal is Kroda. I know nothing about them and it is quite late to check them out, but the one CD I have is quite interesting…

 

All that being said, Ygg is probably the minority here. They are quite new but their atmospheric black metal doesn’t let that show. Why they are the minority then? Only because they aren’t knee-deep into pagan tradition…

 

And now for something a little different… Azuth are walking the path of Summoning, but on a more experimental track. They don’t always hit the bulls eye, but they sure are interesting to the point of getting a slot in here…

 

Do you remember Portal, a death metal band that sounds like recording inside a washing machine? I have for you something like it but a bit more melodic. I remember that Blood Of Kingu was a shock to me. I felt like I hit gold. And then my ex-bassist told me of Portal just in case I really wanted to get dirty. Jackpot!

 

The last band for today is Drudkh, my personal favorite of this short list. Atmospheric, pagan, yet lately with a twist of progressive jazz stuff. They are the best choice for a trip…

 

Hmmm, seems that so much black metal is happening in Ukraina these days, right? Have a nice week everyone…

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