Friday, August 14, 2009
Album: Perperuna (split)
Genre: Pagan Metal/Black Metal
Hromovlad and Slavigrom are probably the most interesting Slovakian Pagan metal bands today, and finally they have made a split together.
The album opens with the song “Vodou Zivot Prekvita” the perfect opening song, especially the beginning, an epic and majestic opening giving me great expectations for the album. The song develops into a fast and atmospheric pagan metal song after a while. The second track sounds more like a folk/black metal song with the use of chants and ethnic instruments, which gives the album the variety it needs. The third track is a slow folk metal song. The fourth track is nothing special, but so far Hromovlad has done their part well.
The next four tracks from Slavigrom are all fast Pagan/Black metal songs without any particularly interesting parts, it is not bad or anything, but they don’t manage to follow up after Hromovlad, making their music sound a bit boring, but still a good band.