Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Batushka - Litourgiya

Batushka - Litourgiya
2015 / Black metal, Doom metal

Since their debut release in early December of last year, Batushka has been storming the metal scenes, providing a new definition for the word "heavy". Shrouded in secrecy, little is known about the band. It is however, speculated that Batushka is a supergroup, composed of members from other well known bands in the scene.

Litourgiya is the title of the aforementioned album and it is a beast of a debut. Classifying the record as black metal just wouldn't feel rite. While some of the song writing is textbook black, it is infused with doom riffs so heavy they send tremors up my spine. This dark and heavy music is paired with a combination of traditional black metal vocals, and choral chants giving the songs a blasphemous yet spiritual atmosphere.

Favorite Song: Yekteniya 5

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