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Review: Runes Of Dianceht - Eternal Call Of Darkness
Runes Of Dianceht
Eternal Call Of Darkness

Label: Battlelord Productions
Year released: 2004
Duration: 40:28
Tracks: 9
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: May 22, 2004
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
Eternal Call Of Darkness

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (4 Votes)

Well this is totally kvlt. Runes Of Dianceht are a Ukrainian band who recorded this back in 1997, but it is only now being released on CD. The band is apparently still active, though they have no web page and I could find almost nothing about them except that their guitarist is or was a member of Nokturnal Mortum.

I was expecting something harsher, but this is rather atmospheric BM with primitive instrumentation and a lot of keyboards. I actually like the guitar parts on here quite a bit, but they are so badly produced it's hard to even hear the guitars. The drums are much louder in the mix along with the keys. Vocals have quite a bit of variety, ranging from a typical papery rasp (almost a whisper) to a deeper growl.

The music is actually pretty cool on this disc. It's a bit mellow, and I like it much better when they speed things up a little, as on "Only Satan". Some of these tunes are actually catchy, and I catch myself singing along to "Black Star Domination" and "Bloody Dianceht".

So there is some good atmospheric BM in the style of extremely early Emperor going on here, it's just a pity the production is so lousy I can't really hear it very well. Runes Of Dianceht won't blow you away, but this is a decent underground release for fans of unknown BM acts to look into.

Track Listing:
  1. Black Demons Ritual
  2. In The War
  3. Bloody Dianceht
  4. Black Sun Rise Above The Satan's World
  5. Only Satan
  6. Black Star Domination
  7. Greatest Of The Great
  8. The Great Spirit Of Desecration
  9. Eternal Call Of Darkness
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