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Review: Drudkh - Songs Of Grief And Solitude
Songs Of Grief And Solitude

Label: Season of Mist
Year released: 2006
Duration: 36:00
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: August 23, 2012
Reviewed by: Bruce Dragonchaser
Readers Rating
Songs Of Grief And Solitude

Rated 3.71/5 (74.29%) (7 Votes)

Songs Of Grief And Solitude is a rather peculiar item in Drudkh's discography, being an entirely acoustic and almost fully instrumental work, with no metal elements in it whatsoever. Every track is a down-hearted, melancholic paean to some dark and beautiful folk tale, and the music on offer paints a picture of grassy highlands, wooden shacks, and campfire stories with bitter, bloody conclusions. In the way the guitars are played, you can hear the strains of their more relaxing take on summery Black Metal, the kind of thing that graced albums such as Autumn Aurora, and no matter how you look at it, this is still the sound of the Ukrainian mystery at work. The one benefit to having the actual CD of this are the strange, arcane illustrations that pepper the booklet. Disturbing to say the least.

Fans of Drudkh's work will know all about this anomaly, but for those of you looking for some serious, contemplative background music, tracks such as "Tears Of Gods" and "The Cranes Will Never Return Here" will sweep away all outside distraction.

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