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Old 11-27-2007, 09:37 PM   #1
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Kroda

Ukrainian folk/black metal. See them mentioned here occasionally but haven't come across a thread yet. Cry to Me, River is one of the best debut albums you can think of, though the later stuff hasn't grabbed me as much...

Either way, to discussmobile...
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:46 PM   #2
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I love Cry Me A River as well













In all seriousness...heard a lot about them, looooooove their artwork, but I don't have any full albums. And I can't read most of their song titles anyway .
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:50 PM   #3
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rofl,... I don't know, all the songtitles on my Kroda albums are in English. So yeah, check out that album and Fimbulvinter, if you're interested.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:12 PM   #4
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I dunno, i was browsing through there discog on MA, and all the songs titles were '??????????????????' or some other number of question marks.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:29 PM   #5
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I see,.. looking at it now though, they all have translations above the actual songs.

The weird thing is, I have a vinyl of their debut album where all the lyrics are in English, but when you listen to it they are actually singing in Ukrainian... Sense this makes none
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Old 11-28-2007, 02:28 AM   #6
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They're good. Something about the production on the latest album really makes it unlistenable for me, though. It's so clear and dynamic and sounds to me like nails on a chalkboard.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:58 AM   #7
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Yeah, I can see what you mean... It took me a while to get into it properly. Give it a few more spins maybe? At least it was a step back towards good, clear production. "Towards the Firmaments..." was such a mess that any good riffs were buried in a big sea of mud.

The only album that I loved instantly was the debut.. I haven't heard any of the split albums they've done though.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:31 PM   #8
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Oh I was actually thinking of Towards the Firmaments when I made that post. Haven't listened to Fimbulvinter yet. I'll give a shot. My label still owes me a few things!!
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Old 11-29-2007, 08:39 PM   #9
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Ahhh I see... well yeah, when I listened to Firmaments, I felt that everything was really muddy, and the middle frequencies were like a big pile of crap all over the songs. The folk instruments sounded great though. So yeah, I'd highly suggest checking out their other stuff... far better writing too
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Old 11-30-2007, 11:04 AM   #10
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Fimbulvinter is actually pretty good though it took me a bit longer to get used to compared to Cry to me, River which is way more accessible in terms of melody and song structure. I feel that with Fimbulvinter their melodic approach has made way for a more aggresive and epic way of songwriting. Production imo has improved, I like it better now that all the instruments are clearly audible.

From their split albums I've only listened to the Kroda/Velimor one, which seems comparable to Fimbulvinter.
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Old 12-02-2007, 03:38 AM   #11
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^yeah, I agree totally. Fimbulvinter took me longer to get into but it's a really good album. Production on Fimbulvinter is definitely the best out of their full-length recordings, though it was interesting that the second album was a muddy mess, whereas the other two were really clear...

I might buy the Velimor split next then
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Old 12-02-2007, 07:20 AM   #12
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Yeah, Mr Luthor here fiercely recommended them to me, so I'm d/ling their albums... how can I say no to Ukrainian folk BM?
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They're not that bad actually, although I don't have any of their complete albums.
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I have Towards the Verge of the Firmaments (or whatever it's called) on my mp3 player and it's great. My only complain is that the guitar tone is a bit bland, but otherwise, great music.
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^cool if you liked that album, you should like the others even better. Far better guitar tone, for example, and better songs.
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Better guitar tone? Yay.

Better songs?


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So that one time you said you molested me in my sleep.....

All off-topicness aside, which albums should I listen to next?
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They only have two other full-lengths atm, their debut Cry to me, River, and Fimbulvinter. The former is my favourite, so maybe try that one?
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