SVYATOGOR - DOCTOR VERITAS
SVARGA MUSIC / ROCK INC
Metal To Infinity
is an experimental band that aims for the Black and Death Metal adepts, but with
much more to offer than the common acts in this genre. The band comes from
Ukraine, which is rather unusual as a start, but they succeeded in adding so
much variety in their music, that we can speak of a very original act! Svyatogor
bring their lyrics in Russian, Ukrainian, English and French (!), and this
amalgam of words and sentences lifts the songs to a much higher level. Writing
about the formation of this band would take us a little too far for this review,
but I suggest to visit their label at www.svarga.eu
select their biography, which is interesting to read through.
(vocals and guitar) is one of the founding members and so far, he and his team
released 3 albums. The present members played in bands like Triglav,
Thunderkraft, Astrofaes and Quintessence Mystica before, but they all gather now
for the next highlight in their musical career. Svyatogor focusses on lyrical
themes like problems of society, preparation of human emotions, reflection on
the subject of contemporary history, structure of the universe and macrocosm.
Not the usual devil and hell subjects, isnít it? Although, the topics seem to
be really down-hearted and non-fictional, they surely add a certain vibe to the
songs. This isnít stuff that you will listen to in a hurry hurry situation,
but put on your headphone, dim the lights and sit back to get washed away by a
spiral of experimental and melodic fragments without boundaries.
the very first seconds Arius spits his lyrics with so much passion and so much
that you will be surprised about the doomy atmosphere that you will
encounter. This is music with a heart and soul and although the main idea was to
play Experimental Black and Death Metal, you will be astonished about all the
things that will happen aside of the original musical path. Ever thought that
you will listen to black metal with a saxophone in it? Svyatogor is using it!
Ever thought that carnival music could merge with black and death? Svyatogor
does! Ever thought that Jazz fits with Black? Svyagotor succeeds! Whatever this
band is trying to create, they admirably know how to work the whole thing out.
This is music to become scared off! The vocal parts are so determined, so
volitional and well-structured that a cold shiver will run over your backbone.
best part of this album is simple: the more you will dare to listen to it, to
more you will become addicted to their mixture of styles and precise execution!
The album is spinning again and again since a few hours, and if there is one
band that might come close to Svyagotor, I would mention Moonspell in their
darkest era! Ukraine knows how to shock the musical world! Svyagotor is the
My rating: 92 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)