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Review: Svyatogor - ...With Wolfish Stalk and by Wings of Black
...With Wolfish Stalk and by Wings of Black

Label: Blazing Productions
Year released: 2007
Duration: 32:32
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black/Death

Rating: 4/5

Review online: April 19, 2009
Reviewed by: Tony Augsburg
Readers Rating
...With Wolfish Stalk and by Wings of Black

Rated 3/5 (60%) (5 Votes)

For the Sake of Ukraine!!! That really has nothing to do with the review other than I felt like yelling it. But for the sake of Ukraine this band really does need to make another album. I do not believe Svyatogor is a band to turn any heads, not a band to convert a non-metalhead. Maybe Svyatogor is more of a band to preach to the converted. There is nothing spectacular on this release, it is just that they play their music well and completely fulfill the style.

Svyatogor is a band who uses Black and Death Metal riffing along with some symphonics to complement their sound. Along with their sound there is a melodic edge to them, they aren't a band that is making music purely to rip your face off. They are a band to make you headbang and that is what they accomplish. Everything is to the point, no real experimentation. Like I said before, Svyatogor is preaching to the converted and many will probably enjoy this if they take a listen to it. But in order to make someone a fan of Death/Black Metal they would have better luck listening to Behemoth or Torture Squad.

Overall Svyatogor is a band that implements the stereotypes of the genre to make good music. Normally it can get annoying not hearing anything really new in a genre full of generic bands; but Svyatogor at least bring a sound that is different than most, there is just that extra touch that puts them over the edge into a good band. This album should warrant a listen and make you bang your head all the way through.

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