15.5.13

Graveland - Carpathian Wolves (1994)

Origin: Poland
Genre: Pagan / Raw Black Metal
Label: No Colours Records


The debut album of Graveland clearly smells of the rotten underground scene of its time. Listening to it, im happy that i wonder if it was recorded in a bathroom or in a studio, the sound is fucked up on purpose. There is a lot of sloppy work in this album, i still think something hateful was meant to be written, this or they had no money to record an album. I don't even think its negative. So, as the album progresses, you either hate Christianity or yourself for putting yourself in this situation, mission accomplished.

The reissued version i own contains some songs from a rehearsal in 1993 and a bit of different artwork from the original (different fonts, the main art is the same in the front cover). If you also know how to wield a sword and spend time in the woods, if you think black metal is serious business with a true mission and purpose, you will be good friends with Rob Darken and this is a must for you. They later went to viking / pagan metal, or something like that, not my cup of tea. Torn out black metal is my cup of tea. Im glad i have this.

DAMAGE: [8.5/10]

2 comments:

  1. to me the guy is a joke
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vyGZFs4BqHk/T0l_LiBQIvI/AAAAAAAAAQw/k68xq-mXJcM/s1600/graveland.jpg
    http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1249356366705798.jpeg
    http://fmp666.com/pix5/pic9.jpg

    (and my absolute favorite) http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/5848895/Graveland+darken_girls.jpg

    i really can't take him seriously..he looks like a unintentional bathory parody act, his music is quite generic too..but it's only my opinion.

    (τελος τα uploads μαν?πως κι ετσι?μπορεις να μιλας για τα album που ανεβαζεις πχ)

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  2. Εχω χάσει αρκετά μπλογκ από τα downloads και δε θέλω να χάσω κ αυτό, έχει πέσει δουλειά εδώ... Απλά οι εταιρείες άρχισαν να σβήνουν αναρτήσεις. Τέλος πάντων.

    Εχω δει τις φωτογραφίες ναι :P Ισως να νομίζει ότι είναι από άλλη εποχή, χαχαχα... Οι μουσικοί του είδους δεν έχουν φωτογένεια έτσι κ αλλιώς νομίζω (Satanic Warmaster - Burzum - Immortal etc etc...)

    Οσο για τη μουσική, έχει μερικά καλά κομμάτια. Εκτιμώ την περίοδο 1992-1996, από εκεί κ έπειτα δε μαρέσει σχεδόν τίποτα. Απλά ήταν από τα πρώτα συγκροτήματα του είδους που άκουσα, λίγο ανορθόδοξη αρχή αλλά έτσι έγινε.

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