Release date: 20 April 2004
Style: Pagan folk metal


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01. Коляда
02. Масленица
03. К Дому Сварога
04. Черные Вороны
05. Возрождение
06. Русь
07. Брате Славяне
08. Солнцеворот
09. Под Мечами...
10. По Звериным Тропам...
11. Заложный
12. Заложный

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Additional info
Re-released in English ("Revival") in 2005.

Title Translations:
1. Koliada
2. Maslenitsa
3. Into the Svarog's house
4. Revival
5. Black Ravens
6. Russia
7. Brothers Slavs
8. Solstice
9. Under the Swords
10. On animal Path
11. Zalozniy
12. Call of Ancestors

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Arkona is a band that has risen above a great number of Russian pagan metal bands. They have shown us that they are the masters of the pagan style with their debut album Vozhrozdenie.

When this album was made, Arkona was pretty much a one-man, or should I say a one-woman band. Masha Arhipova composed all of the music and she intended to get some session musicians to help her with the recording. Vozhrozdenie was recorded without a single band rehearsal. The piece of metal they made was absolutely epic.

published 04.05.2009 | Comments (2)

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musicalkaratekid - 12.04.2012 at 15:52  
Rating: 8 I've recently become a big fan of Arkona's music. Their aggressive yet finely honed brand of folk metal really does make you feel as if you're in russia itself. This debut, whilst not quite their best offering, still engages the listener with its orchestral flourishes and barrage of extreme metal guitar work, alongside Masha's vocals, which in turn have their own way of expressing the album's general theme. A great way to start, if you're curious as to how 'modern' folk metal really comes about.

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