Drudkh - Microcosmos


8.2 | 147 votes |
Release date: 14 July 2009
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Pagan black metal

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01. Days That Passed
02. Distant Cries Of Cranes
03. Decadence
04. Ars Poetica
05. Everything Unsaid Before
06. Widow's Grief

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K†ulu
Rating:
8.0
One of the few subjects of music pride for my country, Drudkh, gladdened me with their new album Microcosmos. And once again they prove to be one of the greatest bands in the black metal world, which I am no expert of, but I just dig good music, especially when there are some catchy melodies involved, and they are quite abundant on this record. Some are quite naturally dark and sinister; some are rather uplifting ("Ars Poetica"); some straightforward and punishing; some intricate and melodic. Microcosmos has a big deal of riff changes and acoustic breaks. You don't get bored with this one.

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published 17.11.2009 | Comments (4)

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18.06.2011 - 07:21
Rating: 8
Katydidknot
I've been listening to Drudkh's "Microcosmos" consistently for about three weeks now. This is generally an indication that I like an album.

If My Bloody Valentine had drowned metal songs in their river of white noise instead of brit pop, then Loveless would have ended up sounding something like Microcosmos. Drudkh might be fighting for air a little more than My Bloody Valentine did, is all.

From what I've read on these guys, the biggest complaint appears to be their politics. In black metal circles, this usually means that they're nationalistic - possibly national socialists.

This is exceedingly difficult to determine from Microcosmos itself, though, as the lyrics - which would be indecipherable even in English - are actually 19th century Ukrainian poetry.

Growled in Ukranian.

Anyway, it sounds pretty great, and I'm starting to believe that if I fell into my speakers while it was playing, I'd land in it with a splash and go washing away…
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18.06.2011 - 15:52
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Katydidknot on 18.06.2011 at 07:21

From what I've read on these guys, the biggest complaint appears to be their politics. In black metal circles, this usually means that they're nationalistic - possibly national socialists.

I'm pretty sure the only political stance I've heard of regarding Drudkh is their affinity for nature.

Maybe you're thinking Dub Buk?
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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22.06.2011 - 13:11
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.06.2011 at 15:52

Written by Katydidknot on 18.06.2011 at 07:21

From what I've read on these guys, the biggest complaint appears to be their politics. In black metal circles, this usually means that they're nationalistic - possibly national socialists.

I'm pretty sure the only political stance I've heard of regarding Drudkh is their affinity for nature.

Maybe you're thinking Dub Buk?


The guys in Drudkh are NS. That's the biggest reason they don't do any interviews.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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22.06.2011 - 13:55
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.06.2011 at 13:11

The guys in Drudkh are NS. That's the biggest reason they don't do any interviews.

Fair enough. But they can be featured here because lyrically speaking Drudkh isn't an NS band?
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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22.06.2011 - 14:12
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Troy Killjoy on 22.06.2011 at 13:55

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.06.2011 at 13:11

The guys in Drudkh are NS. That's the biggest reason they don't do any interviews.

Fair enough. But they can be featured here because lyrically speaking Drudkh isn't an NS band?


Oh they certainly can be featured here, because, like you said, lyrically they don't cover that ground.
Not a hint of NS in their lyrics.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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22.06.2011 - 14:16
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.06.2011 at 14:12

Oh they certainly can be featured here, because, like you said, lyrically they don't cover that ground.
Not a hint of NS in their lyrics.

That's what I thought, I always figured they were more about paganism/nature/etc.

It's weird that NS musicians don't incorporate their beliefs into the music. Although I guess Varg didn't exactly make Burzum out to be a neo-Nazi band either.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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23.06.2011 - 01:48
Rating: 7
Dangerboner
:D
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.06.2011 at 13:11

Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.06.2011 at 15:52

Written by Katydidknot on 18.06.2011 at 07:21

From what I've read on these guys, the biggest complaint appears to be their politics. In black metal circles, this usually means that they're nationalistic - possibly national socialists.

I'm pretty sure the only political stance I've heard of regarding Drudkh is their affinity for nature.

Maybe you're thinking Dub Buk?


The guys in Drudkh are NS. That's the biggest reason they don't do any interviews.

If they don't do any interviews, then how do you know they're NS?
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23.06.2011 - 20:53
Rating: 8
Slayer666
Written by Dangerboner on 23.06.2011 at 01:48

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 22.06.2011 at 13:11

Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.06.2011 at 15:52

Written by Katydidknot on 18.06.2011 at 07:21

From what I've read on these guys, the biggest complaint appears to be their politics. In black metal circles, this usually means that they're nationalistic - possibly national socialists.

I'm pretty sure the only political stance I've heard of regarding Drudkh is their affinity for nature.

Maybe you're thinking Dub Buk?


The guys in Drudkh are NS. That's the biggest reason they don't do any interviews.

If they don't do any interviews, then how do you know they're NS?

Lots of Drudkh members are also members of a hardcore NS band Hateforest. Not sure if that's how Marcel knows they're NS, but I figure that's it.
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24.06.2011 - 04:18
Rating: 8
Katydidknot
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.06.2011 at 15:52

Written by Katydidknot on 18.06.2011 at 07:21

From what I've read on these guys, the biggest complaint appears to be their politics. In black metal circles, this usually means that they're nationalistic - possibly national socialists.

I'm pretty sure the only political stance I've heard of regarding Drudkh is their affinity for nature.

Maybe you're thinking Dub Buk?


No, it's definitely Drudkh.

Went back to try to find the controversial connection today, and it looks as though it usually involves Drudkh's main man once being in a band called Hate Forest, which had a Nazi black metal thing going.

I don't know, though, and I'm not overly concerned: Just got Drudkh's "Estrangement," and it's working for me almost as well as "Microcosmos."
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01.03.2012 - 21:35
!J.O.O.E.!
Account deleted
Been a while since I visited this but Drudkh's recent failures really serve to highlight what a great and traditional record this is. Fantastic balance in sound and guitar tone and songwriting that ultimately pleases.
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01.03.2013 - 18:28
Rating: 9
Aristarchos
My favourite Drudkh album. I especially love the solos on this album.
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23.01.2014 - 19:42
Rating: 9
MetalButt
The first song "days that passed" is the best intro melody.the album is amazing anyhow.
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