Rudra - Brahmavidya: Immortal I



8.1 | 32 votes |
Release date: 3 March 2011
Style: Death metal, Thrash metal

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01. Now, Therefore...
02. Illusory Enlightenment
03. Ravenous Theories Of Deception
04. Vultures Of Slavery
05. Incredulous Void
06. Sinister Devotion
07. Harrowing Carrions Of Syllogism
08. Embryonic Theologies
09. Supposed Sages Of Sensuality
10. Hymns Of The Immortal Self
11. Advaita Samrajya

Line-up
Vinod - guitars
Devan - guitars
Subash - guitars
Shiva - drums
Kathir - bass, vocals

Additional info
Produced by Rudra.
Recorded, engineered & mixed at Blackisle Studios by Joshua Nair & Sean Loo, January-December 2010.
Mastered by Dennis Israel at Clintworks Audio Productions.

Original cover picture by Mukul Banerjee.
Inlay design and art by Mike Priest.

Quality Singaporean outfit showcases their 6th album of intelligent, riff-heavy metal soaked in exotic influences. For fans of Melechesh methinks.

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Comments: 19   Visited by: 183 users
15.10.2011 - 15:15
!J.O.O.E.!
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This sounds quite nice.
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23.10.2011 - 02:23
Rating: 10
Ajay Singh
Love it! One great album by Rudra, they are getting better with every latest album. Most of the music are indian traditional. And they have a dark vibe with vedic chants in the bridge. Not many bands have explored this genre, A fusion of hindustani and Death metal. The concept of the album is based on 4000yr old The Upanishad's approach on "Advaita(Monism)", that the self and creator are the same and there exists no other god. My fav: Hymns Of The Immortal Self, Harrowing Carrions Of Syllogism. Must check out! \m/
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23.10.2011 - 02:29
Rating: 8
Kass
St. Anger
I always forget to give this band a try, damn it.
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23.10.2011 - 02:36
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Kass on 23.10.2011 at 02:29
I always forget to give this band a try, damn it.

Likewise. Even with JOOE's Staff pick I still haven't summoned the energy to click a few buttons apparently. :/
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23.10.2011 - 02:46
Rating: 8
Kass
St. Anger
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.10.2011 at 02:36

Likewise. Even with JOOE's Staff pick I still haven't summoned the energy to click a few buttons apparently. :/

Well I'm planning to go over their albums since 2009(when I first heard of this band, because as I heard they have an Oriental touch in their music, and I'm obsessed with the Oriental stuff). I haven't no idea about this album till now. Ok let's do it together.
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23.10.2011 - 02:52
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Kass on 23.10.2011 at 02:46
Ok let's do it together.

All right I'll start listening... now.
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23.10.2011 - 14:35
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.10.2011 at 02:52

All right I'll start listening... now.

You might even like this as it's not my usual type of pick, i.e. it's not a noisy dronefest

Will be interested to see what genre you think this is. I'm torn between death and black metal, I think more black but it could just be the vocals that are throwing me off.
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23.10.2011 - 21:13
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Guest on 23.10.2011 at 14:35
Will be interested to see what genre you think this is. I'm torn between death and black metal, I think more black but it could just be the vocals that are throwing me off.

In spite of it not belonging to your typical noise/drone stuff, I still wasn't overly impressed. It's catchy at times and the folk aspect definitely brings to mind Primordial/Melechesh/Nile and the like, but it's far from bad.

I'd say it's a mix of melodic black and blackened death...more emphasis on the black metal aspect for sure, but the death metal elements are undeniable.
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23.10.2011 - 21:52
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.10.2011 at 21:13

Written by Guest on 23.10.2011 at 14:35
Will be interested to see what genre you think this is. I'm torn between death and black metal, I think more black but it could just be the vocals that are throwing me off.

In spite of it not belonging to your typical noise/drone stuff, I still wasn't overly impressed. It's catchy at times and the folk aspect definitely brings to mind Primordial/Melechesh/Nile and the like, but it's far from bad.

I'd say it's a mix of melodic black and blackened death...more emphasis on the black metal aspect for sure, but the death metal elements are undeniable.

There's no pleasing some people >:|
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23.10.2011 - 23:29
Rating: 8
Kass
St. Anger
Written by Troy Killjoy on 23.10.2011 at 21:13

I'd say it's a mix of melodic black and blackened death...more emphasis on the black metal aspect for sure

I'd say progressive melodic black.

Anyway solid album, but I'm not gonna rate it yet.
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24.10.2011 - 00:46
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Guest on 23.10.2011 at 21:52
There's no pleasing some people >:|

I really try to think of myself as someone who is actually easily pleased by the great wide world of music but apparently, despite my self-evaluation, it takes a lot to entice me.

I don't know if that means I don't enjoy music as much as I think I do, or if my standards are too high, or if I have less tolerance for metal specifically. :/
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24.10.2011 - 00:48
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.10.2011 at 00:46

I really try to think of myself as someone who is actually easily pleased by the great wide world of music but apparently, despite my self-evaluation, it takes a lot to entice me.

I don't know if that means I don't enjoy music as much as I think I do, or if my standards are too high, or if I have less tolerance for metal specifically. :/

It means you're a big gay. Seriously though, I've found the further along time progresses the less I like things and more intolerant I become and the spectrum of that which I could like narrows.
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24.10.2011 - 00:51
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Guest on 24.10.2011 at 00:48
It means you're a big gay. Seriously though, I've found the further along time progresses the less I like things and more intolerant I become and the spectrum of that which I could like narrows.

Or maybe subconsciously I have some predisposition or something towards anything others recommend? I quite often find I enjoy most of what I find on my own, while very rarely do I enjoy what others tell me I should.
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24.10.2011 - 01:05
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.10.2011 at 00:51

Or maybe subconsciously I have some predisposition or something towards anything others recommend? I quite often find I enjoy most of what I find on my own, while very rarely do I enjoy what others tell me I should.

I would say that's a distinct possibility as I definitely "suffer" under that psychological "condition" - I don't really like being recommended stuff, though finding it myself on say, a list, is quite different as it was done under my own volition.
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30.10.2011 - 12:45
Rating: 9
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Mastercommander
Uhhhh.... Blackened Oriental Death Metal? I thinks it's (the riffs at least) more Death then Black Metal.
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13.01.2013 - 14:12
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
I really like this band and their Vedic metal - both music and lyrics. Though, I must admit I enjoyed their previous record more.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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10.04.2013 - 17:04
Rating: 7
CyberSymphony
Ollie
Great album, interesting mixture of death, black metal and ethno-oriented sound. Very similar riffs to Melechesh, which is high point for me.
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26.07.2013 - 22:21
Rating: 8
Sincarnator
It's been weeks Now, Therefore... is topping my playlist..
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02.01.2016 - 05:09
satthia
Great album, but weakest of the Brahmavidya trilogy imo.
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