Drudkh - Пригорща Зірок (Handful Of Stars)



7.9 | 97 votes |
Release date: 20 September 2010
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Pagan black metal

Owners:

108 have it
13 want it
1 trades it


01. Cold Landscapes
02. Downfall Of The Epoch
03. Towards The Light
04. Twilight Aureole
05. The Day Will Come
06. Listening To The Silence

Additional info
Release dates:

September 20 (Europe)
October 12 (North America)

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
8.3
How much are we, fans, willing to forgive our favourite bands? Or, in other words, how much change do we allow our favourite bands before we say "no"? Do we accept that some bands need or want to develop their sound, push forward their musical boundaries, or do we stand fast and demand that our beloved bands stick to the style we loved them for in the first place? Do we have the "right" to criticise albums because the band changed their style and it's not to our liking? Or should we muster our objectivity and listen without prejudice?

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published 31.10.2010 | Comments (26)

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01.07.2010 - 22:15
Rating: 9
VaronoZz
Vampbaron

Posts: 707
From: Cyprus

Caaant waaiit ! every time they surprise us!
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01.07.2010 - 23:20
Zuzuz0r

Posts: 507
From: Mexico

These guys have been releasing albums constantly, but anyways, I'll be looking forward for this, I've read that Fursy Teyssier(Alcest, Les Discrets, Amesoeurs, Lantlôs) will be doing the artwork for this, so, that should be awesome.
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23.08.2010 - 11:27
Dangerboner
:D

Posts: 7233
From: USA

Twilight Aureole is a questionable title. Isn't aureole the name of the circular part of your nipple?
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23.08.2010 - 11:42
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by Dangerboner on 23.08.2010 at 11:27

Isn't aureole the name of the circular part of your nipple?


Don't know about that.

I only know it as the following:
-noun
1. a radiance surrounding the head or the whole figure in the representation of a sacred personage.
2. any encircling ring of light or color; halo.
3. Astronomy . corona ( def. 3 ) .
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23.08.2010 - 11:51
Dangerboner
:D

Posts: 7233
From: USA

Hmmm well it took me quite a few attempts in typing in different word variations into google, but it seems that I confused it with "areola". Anyways, that nipple song is the only one I haven't heard yet
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06.09.2010 - 23:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Grat album. Beats Swan Road, Estrangement, Microscosmos easily. But still not as good as Forgotten Legends, Blood IN Our Wells and their best Autumn Aurora
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07.09.2010 - 23:44
Rating: 6
farmakon
Whispering Gloom

Posts: 59
From: Czech Republic

I am dissapointed. This is their weakest album in my opinion.
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07.09.2010 - 23:56
Rating: 6
BitterCOld
Gringo

Posts: 13772
From: Paraguay

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 06.09.2010 at 23:18

Grat album. Beats Swan Road, Estrangement, Microscosmos easily. But still not as good as Forgotten Legends, Blood IN Our Wells and their best Autumn Aurora


good to hear. love their early stuff, but found their last couple sort of a shell of their prior works. still "good", but missing whatever indescribable spark that made the albums you noted amazing.

(and i still like Songs of Grief and Solitude, even if it's a total change of pace.)
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08.09.2010 - 07:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by farmakon on 07.09.2010 at 23:44

I am dissapointed. This is their weakest album in my opinion.



what? You prefer Microcosmos, Estrangement, Anti Urban, Songs Of blabalblabla and Swan Road over this? Baffling.
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08.09.2010 - 10:13
Rating: 8
Daniell
No, you don't

Posts: 5339
From: Poland

Someone tell me where I can fucking hear my favourite black metal band's album!
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08.09.2010 - 10:15
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by Daniell on 08.09.2010 at 10:13

Someone tell me where I can fucking hear my favourite black metal band's album!


In on-line distros/shops such as here: http://www.dis-order.com/shop/band/Drudkh/Handful%20of%20stars/DIGI-CD/
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08.09.2010 - 10:20
Rating: 8
Daniell
No, you don't

Posts: 5339
From: Poland

No no. I know I can buy it when it's out and I will. But I want to hear it earlier.
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Avatarium - Pearls and Coffins
Iron Maiden - Empire of the Clouds
Ahab - The Weedmen
Finsterforst - Mach dich frei!
My Dying Bride - Feel the Misery
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08.09.2010 - 10:22
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by Daniell on 08.09.2010 at 10:20

No no. I know I can buy it when it's out and I will. But I want to hear it earlier.


It IS already out.
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08.09.2010 - 10:49
Rating: 8
Daniell
No, you don't

Posts: 5339
From: Poland

It's funny, because even season of mist gives September 20th as release date.
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Ahab - The Weedmen
Finsterforst - Mach dich frei!
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08.09.2010 - 10:54
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck

Posts: 39151
From: The Netherlands

Written by Daniell on 08.09.2010 at 10:49

It's funny, because even season of mist gives September 20th as release date.


Displeased has it, it's the vinyl version that will be released September 20.
Or maybe Displeased is cheating a bit... that they are already shipping out what the label has send them.
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08.09.2010 - 14:04
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Written by Daniell on 08.09.2010 at 10:13

Someone tell me where I can fucking hear my favourite black metal band's album!

Interesting choice of words seeing as there's barely a single shred of black metal in the new one. In fact I'd say none whatsoever. Not even the vocals, which sound like they'd be better off on a Ministry album or something industrial and German.

This album is pretty boring. How it fairs as a post-rock/punk/shoegaze/metal mix is one thing, it's well played, well produced and fairly emotive, but as far as I'm concerned it's one of the most forgettable and conformist releases of the year. No doubt they'll find a whole new audience with this one though, and good for them. I look forward to reading about them in The NME. Oh wait, I don't read The NME.
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08.09.2010 - 16:00
Rating: 6
farmakon
Whispering Gloom

Posts: 59
From: Czech Republic

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.09.2010 at 07:13

Written by farmakon on 07.09.2010 at 23:44

I am dissapointed. This is their weakest album in my opinion.



what? You prefer Microcosmos, Estrangement, Anti Urban, Songs Of blabalblabla and Swan Road over this? Baffling.


I've just listened to it once again and I must say that Swan Road and Microcosmos are better, Songs... are more enjoyable too (but surely not for everyone). Maybe Estrangement is weaker than this. And I never heard Anti Urban...
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08.09.2010 - 16:36
Rating: 8
Daniell
No, you don't

Posts: 5339
From: Poland

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 08.09.2010 at 14:04

Written by Daniell on 08.09.2010 at 10:13

Someone tell me where I can fucking hear my favourite black metal band's album!

Interesting choice of words seeing as there's barely a single shred of black metal in the new one. In fact I'd say none whatsoever. Not even the vocals, which sound like they'd be better off on a Ministry album or something industrial and German.

This album is pretty boring. How it fairs as a post-rock/shoegaze/metal mix is one thing, it's well played, well produced and fairly emotive, but as far as I'm concerned it's one of the most forgettable and conformist releases of the year. No doubt they'll find a whole new audience with this one though, and good for them. I look forward to reading about them in The NME. Oh wait, I don't read The NME.


I don't turn my back on my favourite bands when they deviate from their style. I listen and THEN judge, not the other way round. If the style changes, but it's well executed, I will definitely have a positive opinion about the album.
If this album is what you say it is, it will bring Drudkh much wider recognition. Which, in turn, will lead to many people bashing them on account of that fact. You among them no doubt.

I hate elitism.
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08.09.2010 - 16:48
vezzy
Stallmanite

Posts: 3493
From: Bulgaria

I kind of have to agree with Joe, really. It's actually a bit psychedelic at times, but overall quite forgettable.

I don't see how it counts as elitism.
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05.10.2010 - 18:31
Rating: 8
King Bonzo

Posts: 216
From: UK

I'll need to listen to this a couple more times before I reach a conclusion, it reminds me of enslaved or pelican in places, definitely a new direction, not to sure how I feel about it but I enjoyed the Lp
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11.10.2010 - 01:45
Rating: 8
King Bonzo

Posts: 216
From: UK

Written by King Bonzo on 05.10.2010 at 18:31

I'll need to listen to this a couple more times before I reach a conclusion, it reminds me of enslaved or pelican in places, definitely a new direction, not to sure how I feel about it but I enjoyed the Lp

3rd listen now and I'm convinced this is a great album. Maybe not a great black metal album, but just great music. No complaints here.
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30.10.2010 - 21:34
.:Jux:.

Posts: 131
From: Estonia
The fuck is this? Why the Enslaved sound?
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06.11.2010 - 16:02
Rating: 7
InnerSelf
proofread free

Posts: 2400
From: Syria

This is album is a grower , at first I did not like it but after quit a lot of listens it started to appeal much to me , still disappointing after the previous great releases
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18.05.2011 - 11:32
Kenos
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This morning, probably after the millionth listen, I came to the conclusion that this is my favourite Drudkh album. Yeah, even on par with "Autumn Aurora".
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21.07.2011 - 05:02
Rating: 10
rekkuza-

Posts: 102
From: Canada

Amazing!
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03.10.2011 - 22:44
Rating: 8
Opethian

Posts: 1200
From: USA

Its amazing! At first i was turned off by the vocal work (i am new to Drudkh) but then i realized how well they fit the entire atmosphere of the album. 8/10
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