Dordeduh - Dar De Duh


8.3 | 163 votes |
Release date: 28 September 2012
Style: Atmospheric black metal

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Disc I
01. Jind De Tronuri
02. Flăcărarii
03. E-an-na
04. Calea Rotilor De Foc
05. Pândarul
06. Zuh
07. Cumpăt
08. Dojana

Disc II [digipak bonus]
01. Zuh - Cu Tunetul Muntilor
02. Cumpat
03. Ruun [Enslaved cover]

Disc III [bonus DVD]
+ Interview feature & making of

Top 20 albums of 2012: 20

Line-up
Hupogrammos - guitars, keyboards, traditional instruments, vocals
Christian Popescu - guitars, hammered dulcimer, keyboards, xylophone
Ovidiu Mihăiţă - drums, percussion
Sergio Ponti - drums
Flavius Misarăş - bass

Additional info

Formats:
  • Jewel Case CD: Budget edition with 8-page booklet and no extras.

  • Digipak 2CD: Premium edition in 2CD Digipak with extended 20-page booklet, and also including a bonus CD with an Enslaved cover song and the tracks of the sold out EP Valea Omului.

  • Limited book 2CD/DVD: Collector's edition in approximately 25 x 25 cm book with 48 pages. Includes a bonus MCD with the Enslaved cover song and the tracks of the sold out EP Valea Omului + DVD with 70 minutes of interviews and making of. Limited to 777 copies.

  • Limited gatefold 2LP: Vinyl edition on heavy 180 g vinyl with poster and PVC protection sleeve. Special vinyl mastering. Limited to 500 copies.

Guest review by
Apothecary
Rating:
9.0
In the common mindset, when a fire burns something to ashes, said thing is completely destroyed, never to return. And yet, in European mythology, we are told that the mythological phoenix, upon nearing old age, bursts into flames... only to be reborn from its ashes, to begin life anew with a fresh energy and spiritual vitality. From the creative ashes of Romanian black metal legends Negură Bunget, rose the phoenix of Dordeduh, the new project of former members Sol Faur and Huppogramus; it both pays tribute to the band of their origin and yet also transcends it. Dordeduh are by no means whatsoever easy to digest, and nor is their debut album. And yet, as was the case with Negură Bunget, this sense of mystery is part of what adds to the band's overall formula of fantastic music. For Dar De Duh is quite simply the type of album that's like an elaborately-crafted painting. You have to look it over several times to fully absorb its entire beauty, but once you take it in for all it's worth, you'll be absolutely amazed.

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published 21.11.2012 | Comments (11)

First full length from the former primary creative influences of Negura Bunget. I had high hopes and Sol Faur and Hupogrammos don't disappoint. If you enjoyed the cosmically wonderful "OM", odds are you'll find this nearly as entrancing.

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27.10.2012 - 16:54
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Oaken on 27.10.2012 at 16:36

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 27.10.2012 at 12:57

Written by Oaken on 26.10.2012 at 13:49

It'll be one hell of a showdown between this and RIITIIR. Two monoliths of kickass black metal.


I am 100% sure they won't be nominated in the same category. MOst likely to happen is Dordeduh in folk (since it's more folk than black) and Enslaved ion prog (it's more prog than black)

That definitely makes sense, but what albums will be nominated in the black metal category if not these two then?

Most likely some more straight forward black. Can't think of any atm though
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27.10.2012 - 17:05
Rating: 9
Oaken
Hipster
Written by Boxcar Willy on 27.10.2012 at 16:54

Most likely some more straight forward black. Can't think of any atm though

Maybe A Forest Of Stars, Nachtmystium or The Great Old Ones... Even though I'm sure I've missed a lot of great BM albums this year, I think that BM in 2012, with the exclusion of Dordeduh and Enslaved as they're not fully black metal, pales in comparison to 2011. God that year was fascinating.
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27.10.2012 - 20:29
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Oaken on 27.10.2012 at 17:05

Maybe A Forest Of Stars, Nachtmystium or The Great Old Ones... Even though I'm sure I've missed a lot of great BM albums this year, I think that BM in 2012, with the exclusion of Dordeduh and Enslaved as they're not fully black metal, pales in comparison to 2011. God that year was fascinating.


I'd be voting Krallice's latest so far, It's been a long time since I don't go nuts over a BM album like that one. Also Reverence put out a great album.
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27.10.2012 - 21:46
Rating: 9
Oaken
Hipster
Written by Unhealer on 27.10.2012 at 20:29

Written by Oaken on 27.10.2012 at 17:05

Maybe A Forest Of Stars, Nachtmystium or The Great Old Ones... Even though I'm sure I've missed a lot of great BM albums this year, I think that BM in 2012, with the exclusion of Dordeduh and Enslaved as they're not fully black metal, pales in comparison to 2011. God that year was fascinating.


I'd be voting Krallice's latest so far, It's been a long time since I don't go nuts over a BM album like that one. Also Reverence put out a great album.

krallice was wankery, but Reverence was great.
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27.10.2012 - 23:11
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Written by Oaken on 27.10.2012 at 21:46

krallice was wankery


Wankery? Like, instrumental wankery?
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28.10.2012 - 11:35
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Very different album, but I really enjoy it. I like how the Romanian language is similar to the Portuguese. This album has moments of rare beauty too.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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30.10.2012 - 03:39
Rating: 5
Susan
Smeghead
...I thought this album would never end.............
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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31.10.2012 - 12:25
Rating: 8
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Susan on 30.10.2012 at 03:39

...I thought this album would never end.............


Wow, you really DIDN'T like it eheh That boring for you? It grabbed me since the first listen this one.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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22.11.2012 - 03:57
Rating: 10
I can't stop listening to Dordeduh. It is perfection.
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23.11.2012 - 23:20
Rating: 7
Draugen
So, I finally got my hands on this album and after giving it a few spins I am very glad to say that it was well worth the wait.

The thing that stands out the most to me about Dar De Duh is the variety and general songwriting which is really well executed overall. Because of this, the fairly hefty total playtime was never an issue and instead I found that the time just flew by while listening to the album. The vocals, together with all the different folk aspects, are another great thing I liked about it and the romanian lyrics is a nice touch that felt fresh and strangely enthralling at times. I do however wish that there would have been slightly more straight up black metal sections scattered throughout the duration of the album but you can't have everything I guess.

Nitpicking aside though, Dar De Duh is a captivating and well made album in every respect.
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06.12.2012 - 10:01
Fredd
Account deleted
This will win the Folk AoTYA.
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08.12.2012 - 09:47
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Guest on 06.12.2012 at 10:01

This will win the Folk AoTYA.

+1
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
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16.01.2013 - 14:08
Paz
News Man
I don't see too much competition.
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07.03.2013 - 04:31
Rating: 9
Czerny Reiter
Written by Paz on 16.01.2013 at 14:08

I don't see too much competition.


Fret not... melo-mediocrity-wünderkind Eluveitie has got our back.
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07.03.2013 - 11:47
Paz
News Man
Written by Czerny Reiter on 07.03.2013 at 04:31

Fret not... melo-mediocrity-wünderkind Eluveitie has got our back.

Totally lack of words
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17.05.2013 - 20:25
RealEyes
I still have faith in this band because they made me fly with all their albums from Negura Bunget.
This album Dar de Duh offers a lot but when it comes to the lyrics and less to the intrumental part which is pretty not interesting - and also a huge negative surprise for me.
The people around here need to know that they continue to do their esoteric music performed at Negura. The principle followed in this album is the number 7 principle which, in the esoteric meaning is the seven visible planets in our solar system and the affection produced to men by them. Also it can be understood as the seven chakras.
As I have heard in an interview the thirst track is about the planet Saturn / saturday and the third one is about Mars / march
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18.05.2013 - 21:32
Rating: 9
Erik M.
I love this kind of style. I hear a lot of variety in this music, which is obviously a good thing.

Excellent album. Glad I'm seeing them in october together with The Vision Bleak and Saturnus.
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11.06.2013 - 20:38
RealEyes
Written by InnerSelf on 08.12.2012 at 09:47

Written by Guest on 06.12.2012 at 10:01

This will win the Folk AoTYA.

+1

-8
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12.06.2013 - 01:03
Rating: 9
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by RealEyes on 11.06.2013 at 20:38

Written by InnerSelf on 08.12.2012 at 09:47

Written by Guest on 06.12.2012 at 10:01

This will win the Folk AoTYA.

+1

-8

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12.06.2013 - 20:29
RealEyes
Written by InnerSelf on 12.06.2013 at 01:03

Written by RealEyes on 11.06.2013 at 20:38

Written by InnerSelf on 08.12.2012 at 09:47

Written by Guest on 06.12.2012 at 10:01

This will win the Folk AoTYA.

+1

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noob !
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13.06.2013 - 21:45
MechanisT
Account deleted
Written by RealEyes on 12.06.2013 at 20:29

Written by InnerSelf on 12.06.2013 at 01:03

Written by RealEyes on 11.06.2013 at 20:38

Written by InnerSelf on 08.12.2012 at 09:47

Written by Guest on 06.12.2012 at 10:01

This will win the Folk AoTYA.

+1

-8

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noob !


'sup, Irinel?
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14.06.2013 - 06:01
Rating: 9
BitterCOld
Gringo
No more nested quotes. trim it in the future. no one wants carpal tunnel syndrome scrolling past the same messages nested ad nauseum.
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27.05.2014 - 08:18
Rating: 10
Loendt
Perfect work. Amazing atmosphere.
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22.09.2014 - 09:29
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Last time I listened to this album was back when it was released. Damn, what a re-discovery. The songwriting is jaw-dropping. It's an incredibly long album but it just passes you by because it's so well written and it changes voices and moods all the time.

This is how I like my folk-inspired metal.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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22.09.2014 - 12:47
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.09.2014 at 09:29

Last time I listened to this album was back when it was released. Damn, what a re-discovery. The songwriting is jaw-dropping. It's an incredibly long album but it just passes you by because it's so well written and it changes voices and moods all the time.

This is how I like my folk-inspired metal.

I need to revisit this today. I remember being very impressed, but can't remember for what reason.
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22.09.2014 - 14:46
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.09.2014 at 12:47
I need to revisit this today. I remember being very impressed, but can't remember for what reason.

You really should. The first track alone has some mighty moments. Another track that got easily stuck to my memory was the fifth track, Pândarul, with its more calm vibe.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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22.09.2014 - 16:01
Dima
Jind De Tronuri gets me up in the mornings.
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22.09.2014 - 16:07
Rating: 7
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Mr. Doctor on 22.09.2014 at 14:46

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.09.2014 at 12:47
I need to revisit this today. I remember being very impressed, but can't remember for what reason.

You really should. The first track alone has some mighty moments. Another track that got easily stuck to my memory was the fifth track, Pândarul, with its more calm vibe.

Indeed. The first track is superb. Most of the time I just listen to it a couple of times and then change the music =p
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09.12.2014 - 16:23
Rating: 10
Zeleznk
This album became one of my favourites after the third listening. Starts with a brilliant track, outro is perfect and all the songs between are good enought to never make me skip any of them. Need I say more?
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21.03.2015 - 19:21
Rating: 9
musclassia
Actually can't remember the last time I listened to this album, but just gave it another play, and what a fine piece of work. Jind De Tronuri is just excellent
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