Batushka - Litourgiya



8.6 | 274 votes |
Release date: 4 December 2015
Style: Black metal

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167 have it
27 want it


01. Ектения I: Очищение
02. Ектения II: Благословение
03. Ектения III: Премудрость
04. Ектения IV: Милость
05. Ектения V: Святый вход
06. Ектения VI: Уповане
07. Ектения VII: Истина
08. Ектения VIII: Спасение

Top 20 albums of 2015: 5

Line-up
Варфоломей - vocals
Мартин - drums
Кристофор - bass, guitars, vocals

Additional info
Title translations
1. Litany I: Cleansing
2. Litany II: Blessing
3. Litany III: Wisdom
4. Litany IV: Grace
5. Litany V: Holy Entrance
6. Litany VI: Hope
7. Litany VII: Truth
8. Litany VIII: Salvation

Guest review by
nikarg
Rating:
9.0
During our decade, it seems that Poland is for black metal what Norway was in the 90s and France in the 00s. Hoodies have replaced corpse paint and with bands such as Mgła, Cultes Des Ghoules, Furia and now Batushka, this eastern European country is out to become the leader of the pack for the extreme genre. Litourgiya is hands down the best debut of 2015 and is battling with Mgła's Exercises In Futility for the title of black metal album of the year. And it probably beats it.

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published 29.03.2017 | Comments (8)

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14.07.2016 - 11:59
Rating: 9
Roxana.M
I deeply love this album, so soul-touching and majestic, specially those haunting chants.i wish i could discover more music like this album.i mean i'm in love with orthodox chants in black metal and dark ambient music,they give strange and fantastic feelings.

Harsh vocal in this album reminds me of Graveworm vocal,i used to love them in early years but now they are not as good as their old times.
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14.07.2016 - 12:10
Rating: 8
Paź
ex-News Man
The vocalist here is probably Bart of Hermh
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27.07.2016 - 03:06
Rating: 7
Jaeryd
Nihil's Maw
On second thought this might be good, but not as good as I initially thought. Still decent, though.
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01.08.2016 - 20:37
!J.O.O.E.!
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This actually is quite decent. Still disproportionately popular, but solid stuff.
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03.08.2016 - 18:16
Alakazam
I'm annoyed about this albums hype because there's something slightly going for it throughout, but not enough interest to reface the entire bm landscape.
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03.08.2016 - 18:19
Rating: 6
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Alakazam on 03.08.2016 at 18:16

I'm annoyed about this albums hype because there's something slightly going for it throughout, but not enough interest to reface the entire bm landscape.

Actually it's just blackened doom
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03.08.2016 - 18:32
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by Karlabos on 03.08.2016 at 18:19

Actually it's just blackened doom


I hear no doom in it. Sounds more like straightforward BM not unlike other polish bands, with some slower tempo songs which is also common in BM.


Anyway, this is still fucking awesome.
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03.08.2016 - 18:35
LuciferOfGayness
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Written by Karlabos on 03.08.2016 at 18:19

Written by Alakazam on 03.08.2016 at 18:16

I'm annoyed about this albums hype because there's something slightly going for it throughout, but not enough interest to reface the entire bm landscape.

Actually it's just blackened doom

Just So we do have a hierarchy between genres here. Bm>doom?
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03.08.2016 - 18:44
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Karlabos on 03.08.2016 at 18:19

Written by Alakazam on 03.08.2016 at 18:16

I'm annoyed about this albums hype because there's something slightly going for it throughout, but not enough interest to reface the entire bm landscape.

Actually it's just blackened doom


Except that there is zero to no doom in their sound.
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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03.08.2016 - 23:46
Rating: 6
Karlabos
Weirdo of MS
Written by Guest on 03.08.2016 at 18:35


Just So we do have a hierarchy between genres here. Bm>doom?

Nah... The word "just" is to emphasize there's nothing exactly new to the sound like everyone is implying since merging doom and black has been done a lot of times already. Not necessarily a demerit adverb for black or doom.

For people saying it isn't doom it's ok to think as doomed black instead of blackened doom then.
The tempo is hella slow and sometimes the guitar notes are played in a non-typical blackish manner (ie, tremolo) but rather crushingly and separatedly. Listen to this song until about 1:40 then stop. If that's not doom I don't know what is.
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18.10.2016 - 06:28
Ugwemubwem Ossas
China was a neat
Absolutely fucking love this. Very aggressive bm with chants and orthodox influenced songwriting. Such an addictive listen. Their wooden tape boxes are fucking gorgeous. Sad nothing is available at a decent rate and the cassette wooden tape box is totally not available at all.

Also not doom at all here. Shame when I saw the doom tag everywhere else it wouldn't be here in ms, but not sure why its present here.
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23.12.2016 - 22:45
Rating: 10
Milan Korenev
Written by Paź on 27.01.2016 at 20:51

Can't speak for others here, but I personally love the combination of black metal and orthodox russian chants. That's a pretty neat move if you ask me.


Definitely. It's one captivating, original touch.
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24.12.2016 - 00:12
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Saw a bit of them live last Saturday and it was really bad.
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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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24.12.2016 - 10:09
Rating: 9
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.12.2016 at 00:12

Saw a bit of them live last Saturday and it was really bad.


Really? A shame. Was the performance itself? Sloppy? Bad sound?
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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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24.12.2016 - 11:52
Rating: 6
Zaph
The Nothingth
I left after about 5 minutes, so yeah, not that great. They took forever to set up and it wasn't worth the wait.
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And the tears that we will weep today
Will all be washed away
By the tears that we will weep again tomorrow
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14.08.2017 - 17:01
Rating: 9
Liafev
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 24.12.2016 at 00:12

Saw a bit of them live last Saturday and it was really bad.

Saw them this weekend at Brutal Assault and it was amazing! Even though the album didn't catch me before. And I'm now listening to it
Give them another try if you have the chance one day
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24.10.2017 - 23:29
MvonSutherland
Really good album! I have listened it twice so far. Definitely I am going to listen it more!
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24.10.2017 - 23:53
Rating: 8
Paź
ex-News Man
^ Only twice?!

In other news, this guy did a fine job with covering their songs. His intro is dope too!

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31.10.2017 - 20:33
MvonSutherland
Written by Paź on 24.10.2017 at 23:53

^ Only twice?!


Sola dosis facit venenum.
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