Release date: 25 April 2014
Style: Pagan folk metal

Rating:

8 | 87 votes

Owners:

69 have it
27 want it


Disc I
01. Зарождение
02. На страже новых лет
03. Сербиа
04. Зов пустых деревень
05. Город снов
06. Ведьма
07. Чадо индиго
08. Явь
09. В обьятьях крамолы

Disc II [10th Anniversary Show at P!IPLE Concert Hall (Moscow)]
01. Азъ
02. Аркаим
03. От сердца к небу
04. Гой, Роде, Гой!
05. Леший
06. Заклятье
07. Лики бессмертных богов
08. Невидаль
09. Коло нави
10. Славься, Русь!
11. Одна
12. Сва
13. Купалец
14. В цепях древней Тайны
15. Слово
16. Больно мне
17. Память
18. Аркона
19. Ой, печаль-тоска
20. Стенка На Стенку
21. Ярило
22. Катится Коло
+ Лики бессмертных богов [video]
+ Ярило [video]
+ Стенка На Стенку [video]

Lyrics (9)


Line-up
Vladimir "Volk" - wind ethnic instruments
Masha "Scream" Arhipova - vocals, keyboards
Sergey "Lazar" Lazarev - guitars
Vladymir "Artist" Lyovushkin Sokolov - drums
Andrey Ischenko - drums
Ruslan "Kniaz" - bass

Additional musicians:
Thomas Väänänen - vocals
Olli Vänskä - violin
Aleksey "Mister Alafern" - violin
Vika "Vkgoeswild" Yermolyeva - piano
Radimir - voice


Additional info
Produced by Sergey "Lazar" Lazarev and Masha "Scream" Arhipova.

Staff pick by
Fat & Sassy!

15.08.2014 It took me a few listens to let this album fully sink in, but Arkona wisely drops their light-hearted, catchy hooks to bring us an album with a much better flow and sense of focus. That doesn't mean they aren't as dynamic, progressive-minded and aggressive as ever though. These Russian folk metal giants are still on top of their game.

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Frodd - 07.07.2013 at 22:36  
Rating: 8 Want
AngelofDeth - 20.07.2013 at 18:59  
  Awesome! Hopefully they can pull off a decent album, folk metal is in desperate times right now and I need my fix.
Rulatore - 23.04.2014 at 04:10  
Rating: 9 This sounds a bit different, and I'm liking it a lot.

Oh my, it's awesome
Fearmeister - 25.04.2014 at 08:45  
  Wow, some little bitch gave this a 1 already
BloodJuNkie - 26.04.2014 at 15:53  
Rating: 4
Written by Fearmeister on 25.04.2014 at 08:45

Wow, some little bitch gave this a 1 already


I haven't listened to this album yet, but I realized recently that giving an album "1" on metalstrom is fair enough, most albums with high ratings here are overrated!

That album has 8.9 rating with the "1", imagine if the staff removed his "1" that means the album's rating will exceed 9. I don't think any of Arkona's albums will EVER deserve more than 9
Mary N. - 26.04.2014 at 19:00  
Rating: 7 Listened to this one just yesterday, and it was enjoyable but not brilliant one to blow me away, almost the same thing I always predict for Arkona.
Fearmeister - 27.04.2014 at 03:09  
 
Written by BloodJuNkie on 26.04.2014 at 15:53



I haven't listened to this album yet, but I realized recently that giving an album "1" on metalstrom is fair enough, most albums with high ratings here are overrated!

That album has 8.9 rating with the "1", imagine if the staff removed his "1" that means the album's rating will exceed 9. I don't think any of Arkona's albums will EVER deserve more than 9


That's like, the very definition of vote abuse which isn't allowed on this site.
BloodJuNkie - 27.04.2014 at 19:53  
Rating: 4 Gave it a listen. I liked "Zarozhdenie".
boo-boo - 29.04.2014 at 00:02  
Rating: 8 I like the new approach and the direction their music has taken. The album definitey feels more mature and also experimental at times.
But I miss some straightforward hit song.
AngelofDeth - 14.05.2014 at 20:41  
  I feel like this album came and went without a splash... Didn't even realize it was out yet!
Pelcu - 17.05.2014 at 13:26  
Rating: 7 They lost their brutality and power... now it's almost ordinary folk songs singing. 1 or 2 tracks are great and the rest is somehow boring...
M C Vice - 28.05.2014 at 11:15  
Rating: 7 Is track 8 Yav' or Jav'?
Troy Killjoy - 28.05.2014 at 17:05  
 
Written by M C Vice on 28.05.2014 at 11:15
Is track 8 Yav' or Jav'?

Yav' (Source).
NocturnalStalker - 27.07.2014 at 08:12  
Rating: 9 I think it's the most progressive Arkona album so far. Masha didn't lie when she said that their sound is evolving. I definitely need some more listens, but I already can say that I love the maturity of this album.
NocturnalStalker - 27.07.2014 at 08:14  
Rating: 9
Written by M C Vice on 28.05.2014 at 11:15

Is track 8 Yav' or Jav'?

It can be both depending on what kind of transcription you use. Here is more info on that.
Fallen Ghost - 15.08.2014 at 14:18  
 
Written by Fearmeister on 27.04.2014 at 03:09

Written by BloodJuNkie on 26.04.2014 at 15:53



I haven't listened to this album yet, but I realized recently that giving an album "1" on metalstrom is fair enough, most albums with high ratings here are overrated!

That album has 8.9 rating with the "1", imagine if the staff removed his "1" that means the album's rating will exceed 9. I don't think any of Arkona's albums will EVER deserve more than 9


That's like, the very definition of vote abuse which isn't allowed on this site.


Giving an album a 10 just to make it as high as possible on the chart is also vote abuse, so the false 10 and 1 will eventually neutralize each other. Will check this album out
Troy Killjoy - 16.08.2014 at 18:54  
 
Written by freedom forever on 16.08.2014 at 18:50
Mind your words !!! i hope you respect my opinion as I should respect yours !!!

What do you find so bad about this album that you think it deserves a 1?
Troy Killjoy - 16.08.2014 at 19:01  
 
Written by freedom forever on 16.08.2014 at 18:58
It is just my opinion and I didnt like it !! I dont see what is the problem !!!!

I never said there was a problem, I was just asking if you'd care to explain why you rated it so poorly. Like were the vocals that bad? The production? Was it too repetitive or unoriginal?
Fearmeister - 16.08.2014 at 19:37  
 
Written by freedom forever on 16.08.2014 at 19:04

I simply liked their older more 'melodic' stuff. Sometimes change is good but NOT always in my view...



So basically it has absolutely no musical value whatsoever and that you would rather self preform a lobotomy than listen to this again?

Those are what 1s mean
Fearmeister - 16.08.2014 at 20:02  
 
Written by freedom forever on 16.08.2014 at 19:45

Why on earth r u concerned with my fuckin voting !!! I feel I am being interrogated !!! Isnt there any freedom of speech here !!! Have some respect !!!


Because vote abuse is against the site's rules
Fearmeister - 16.08.2014 at 20:19  
 
Written by freedom forever on 16.08.2014 at 20:10

Who said so ?? Show me this... And how do you define if it is abuse or not !!! Are you some god who decides who abuses or who sins or what !!!! this is my opinion and if you dont like ignore it !!! I used my right as a member of this site to vote whatever I want !!!


Quote:
When voting for an album, remember your vote must be fair and not influenced by what other voters have done before you. Please give realistic ratings and remember a 10 means the album is a masterpiece, an album that changed the way we listen to music nowadays.
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If you truly believe that this album is one of the worst pieces of shit made by human hands, then more power to you. The problem is that people vote with the sole purpose of knocking an album down a notch. We don't want the site to be filled with people such as this.
freedom forever - 16.08.2014 at 20:21  
  Now look if it is abuse why is there this option !!!
If I violated this rule terminate my account otherwise leave me alone and shut the fuck up !!!

Written by Fearmeister on 16.08.2014 at 20:19

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Fearmeister - 16.08.2014 at 20:39  
 
Written by freedom forever on 16.08.2014 at 20:21

Now look if it is abuse why is there this option !!!


That's like saying if murder is a crime, then why can we buy guns?

Quote:
If I violated this rule terminate my account otherwise leave me alone and shut the fuck up !!!


I'm not staff, sorry honey

Though if I may, you're the one who came here screaming about all of your butthurt so its YOU who has to leave ME alone. Hell, I totally forgot I made that post until you brought it up.

And you still haven't justified your 1 other than its not as good as a 10. Which is also an argument for a 2,3,4,5,6,7,8, and 9. How about that.
freedom forever - 16.08.2014 at 22:52  
  Look man !! You began all this by calling me names and being disrespectful to my choices because I rated the album the way I want which is ABSOLUTELY MY RIGHT!!! Did you forget that
Anyways I am gonna change my rating and end this useless argument... Are you happy now?

Written by Fearmeister on 16.08.2014 at 20:39

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Quote:
Troy Killjoy - 17.08.2014 at 08:04  
 
Written by freedom forever on 16.08.2014 at 22:52
Look man !! You began all this by calling me names and being disrespectful to my choices because I rated the album the way I want which is ABSOLUTELY MY RIGHT!!! Did you forget that
Anyways I am gonna change my rating and end this useless argument... Are you happy now?

I'm not sure where all this name-calling and disrespect is but I will say that you're being unnecessarily defensive about this. Some of us were just curious as to why you felt it deserved such a low rating, and you weren't able to provide a satisfactory reason to those asking.

Maybe you should take a deep breath and relax before replying to users.
Fallen Ghost - 17.08.2014 at 12:22  
  Wow "freedom forever", just.. wow.. I hope you're not acting like you're doing here in real life.. Why on earth do you think people are thinking you're voting is way off? Because you gave every other Arkona album a 10.. Also with Behemoth, you gave everything a pretty good score except for The Satanist which got a 1..

And for the next time, when people are asking you something, please answer in a gentle way.
freedom forever - 17.08.2014 at 16:31  
  Look what Fearmeister said from the very beginning and tell what do you think of it if it is disrespectful or not:

Written by Fearmeister on 25.04.2014 at 08:45
"Wow, some little bitch gave this a 1 already "

It was THIS statement that made me upset and angry... Now tell me would you be happy if I call you bitch or asshole Troy killjoy because of your voting or opinion

Concerning my rating, I just explained to you simply that I liked their older melodic stuff and I did not like the new change that they brought to the band... It seemed for me the worst kind of change ever... Other bands are successful in change like Moonsorrow but not this time for Arkona... That is my opinion... I cant explain anymore because I am not an expert in reviewing albums but I hope it is satisfactory enough and please let's end this argument here

Written by Troy Killjoy on 17.08.2014 at 08:04

Written by freedom forever on 16.08.2014 at 22:52
Look man !! You began all this by calling me names and being disrespectful to my choices because I rated the album the way I want which is ABSOLUTELY MY RIGHT!!! Did you forget that
Anyways I am gonna change my rating and end this useless argument... Are you happy now?

I'm not sure where all this name-calling and disrespect is but I will say that you're being unnecessarily defensive about this. Some of us were just curious as to why you felt it deserved such a low rating, and you weren't able to provide a satisfactory reason to those asking.

Maybe you should take a deep breath and relax before replying to users.
freedom forever - 17.08.2014 at 16:43  
  When I call you a bitch just like what other user called me because of my voting then tell me how would you react!!!
By the way, I have never looked at other members' profiles and been concerned about their voting whatever they want but why on earth are you concerned!!! Isnt there any respect for privacy here

Can we please agree to stop this? I changed my rating so that people wont be upset again with my voting but I am just wondering if it is forbidden to rate for an album with 1 or not? If it is so please tell Metal Storm to take out this option and that is fine for me


Written by Fallen Ghost on 17.08.2014 at 12:22

Wow "freedom forever", just.. wow.. I hope you're not acting like you're doing here in real life.. Why on earth do you think people are thinking you're voting is way off? Because you gave every other Arkona album a 10.. Also with Behemoth, you gave everything a pretty good score except for The Satanist which got a 1..

And for the next time, when people are asking you something, please answer in a gentle way.
Karlabos - 17.08.2014 at 18:24  
 
Written by freedom forever on 17.08.2014 at 16:43

Can we please agree to stop this? I changed my rating so that people wont be upset again with my voting but I am just wondering if it is forbidden to rate for an album with 1 or not? If it is so please tell Metal Storm to take out this option and that is fine for me

It's not forbidden to vote 10 or 1 if you really think the album is worth it. Just keep in mind that the first means that the album is perfectly flawlessly awesome and you wouldn't change a single bit on it while the second means that the album is pure crap, production, songwriting and everything sucks so much that nothing can be saved and you would prefer rebecca black over it. When you state that a quite regular album is worth an 1, people tend to take it in a suspicious way... But if it's your opinion it's ok.

What is forbidden and is called "vote abusing" is rating an album a 1 just because you want to see it decreasing its place on the rank list, or voting it a 10 just to see it rising, basically when you don't vote based on your opinion...

Anyway, if after all this discussion you still have your votes on your profile it means they didn't got deleted by the staff which means that there's no problem with your way of voting so far.
freedom forever - 17.08.2014 at 19:05  
  Cheers mate
Indeed I didnt abuse my right on this website I only voted like this a couple of times because I am really strong about my opinion that these two albums are "worst ever" as the rating description says
And as you just said since my votings are still there it means I didnt violate any rule and I hope I will not rate any album by any band like this
I hope you would be able to identify though that the REAL abuse that happened here was the language abuse by some member against me JUST because of my voting and opinion!

Written by Karlabos on 17.08.2014 at 18:24

Written by freedom forever on 17.08.2014 at 16:43

Can we please agree to stop this? I changed my rating so that people wont be upset again with my voting but I am just wondering if it is forbidden to rate for an album with 1 or not? If it is so please tell Metal Storm to take out this option and that is fine for me

It's not forbidden to vote 10 or 1 if you really think the album is worth it. Just keep in mind that the first means that the album is perfectly flawlessly awesome and you wouldn't change a single bit on it while the second means that the album is pure crap, production, songwriting and everything sucks so much that nothing can be saved and you would prefer rebecca black over it. When you state that a quite regular album is worth an 1, people tend to take it in a suspicious way... But if it's your opinion it's ok.

What is forbidden and is called "vote abusing" is rating an album a 1 just because you want to see it decreasing its place on the rank list, or voting it a 10 just to see it rising, basically when you don't vote based on your opinion...

Anyway, if after all this discussion you still have your votes on your profile it means they didn't got deleted by the staff which means that there's no problem with your way of voting so far.
Rulatore - 17.08.2014 at 19:08  
Rating: 9 I had no idea Thomas Väänänen was doing some guest vocals and, as usual, he sounds AWESOME. Glad he still can do some wild vocals.
Xnoybis - 17.08.2014 at 20:13  
  Staff has no issue with his current voting record, though i might strongly suggest an attitude adjustment. Same goes for the "bitch" comment which prompted this. play nice.
Dima - 19.08.2014 at 14:42  
Rating: 8 Surprised this kept my attention for the whole 66 minutes. I likey.

This comment section is also full of lolz.
Fat & Sassy! - 20.08.2014 at 00:45  
Rating: 9
Written by Dima on 19.08.2014 at 14:42

Surprised this kept my attention for the whole 66 minutes.


Yeah, me too. If someone were to objectively describe the album to me, I'd prob predict that I would think it would boring. What a really like about this album is that due to some very smart songwriting, it holds a more constant tone better than their previous albums. Like, it's a dynamic album, but all the transitions and ideas thrown around are pretty subtle but still obvious enough to be interesting under careful listening. For example, in the title track, there is a pretty fuckin' rockin' riff that gets introduced five minutes in, but it doesn't totally fuck up the tone of the song with a jarring transition. And hearing a good amount of (smartly under-mixed) non-string synth in Arkona's music is a pleasantly interesting surprise.
moe5512 - 21.08.2014 at 07:41  
  Funniest read in a while this is.

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