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Release date: 11 November 2011
Style: Avantgarde black metal

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01. Fekete Mezők
02. Kel Keleti Szél
03. Trilobita
04. Kő Koppan
05. Vashegyek
06. Holdkomp
07. Kék Ingem Lobogó
08. Az Eső, Az Eső, Az Eső
09. Tar Gallyak Végül
10. Minden Test Fű

Top 20 albums of 2011: 20

Review
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Line-up
Tamás Kátai - guitar, bass, keyboards, programs, vocals


Additional info
The artwork was created by Portuguese photographer Rui Luz and THY CATAFALQUE mastermind Tamás Kátai. "The album title means 'vast, trackless forest' in obsolete Hungarian language", Tamás explains. "It's a kind of summary of what the whole record is about. This word is a symbol, it means more than merely a forest".

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It was recorded that he, one of history's finest war commanders, kept a journal chronicling the major events of his life. However, something mysteriously strange happened shortly after his death; the last page of his diary was torn out never to be found again…

The Prophecy

"We had previously captured Belgrade, Rhodes and nearly Rome; the moment of penetrating the virgin leas of Hungary through its Carpathian Mountains has never been more propitious. And so, I marched. With an army of sixty thousand men, I marched. Until the sun darkened dim, I marched. Until it finally peered on the far side of a boundless tassel-withered cornfield somewhere near Makó - a vast, trackless forest girdled by a wreath of darkness and swollen mist perching nigh the field wherein we stood like the roaming shadow of Óðr. We stood staggered, leering at the beguiling woodland that God had left untrodden; torn by senescence, dust and solitude for only demons to feast on. The masterpiece was complete when a Septentrional draught stirred amidst the five giant trees guarding its gates revealing in the process the message that was engraved on the trunk of the tallest; the prophecy:

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published 11.03.2012 | Comments (18)

Staff pick by
Darkside Momo

02.01.2012 What? Isn't "Beautiful" descriptive enough? OK, fine then, what about "avant-garde atmospheric metal with BM roots"? Yeah, that's what I thought. Beautiful is better.

And Hungarian does really sound poetic.

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DaUndataka - 17.12.2011 at 09:56  
  Simply amazing.
Darkside Momo - 29.12.2011 at 02:01  
Rating: 10 This is really excellent stuff.
and thanks again qlacs and mastero87 for the translations!
FrozenJoy - 05.01.2012 at 22:38  
  Oh shit. I can't believe what I just heard, Fekete Mezok is damn brilliant
Still have to listen to the other songs to rate the album, but if the its average quality is like the one in that song, I'll definitely give it a 9... Seriously, it's like... WHOA... o.o
oh yeah, I almost forgot, I'd also like to thank mastero87 and qlacs thanks guys, we depend on youD:
Fat & Sassy! - 08.01.2012 at 07:43  
Rating: 9
Written by FrozenJoy on 05.01.2012 at 22:38

Oh shit. I can't believe what I just heard, Fekete Mezok is damn brilliant
Still have to listen to the other songs to rate the album, but if the its average quality is like the one in that song, I'll definitely give it a 9.


Yeah, that song is pretty boring if you ask me. Very misleading though, cus the rest of the album is baaaalllleeerrrrr. Vashegyek is a wicked jam fosho. >:[

Oh, and the first part of the solo in Kék ingem lobogó sounds like they got Robert Smith to lay out some sick melodies for it... Which is odd, because nothing else in the song reminds me of The Cure.
NocturnalStalker - 17.01.2012 at 17:49  
  Pretty nice album, but I wouldn't call it avant-garde at all. What kept me from adding this album to the list of my favourite albums of 2011 is its repetitiveness.
And...
Written by beyondtehdarksun on 13.12.2011 at 21:01

A real piece of art among all this year's over-praised Septicflesh-es.

I don't think it's fair to compare two bands playing very different kinds of metal.
beyondtehdarksun - 18.01.2012 at 09:32  
Rating: 10
Written by NocturnalStalker on 17.01.2012 at 17:49
I don't think it's fair to compare two bands playing very different kinds of metal.

I only wanted to point out that this album deserves a lot more praise than it gets, while others get a lot more praise than they deserve.
DaUndataka - 19.01.2012 at 00:21  
  It's hard for the kiddies to claim "hip" when they have no idea what is being said. Nuff said.
NocturnalStalker - 19.01.2012 at 04:59  
 
Written by beyondtehdarksun on 18.01.2012 at 09:32

I only wanted to point out that this album deserves a lot more praise than it gets, while others get a lot more praise than they deserve.

Well, that's just your personal opinion. There is no need to put down other bands' efforts, if you don't get into their music.
Mr. Doctor - 19.01.2012 at 15:00  
Rating: 6 Meh album.
aldamirgwh - 20.01.2012 at 03:28  
Rating: 10 Brilliance still exists in metal!!!
NocturnalStalker - 22.01.2012 at 18:08  
 
Written by Mr. Doctor on 19.01.2012 at 15:00

Meh album.

I wouldn't go that far. I gave it another chance today, and I must say Rengeteg is quite a nice album.
Truly labels can be misleading. When I read "avantgarde black metal" I expect to hear something like Ephel Duath, or Sigh, or Smohalla, for example. But the music that's presented on this album is closer to (dark) folk metal. At least, most of melodic lines have deep roots in folk music. And this is also the source of the album's greatest shortcoming, in my humble opinion - its repetitiveness. For example, in Kel keleti szél the same riff is played for almost all the 4 minutes that song lasts.
But there are also some bright moments, like the build-up in the beginning of Vashegyek, and some melodic lines are very catchy.
All in all, I'll be expecting some great music from this band in the future.
Enoch - 25.01.2012 at 02:10  
  Great metal!
Evil Chip - 08.02.2012 at 08:17  
  "The riff is so aggressive...it says i break your ass whenever i want" (Comment on Youtube about the song Fekete Mezog)
R'Vannith - 08.02.2012 at 09:02  
Rating: 8 Ah.. I could listen to Ko Koppan all day
Kenos - 08.02.2012 at 12:59  
 
Written by R'Vannith on 08.02.2012 at 09:02

Ah.. I could listen to Ko Koppan all day


Man I was just listening to it yesterday and thought the same. Wonderful album, masterpiece.
K†ulu - 08.02.2012 at 13:57  
  Lol, the "intro" into Holdkamp is a PA announcement at the Kiev railway station, and in the middle of the song they are using a phrase that was spoken in the morning before all central TV channels started their work in the Soviet Union (I guess). Translation in the video below.

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Kenos - 08.02.2012 at 14:03  
 
Written by K†ulu on 08.02.2012 at 13:57

Lol, the "intro" into Holdkamp is a PA announcement at the Kiev railway station, and in the middle of the song they are using a phrase that was spoken in the morning before all central TV channels started their work in the Soviet Union (I guess). Translation in the video below.


Haha, now that's really weird!
R'Vannith - 08.02.2012 at 14:09  
Rating: 8
Written by Guest on 08.02.2012 at 12:59

Written by R'Vannith on 08.02.2012 at 09:02

Ah.. I could listen to Ko Koppan all day


Man I was just listening to it yesterday and thought the same. Wonderful album, masterpiece.


It's simple elegance really steals the show for me

And yeah, really interesting Ktulu, thanks!
xSAINTx - 20.02.2012 at 09:47  
Rating: 10 Amazing album.
qlacs - 12.03.2012 at 10:38  
Rating: 10 Oh man, i was a bit late with the translations... f*ckin work... thanks mastero87, i'm glad that you did them because they are even better
Stoned Crow - 05.06.2012 at 21:27  
  Every time I come back to this album I have to listen to it for a few days. I absolutely love it. The two albums before it are spectacular as well. I don't even care about the translations- it's nice to know- but phonetically, Hungarian sounds quite alright to my ears. Easily my number 1 for 2011.
Rhiannon - 04.03.2013 at 21:55  
Rating: 8 Good album indeed, catchy but complex at the same time. My favourite songs are Kel keleti szél and Kék ingem lobogó. I'm so proud this guy is from my country.
dougver1 - 09.05.2013 at 23:31  
Rating: 10 Just ordered this the other day. Worth every penny!

My only complaint about this album is that in spite of the near 60 minute runtime, I still felt like it was too short!

But seriously, I love how this album is very catchy and fun to listen to, but at the same time very unique and experimental.
rdhelli@gmail.com - 10.07.2013 at 16:02  
Rating: 10 Genuine genius
mz - 22.08.2014 at 01:33  
Rating: 7 Musically this is excellent but those fucking clean vocals and especially the female one ruin it for me. Jeez I wished they just shut up and do music.
Diverge - 22.08.2014 at 03:08  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 22.08.2014 at 01:33

Musically this is excellent but those fucking clean vocals and especially the female one ruin it for me. Jeez I wished they just shut up and do music.

I don't have a problem with those clean vocals myself, but he's much better in his side project Taranis.

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