June 10, 2008

Walknut - Graveforests and Their shadows

Band/artist - Walknut
Genre(s) - Black metal
Origin - Russia
Album - Graveforests and Their Shadows
Year of release - 2007

Exemplary black metal from Russia, apparently linked to such far-right bands as Branikald, Nitberg and Temnozor. It is sad to see how the horrors of Stalinism (totalitarian state capitalism) have driven so many Russians to embrace racism and nationalism in an effort to set themselves as far apart from "the left" as possible. Luckily Walknut, although very probably also influenced by these ideas, are more subtle about it. And, more importantly, the music is really good.
  1. Hrimfaxi
  2. Motherland Ostenvegr
  3. Come, dreadful Ygg
  4. The midnightforest of the runes
  5. Grim woods
  6. Skinfaxi
Load it down

1 comment:

  1. A friend of mine had got me to listen to this band on their myspace about 6 months ago. Remembered I liked it, but forgot about it...
    Then I went to his place in the countryside, and he had this cd in his car. So we listened to it. But we couldn't hear much expect for the drumbeats.

    So, finally I find it here. And damn, there are some good stuffs. I especially like Motherland Ostenvegr and Grim Woods... Damn, that closing riff!!!

    Thanks for the share.