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Bestia - Ronkade Parved

8.2 | 6 votes |
Release date: 31 January 2009
Style: Blackened death metal, Pagan black metal


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01. Ronkade parved (Raven Flocks)
02. F.S.
03. Mälestus kustutab leegi (Rememberance Extinguishes The Flame)
04. Verine koidik (Bloody Sunrise)
05. Silmis härmatis (Frost In The Eyes)
06. Taeva tõurastaja (The Slaughterer Of Heavens)
07. Arg sõdalane (The Cowardly Warrior)
08. Tasumise päev (Day Of Revenge)
09. Õiglaste tulek (Coming Of The Righteous)
10. Viimne lahing (The Last Battle)

Additional info
First very special edition comes in DVD size digipack, limited to 99 copies.
Contains 10 tracks, 7 of them are brand new and 3 have appeared on previous releases, but got completely re-arranged. Careful listener may find something what is not listed....

Drums for this release were recorded on last days of 2007 with assistance of Riho "Sorts" Kiiber in distant Naruski village. Other instruments and voices were recorded on different sessions and locations in Tallinn during 2008. Mastered by Asko-Rome Altsoo in December 2008/January 2009.

All music by Bestia. Sax part arranged by Janno, violin part arranged by Grete. Lyrics by Kaitti, Andres and Pyhak. Cover drawing by Erkki Roosileht, raven picture by Siiri, drawing by V.Arckharum, layout and manipulations by Andres.

Staff review by
From the icy heart of Estonia, a place of pure evil, grim chaos and dark uncertainty, the birthplace of Metal Storm itself, comes the black metal formation Bestia. Estonia really isn't that bad though, nor is Bestia.

They play black metal the old-Satyricon way, infused with some thrashy influences on some songs and folk elements on some others. Their black metal is quite aggressive most of the time and mostly midtempo. Vocals are mainly growls with a few random shrieks or spoken passages every once in a while. All lyrics are in Estonian, which seems to give the vocals a slightly rougher edge. While most tracks are pure black, the occasional violin and flute and even saxophone on the first and third tracks, loosen up the whole sound a bit and bring some variation to the music.

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