15:23 - Redn1ght But since it's a vote-biased awards well, it will turn into a popularity contest by definition since the bands with highest votes win. :^)
15:21 - !J.O.O.E.! That's just my opinion of course, but the less of a popularity contest the awards is the better it is.
15:17 - !J.O.O.E.! Lol, I don't. Why pander to a profoundly weak album that already has more popularity than most other albums in then awards will ever have. Give the spotlight to some lesser known albums instead.
15:00 - Redn1ght Hmm... I don't remember bands that use breakdowns well in recent memory that aren't Theocracy.. Seems like they either overuse them or can't make them fit the other parts of the songs melodically...
14:54 - Cynic Metalhead I've gone transexual last year. Fed up with my weiner. :nono:
Kauan is a relatively young band hailing from the steppes of Russia, and Lumikuuro is their debut. The band is comprised of Anton Belov, who plays every instrument except violin, which is helmed by Lubov Mushnikova. Kauan plays a really innovative type of neofolk/folk-doom, reminiscent of Empyrium, Uaral, and the like. Thankfully this genre is still so vast that Kauan's style is still completely independent of the aforementioned bands.
Don't let the rating fool you, because it's criminally underrated. It's also the only real folk doom album Kauan has made, so if you're into that subgenre then definitely check out this one and NOT their other albums because they are totally different (way more post-rock orientated and honestly quite boring compared to this glorious debut).