Drudkh - Вічний Оберт Колеса (Eternal Turn Of The Wheel)



7.3 | 92 votes |
Release date: 24 February 2012
Style: Atmospheric black metal, Pagan black metal

Owners:

70 have it
23 want it


01. Eternal Circle
02. Breath Of Cold Black Soil
03. When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls
04. Farewell To Autumn's Sorrowful Birds
05. Night Woven Of Snow, Winds And Grey-Haired Star

Line-up
Roman Blagih - keyboards, vocals
Vlad - drums, keyboards
Roman Saenko - bass, guitars, vocals
Krechet - bass

Additional info
Eternal Turn Of The Wheel, which marks a return to the band's roots and early sound, will be available as CD digipak limited to first pressing and vinyl LP with download card.

Staff review by
Daniell
Rating:
5.8
A shameless, abortive attempt at re-creating the old sound and atmosphere. That's a TL; DR version for you if you aren't too big on reading. If you are, find out why below.

Drudkh is my second favourite black metal band, with only Enslaved in front. I really love them and regard their back catalogue as one of the strongest in black metal. But when I found out about Eternal Turn of the Wheel back in December, something smelled fishy to me. The title of the new album screamed to me: "Hey dudes, we're back to our roots, forget the post-black experiment that Handful of Stars was." A new song that was published a few weeks afterward alleviated my fears a bit because I quite liked it. Chalk it up to my blind love for Drudkh...

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published 27.03.2012 | Comments (24)

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17.11.2011 - 16:37
Rating: 7
Oaken
Hipster
Anticipating this. Hope it doesn't disappoint.
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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17.11.2011 - 19:48
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Thankfully we don't have to wait too long, assuming all goes according to plan and this actually sees the light of day by the end of February.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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17.11.2011 - 20:06
Rating: 7
Yugosaki
Very good news... this guys are working non-stop
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeBkxPTs3oY
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18.11.2011 - 06:43
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Mastercommander
Interesting title, I wonder if they'll go back to their roots because of it.... or has the damage been done?!
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08.01.2012 - 14:25
drudkhsheepdawg
Http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006T3MB86/ref=dm_sp_alb/276-8287266-9656466

These samples make me happy
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08.01.2012 - 14:51
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
I was a lot less inspired by them. They're only samples of course but rather flat sounding samples at that.
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10.01.2012 - 16:26
drudkhsheepdawg
Yeah true i guess i was thinking more in comparison to Handful of Stars (nothing against it), it at least gives me hope.
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18.01.2012 - 16:47
pisymbol
First song will be released tomorrow on NPR's All Songs Considered.
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20.01.2012 - 21:41
pisymbol
News submitted yesterday but for those interested, first single released here via NPR.
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20.01.2012 - 22:10
Kenos
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Written by pisymbol on 20.01.2012 at 21:41

News submitted yesterday but for those interested, first single released here via NPR.


I can see the "Listen: Drudkh, 'When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls'", but there's no link/player. Am I blind? :|
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20.01.2012 - 22:29
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Guest on 20.01.2012 at 22:10

I can see the "Listen: Drudkh, 'When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls'", but there's no link/player. Am I blind? :|

Same here, thought it might be a problem with my browser o.O
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20.01.2012 - 22:41
Kenos
Account deleted
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.01.2012 at 22:29

Written by Guest on 20.01.2012 at 22:10

I can see the "Listen: Drudkh, 'When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls'", but there's no link/player. Am I blind? :|

Same here, thought it might be a problem with my browser o.O

Don't know about you, but I use Chrome.
Whatever, I listened to it on Youtube. First impression: it's an OK song, I like it, but obviously I'll wait to hear the whole album before giving a definite opinion.
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20.01.2012 - 22:43
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Guest on 20.01.2012 at 22:41

Don't know about you, but I use Chrome.
Whatever, I listened to it on Youtube. First impression: it's an OK song, I like it, but obviously I'll wait to hear the whole album before giving a definite opinion.

Ah I use Opera so probably not a browser issue then. I'll catch it at some point, after the last album and samples on Amazon I'm not exactly excited about this release to be honest.
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20.01.2012 - 23:15
Rating: 6
Daniell
No, you don't
Very decent I'd say. Whets my appetite for the whole album.

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Now loving:
Katatonia - Takeover
Kreator - World War Now
Ortega - Crows
Ahab - The Light In the Weed
Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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21.01.2012 - 00:02
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Daniell on 20.01.2012 at 23:15

Very decent I'd say. Whets my appetite for the whole album.



Oh... that was horrible. All I hear are nasty, ill-fitting industrial-esque vocals, overbearing synths and over-trebled, tinny guitars (generic structuring too). It would be boring if it didn't sound so awful.

Yeah, if I even listen to this album it'll be a surprise even to myself.
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21.01.2012 - 00:18
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.01.2012 at 00:02

Oh... that was horrible. All I hear are nasty, ill-fitting industrial-esque vocals, overbearing synths and over-trebled, tinny guitars (generic structuring too). It would be boring if it didn't sound so awful.


Well, I do think you are overreacting with the word "horrible" but yeah... this is a pretty damn MEH song tbh.
Yes, the keyboards in the second half of the song are pretty fucking bad tbh
Yes, the guitar sounds is kind of fucked up... Don't know nothing about effects and stuff but it just sounds wrong to me.

...But I don't get where the heck you got that "industrial vocals" idea... They don't seem really weird or unusual at all compared to the rest of their discography.

This guys are way psat their glorious days it seems.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.01.2012 - 00:21
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.01.2012 at 00:18


Well, I do think you are overreacting with the word "horrible" but yeah... this is a pretty damn MEH song tbh.
Yes, the keyboards in the second half of the song are pretty fucking bad tbh
Yes, the guitar sounds is kind of fucked up... Don't know nothing about effects and stuff but it just sounds wrong to me.

...But I don't get where the heck you got that "industrial vocals" idea... They don't seem really weird or unusual at all compared to the rest of their discography.

This guys are way psat their glorious days it seems.

The industrial vocals aspect is mostly derived from how they approached the vocals on their last album. To me they sounded like your generic, German industrial metal, aggrotech band's vocals. On this album they seem to have adopted the same approach.

Any other band it would be "meh" but for a band with such a pedigree this to me is horrible.
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21.01.2012 - 00:56
Rating: 6
Daniell
No, you don't
I guess I just like Drudkh too much...
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Now loving:
Katatonia - Takeover
Kreator - World War Now
Ortega - Crows
Ahab - The Light In the Weed
Anaal Nathrakh - Depravity Favours the Bold
Dark Tranquillity - Encircled
Moonsorrow - Ihmisen Aika
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21.01.2012 - 01:32
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.01.2012 at 00:21

The industrial vocals aspect is mostly derived from how they approached the vocals on their last album. To me they sounded like your generic, German industrial metal, aggrotech band's vocals.


Can't discuss then, haven't listened to their latest. If it sounds similar than this one I might get the fuck off.
I liked Estrangement quite a lot so I'm just going to go backwards (probably avoid the folk one as well, didn't seem that good then last time I listened to some youtube tracks)...
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.01.2012 - 01:57
Vombatus
Potorro
Hmmm to me, that song sounds great. All of it, except maybe the vocals... not industrial like... but has a less harsh vibe compared to previous stuff (though I skipped last album).

Totally looking forward.
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21.01.2012 - 07:01
pisymbol
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 21.01.2012 at 00:21

Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.01.2012 at 00:18


Well, I do think you are overreacting with the word "horrible" but yeah... this is a pretty damn MEH song tbh.
Yes, the keyboards in the second half of the song are pretty fucking bad tbh
Yes, the guitar sounds is kind of fucked up... Don't know nothing about effects and stuff but it just sounds wrong to me.

...But I don't get where the heck you got that "industrial vocals" idea... They don't seem really weird or unusual at all compared to the rest of their discography.

This guys are way psat their glorious days it seems.

The industrial vocals aspect is mostly derived from how they approached the vocals on their last album. To me they sounded like your generic, German industrial metal, aggrotech band's vocals. On this album they seem to have adopted the same approach.

Any other band it would be "meh" but for a band with such a pedigree this to me is horrible.


You guys IMO are over-reacting. I heard some of the clips on Amazon's UK site as well as this song. Its not that bad at all. Let's see how the whole album shapes up...I have a feeling its going to be *good* but not *great* but seriously not *horrible.* :-)
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21.01.2012 - 11:35
Rating: 8
Slayer666
Well, decent song, although I wasn't exactly blown away. Then again, I wasn't blown away by Autumn Aurora either during the first 2-3 listens, so we'll see how this pans out.
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21.01.2012 - 12:19
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by pisymbol on 21.01.2012 at 07:01

You guys IMO are over-reacting. I heard some of the clips on Amazon's UK site as well as this song. Its not that bad at all. Let's see how the whole album shapes up...I have a feeling its going to be *good* but not *great* but seriously not *horrible.* :-)


I don't remember saying it was horrible, just plain meh.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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21.01.2012 - 13:03
Kenos
Account deleted
Written by Daniell on 21.01.2012 at 00:56

I guess I just like Drudkh too much...


Same here.
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21.01.2012 - 15:08
pisymbol
Written by Guest on 20.01.2012 at 22:10

Written by pisymbol on 20.01.2012 at 21:41

News submitted yesterday but for those interested, first single released here via NPR.


I can see the "Listen: Drudkh, 'When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls'", but there's no link/player. Am I blind? :|


I think this *may* have been just Thursday. How lame is that?

Anyway, the YouTube link posted is just as good.
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31.01.2012 - 14:48
pisymbol
Written by pisymbol on 21.01.2012 at 15:08

Written by Guest on 20.01.2012 at 22:10

Written by pisymbol on 20.01.2012 at 21:41

News submitted yesterday but for those interested, first single released here via NPR.


I can see the "Listen: Drudkh, 'When Gods Leave Their Emerald Halls'", but there's no link/player. Am I blind? :|


I think this *may* have been just Thursday. How lame is that?

Anyway, the YouTube link posted is just as good.


NPR has it back up.
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08.02.2012 - 02:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
The album is a lot better than the previous two. But still not up to par with their best.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.02.2012 - 13:03
Kenos
Account deleted
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.02.2012 at 02:39

The album is a lot better than the previous two. But still not up to par with their best.


Waitwaitwaitwait, has it leaked?!
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08.02.2012 - 13:10
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 08.02.2012 at 13:03

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 08.02.2012 at 02:39

The album is a lot better than the previous two. But still not up to par with their best.


Waitwaitwaitwait, has it leaked?!


No idea.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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08.02.2012 - 16:53
Rating: 8
Slayer666
Is there a review coming for this any time soon?
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