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Release date: 30 January 2012
Style: Pagan black metal


7.3 | 4 votes


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01. Ice Indifference
02. Reclusion
03. Winter Withcraft
04. Eternity
05. Rise Of Coldness
06. Despair
07. Weeping Goddess
08. In The Roots Of The World Tree


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Zgard is yet another one man black metal project, this one hailing from Ukraine. Reclusion is the second album released under this moniker and is dubbed both pagan and atmospheric black. Pagan stems from the artist's desire to showcase Ukrainian roots…

I'll just dub it midpaced melodic black metal drenched in synthesizers set on that "ice" setting. Not the cold chill of a harsh, biting wind… but the sort of sparkly, tingly sunlight reflecting off the ice sound. Vocals are pretty much the rasped standard for the genre. Beyond just the synths, occasionally other elements are tossed in to try and enhance the cold, including, well, my aforementioned wind.

published 25.07.2012 | Comments (5)

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