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Kauan - Pirut

8.3 | 144 votes |
Release date: 15 December 2013
Style: Doom metal, Post-rock


113 have it
20 want it

01. I
02. II
03. III
04. IV
05. V
06. VI
07. VII
08. VIII

Anton "Hvar" Belov - vocals, guitars, keyboards, programming
Alexander Vynogradoff - bass, backing vocals
Alina "Witch_A." Roberts - keyboards, backing vocals
Anatoly Gavrilov - violin
Anton Skrynnik - drums

Guest musicians
Astaroth - guitar solo

Staff review by
Dream Taster
In February, 2013, while Kauan was mixing the album in their hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia, an asteroid entered the Earth's atmosphere and crashed into the area. This caused production delays and put a hold on finishing the album, until the band was certain that they and their family members had not contracted radiation poisoning. The experience of the meteor was the main inspiration for the album's cover and inner artwork. Excerpt from the band's website.

published 28.12.2013 | Comments (16)

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12.06.2013 - 19:10
Account deleted
Much glee and hidden excitement ensues.
28.06.2013 - 16:50
Rating: 8
Pierre Tombale

Actually musically they turned from genius (Lumikuuro) over great (Tietäjän Laulu) to bland (following albums)
while the production quality increased at the same time
14.09.2013 - 19:15
Rating: 8

They are now a band not just two members so looking forward for this release cause Kuu was a pleasent listen but not a great album
05.11.2013 - 13:04
Rating: 8

Pirut excerpt found in youtube blows away. Welcome back to roots, Anton ! \m/
Metalhead since 1987
25.11.2013 - 20:38
Bad English
Tage Westerlund
Tipical kaunum album good relactation matherial
Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
25.11.2013 - 21:07
I actually like the new (or should I say, old) aesthetic. Not I wasn't unsatisfied with their previous albums but I really enjoyed the way they use doom elements in their music. The album still has that post-rock vibe to it but the doomy passages and the somber ambiance really gives the album a dimension on its own.
25.11.2013 - 21:50
Rating: 8
Combo Breaker
Pre-order is available on Bandcamp. Now I am with, sounds very promising..
25.11.2013 - 22:29
Rating: 8
Erik M.

Wow, this is awesome stuff. At least, that's my first impression after hearing the full album just now. I'm totally loving this "new" style (yes, they've gone back to their roots a bit... in other words, gone back to the sound of their best album, which is their debut), so damn relaxing.
22.12.2013 - 21:35
Rating: 8

Notable work for 2013, no doubt for it. This album is atmospheric and intense in the same moment, best part of it beginning at track III and ending at track VII.
As for what mentioned before, there is some similarity with the sound they used at their debut but it is not the of the same style/genre ofc.
23.12.2013 - 19:40
Rating: 9
No doubting this is a nice album of relaxing and stress-less music, but for me it got a little boring by the end.
07.01.2014 - 17:16
Rating: 8

This is first time that i listen to this band and i must say this album is excellent , Track 5 is one of the best songs that i've heard this year . Amazing Work !
08.01.2014 - 00:42
Rating: 8
Pierre Tombale

Ok finally had a listen to it and indeed they are back to the roots. This one is much more like Lumikuuro (which will certainly remain unmatched) and Tietäjän Laulu, a very welcome style shift! Thanks.
20.01.2014 - 08:26
Rating: 8

First time I'm listening to these guys and am loving this! I wish they had more songs in Russian though.
18.02.2014 - 05:10
Rating: 9
First time listening to these guys and they sound very original to me, enjoyed this a lot.
18.02.2014 - 09:28
no one
Account deleted
Yeas very original and nice on the ear
21.04.2014 - 08:54
Rating: 10

Kauan "Pirut" is now available as a Name Your Own Price through Bandcamp, just a heads up:
*Available: maudlin of the Well/Lykathea Aflame/Ihsahn*

Coming soon: Sigh, Manii, Odium, Kauan, Aquilus, Negura Bunget, Thy Catafalque, Ne Obliviscaris, Strapping Young Lad

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