CREEDamage, the fifth album from Ukrainian ambient folk pagan metal outfit MUNRUTHEL, is out now on Svarga Music.
Last month, the band and label allied themselves with PureGrainAudio.com a free download on the song “The Mown Dawns Lie on the Ground” (featuring guest vocals from Masha Scream of Russian pagan metallers ARKONA) from. Said track is still available at this location, but be aware that CREEDamage is an album best experienced in its entirety.
Visit www.svarga.eu to order CREEDamage on standard jewel-case CD, limited six-panel digipak or digital formats. A music video for the album’s title track is currently playing on the site as well.
Svarga Music has posted a video album teaser for CREEDamage at this location.
Performed in the finest traditions of Symphonic Pagan Metal, the new album features guest vocals from Masha “Scream” (ARKONA) and Wulfstan (FOREFATHER), as well as a cracking cover of BATHORY’s “The Lake.”
MUNRUTHEL‘s most mature work to date, the album’s musical canvas is decorated not only with the atmospheric dabs inherent in early works of the project’s composer, but also with the aggressive riffing first heard on Oriana’s Tales and fully revealed on Epoch of Aquarius.CREEDamage will be more interesting to the admirers of a heavy guitar sound that is matched with powerful orchestral arrangements and graceful atmospherics.
The album concept covers topics that have been explored by the composer since MUNRUTHEL‘s origin in 1995. Specifically, it concerns his boundless love for Mother Nature, as an embodiment of native, natural beliefs and a primordial pagan outlook. The track “Carpathians’ Shield” is dedicated to the memory of last known Molphar (traditional sorcerer by birth in Carpathian culture) Mikhail Nechay (24.02.1930 – 14.07.2011), who was killed in the summer of 2011 by a Christian zealot.
Munruthel just might be Ukrainian black metal’s best-kept secret … fantastical to the Nth degree, with all the pomp and circumstance of Rhapsody of Fire, Septicflesh, or even Ex Deo.” – Zero Tolerance #049 (UK) [4.5/6]
“Shiningly cinematic and unapologetic in its defiance of genre.” – Terrorizer #229 (UK) [4/5]
“An organic, eloquent expression of its creator’s personal vision. CREEDamage is an unselfconscious challenge to the limitations that metal imposes on itself.” – Destructive Music (UK) [10/10]
Soundcheck #2 (out of 45)! – Parat Magazine (Czech)
“This album have thousand and one details that will keep your attention from beginning to the end of the disc!” – Queens of Steel (Spain) [9.5/10]
“Extremely rich, massive, explosive, detailed, natural, serious, intense, and, finally, melodic! If you even a bit like a well produced, played, sung and perfectly massive epic pagan folk metal, then you simply have to get this masterpiece!” – Nocturne (Serbia) [9.5/10]
“I don’t think I have heard an album, at least not in the recent past, where guitar riffs, rich orchestration and authentic Ukrainian feeling were in such perfect harmony. “– MetalReviews (USA) [91/100] – Album of the Month!
“CREEDamage is an epic and hugely entertaining piece of work, it is ambitious, dramatic and incredibly well conceived.” – Ave Noctum (UK) [8.5/10]
“With CREEDamage MUNRUTHEL sits on his throne of Ukraine’s Metal! Hail to the King!” – Metalland (France)
“The truth is that it is an excellent job from start to finish.” – Xtreem Music (Spain) [9/10]
For complete biographical information on MUNRUTHEL, visit www.svarga.eu/en/munruthel.