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Vurd This album is a musically transfered mountain in the cold winds of winter. It makes you shiver, gives you destruction, wrath and so much emotion, but also embalmes you in the deepest beauty of a warm sun glimpse through every fog it may surpass.
I think, this is a milestone of artistic profession in Vukari's existence, a bonding to nature, our roots, a manifest to the love and passion, hate and despair which I hear dripping from this ancient glacier of a record called 'Matriarch'.
Thank you! Favorite track: she no longer sings his name.
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VUKARI "matriarch" LP
vendetta records # 131


released October 31, 2016

"Ambient black metal, post-rock duo Vukari have released Matriarch, a concept album about a “Slavic slave girl who is bought by a Germanic lord who promises her freedom and prosperity”, and while the concept sounds depressing, the album is an introspective, uplifting wall of sound that washes over the listener with texture and panache. Matriarch is filled with instrumental bits that take form in many different palettes; swaths of color blend from each instrument — whether it be the vocals, drums, guitars, or keyboard. There are parts which build up the intensity only to fall in the form of post-rock bliss; minute long tracks that break the harshness. Matriarch is another album that is breaking conventions of US black metal — utilizing ambient post-rock qualities to bring a sound together is something the US is known for in this genre, and, while other acts have their own agendas about black metal, Vukari is capable of paying homage to acts like Darkthrone, although Vukari shows more upswings of emotional range than down-in-the-dirt, wretched black metal.
Matriarch is an album is so very layered and beautiful. Vukari has set the bar high for ambient black metal, and with this concept album they have succeeded in telling a unique tale. Each bar of music segues into the other in perfect symbiosis; nothing is ever out of place or feels that there should be more added. Everything falls together in harmony. Matriarch is simply art, and Vukari is miles ahead of the curve; everyone else is just trying to catch up." ( cvltnation )


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