Monday, October 5, 2009

Мракобесие - "Black-Red Dawn Before Armageddon" (split w/ Nazgulum, 2005)


МРАКОБЕСИЕ "Black-Red Dawn Before Armageddon" (split with Nazgulum)

Year: 2005
Genre: Raw Black Metal / Industrial
Country: Russia
Label: Trinity prod.

Track List:
  1. Всех В Мире Сильней И Свободней
  2. Тьма Грядет
  3. Культ Вождя
  4. Вперед, Товарищ Сатаналин!
  5. Под Знаменем Звезды
  6. Ненависть
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Мракобесие (Mrakobesie) is believed to be the world's first band ever to play communist black metal. Mrakobesie's story begins in 2000, when Satanislav Shmjak, a citizen of Izhevsk (Udmurtia, Russian Federation), started his own one-man project. Later a guitarist and a bassist joined him, and in 2005 a split album with another Udmurtian black metal act - Nazgulum - was released.

I don't know much about Nazgulum, but maybe it's for good - that band looks really unoriginal and mediocre. However, Mrakobesie has a very catchy sound, though very simplistic, raw and noisy. I think their music can be called industrial black metal, due to use of samples and an absence of live drummer. And the unique energetics of this release completely overshadow the really bad quality of its production.
The lyrical content is absolutely outstanding too. At least the song title "Forward, comrade Satanalin!" is a brilliant. The overall concept of the album is a mystical superhuman project which can be called "Satanic Communism". According to the words of Satanislav:

"Mrakobesie is a satanic communistic black metal band. And I think we completely deserve that label... I've explained a link between communism and satanism in the 3rd issue of Hellmark newsletter (a zine produced by Trinitly prod.)... I was always interested in politics and history, and I think these are inevitable parts of our existence. Without knowledge we all are nothing more than a garbage. But I rather wouldn't take part in politics, because I think my ideas will be ruined by a brainless mass of human cattle anyway...

I don't like people in general, and I've no interest in their personalities. They're nothing but flocks of lazy pieces of shit, always whining about time they've wasted, and doing nothing to make their miserable existence any better... When I hear something like "sieg heil true ns black metal" etc., I can only laugh. Of course every circus needs its own clowns, but these retards are truly believing that their beloved fuhrer would be a black metal fan if only he was still alive now. It's just ridiculous."
(sorry for such a rough translation)

1 comment :

  1. " I was always interested in politics and history, and I think these are inevitable parts of our existence. Without knowledge we all are nothing more than a garbage. But I rather wouldn't take part in politics, because I think my ideas will be ruined by a brainless mass of human cattle anyway...

    I don't like people in general, and I've no interest in their personalities. They're nothing but flocks of lazy pieces of shit, always whining about time they've wasted, and doing nothing to make their miserable existence any better... When I hear something like "sieg heil true ns black metal" etc., I can only laugh. Of course every circus needs its own clowns, but these retards are truly believing that their beloved fuhrer would be a black metal fan if only he was still alive now. It's just ridiculous.""

    - okay i kind of think, with that attitude, you really can't be a real communist. I mean really, how can we call ourselves communists when we "hate people" and generally don't trust them? The people are the revolution, not the individual "elite" who put the self on a pedestal and claim to know better than everyone. And not partake in politics? So is this just a gimmickry, did he just exploit the topic of communism for shock value and not really practice it? Theory is nothing without practice comrades.

    Just my thoughts. :))

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