Genre: Melodic Black Metal
- За Тобой
- Гори, Гори, Гори
- Лучше Умереть
Don't know why I didn't post this album right after it was released, but better late than never. It's their first full-length release, which definitely wasn't unnoticed on ex-USSR metal scene (actually, it's considered one of the best BM releases of 2011 in Russia and Ukraine, and rightfully so). On this album, Заводь finally moved away from blackened crust (now they state that they never actually played blackened crust, but BM in its various forms, and don't even understand them meaning of the term "blackened crust). Now, like Kora, they prefer not to be labeled as "RABM", "blackened punk" or whatever else - as they want to be judged by their music, not by ideology. "If we belong to any scene, then we belong to the "good music" scene. We hate metal in general, except for a few bands like Peste Noire, and we view punk rock as a hidebound genre. We also dislike most of these Ukrainian black/pagan metal bands - not even because of their ideology, but simply because they're clowns" (Drake, the vocalist)
Not sure if "Ягна" will be released on CD or any other physical media, as the band members don't want to be dependent on any labels. However, their previous EP, "Ritual", was released as a cassette by ROKOT Prods. (Moscow) One of tracks from "Ягна" was also included in a compilation "Punk Aid :: Aceh Calling".
P.S. another review of "Ягна" in English