Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ancient Oak - "Embrace Of Death" (2012)

ANCIENT OAK "Embrace Of Death"

Year: 2012
Genre: Instrumental Atmospheric BM / Blackened Crust
Country: Russia

Track List:
  1. The first snow
  2. Cold
  3. Suffer under the storm
  4. Dead body with frozen machine-gun belt in the forest
  5. Storm, earth and fire, hear my call
  6. Bare en annen sang
  7. When you walk in the snow
  8. Mountain wolf's winter
  9. Fog
  10. Warstorm
  11. Sun
  12. Erzsébet
  13. Han som reiste
  14. Drums of the sky

Finally, a full-length release by Ancient Oak is here! Despite being completely instrumental and quite lengthy album, "Embrace Of Death" is very good release (at least for an one-man DIY project). So, now we have another instrumental BM/stenchcore project which is even better than Eternal Dysphory, and it's definitely great news. Hope to hear much more from Ancient Oak in the future.

P.S. When this album was posted (by the author himself) on, someone pointed out that it contains a Burzum cover ("Han som Reiste"). However, the guy behind Ancient Oak has strongly denied any ideological connections with Burzum, and I'm 100% sure that he's an anarchist who's just interested in Norwegian mythology. According to him: "Varg's lyrics have no political message whatsoever, so I think it was OK to do such a cover. Moreover, my music is completely instrumental, so I couldn't include any politics in it, even if I wanted to"


  1. Hi, do you have any kind of information on this band: "The Last Three Winters"??


    1. Well, I heard about them, and it seems like they're somehow connected to Old Roots New Shoots circle. Right now I can't ask anyone from that circle about TLTW, but I'll try to do it ASAP.