Sunday, May 5, 2013

Шайтанкутак - "Аллах покинул нас" (2012)

ШАЙТАНКУТАК "Аллах покинул нас"

Year: 2012
Genre: Post-Metal, Art-core
Country: Kazakhstan

Track List:
  1. Безысходность
  2. Ажал
  3. Побежденные
  4. Ничтожество
  5. Ненависть
  6. Аллах покинул нас

No idea why this album wasn't posted anywhere yet (except on the Shaytankutak's page). In comparison with their 2011 release, this album sounds much more "post-rock"-ish, much less BM-influenced. Anyway, Shaytankutak remain to be an unique musical phenomenon in Kazakhstan, and one of the best post-metal bands in ex-USSR. Although not black metal, this album sounds more gloomy and depressing than many so-called "depressive BM" releases. Despair and futility are the main lyrical topics; however, the album also contains some political commentary (mentions of Zhanaozen events in the track #3). The quality of production isn't great, but good enough; it's fascinating to see how their sound has progressed from noisegrind to artcore/post-metal within a few years. Would definitely recommend this album if you're into post-metal/sludge, especially if you liked their previous one.

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