Veda – ‘Tainuyh Dorog Pozabuty Sledy’ (2012)
Release: 15 September 2012
Label: Sound Age Productions
Veda is a Russian folk-metalband in which the guitarist of Smuta sings and plays flute. And this is nice, because he has a good metal-voice. But he’s not the only vocalist in Veda, there’s also a female singer in this band. The combination of this male metal-voice and clean female vocals is not unique, especially in Russia this is quite popular. But that’s isn’t a bad thing either, the contrast between these two kinds of vocals is very pleasing for your ears. They use the usual metal-instruments and besides this they added keys and flute for the folk-influences. I’m not fond of keys for these things, I like the open sound of ethnic instruments more, but it suits to the Veda sound. Most of the time there’s a thick layer of keys underneath.
This début-album is called Tainuyh Dorog Pozabuty Sledy and it contains 9 tracks. It’s not all tracks sound the same, but when you like one, you probably like them all. All songs are made within the same frame. The only thing changing a bit in their sound is there’s more space for the flute towards the end of the album. And I must say I like that even more. So, in my opinion the best track is the last one. And I hope they will continue in this direction with their next album.
Veda has made a nice decent album with this, the tracks are very consistent of good quality and this means there are no bad songs on this album. Unfortunately this means also there are no supersongs on this one as well. Nice decent piece of work!
- Тайных дорог позабыты следы 05:37
- Древо предков 04:32
- Тризна 04:04
- Стихия 04:29
- Скиталица 05:44
- Горизонты истины 03:55
- Туман 03:55
- Память 04:33
- Коляда 04:17