Rarog – ‘Kologod’ (EP 2013)
Release: 30 November 2013
Label: Sound Age Productions
According to Slave mythology, Rarog was a hawk, falcon or a fiery dwarf who turned himself into a whirlwind. Well… they’ve managed to succeed, as usual.
From the first moment I heard the first tunes, I fell in love with this band. And to my surprise – you fans already know this! – a woman as lead singer. This little newbie couldn’t be more surprised. Pleasantly surprised that is, for the folk-metal scene needs more women in the lead. A powerful voice with the typical Slavic influences. Not only that: the music has typical Slavic influences as well. Not only the old fashioned musical instruments, but also the metal sound of today. Both are evolving, the sound is still well balanced, but the lyrics and the metalsound are more harmonic than with previous albums.
The Slavic folk influence is present in here, as it was with other albums. The songs invite to dance, to be joyous and happy.
If you’re a newbie, most definitely buy it.
- Proshchay, Maslenitsa