Release: 25 April 2014
Label: SvaSound Records
Traditional music meets metal, seems to be the key of the new Svarga EP ‘Moy Kray’. This Svarga album is solid, but not very heavy, with clean singing and rather clean music, but it’s proud, it’s loud, and full of craving for the good old times.
‘Moy Kray’, my place, starts with this hymn to the beautiful nature in Russia.
A rather slow songs, sung with a very warm voice. You instantly get warm loving feelings for this beautiful spot on earth.
Nav’shows their love for the traditional Slavic music, done with nice authentic instruments like the accordion and bagpipe. But the band doesn’t forget the fierce metal parts. The vocals and the metalbackup are creating this awesome sound called folk-metal, and this is why I love it. The blend of both genres is an ever so nice one.
Then they burst out in nostalgia when the wind blows through the willows, calling the voice of our ancestors. A nice track in which the use of acoustic guitar is an obvious choice.
But there’s no end to their love. In Tri Vorona their love for the Medieval Age is in the spotlight, with a typical medieval tune like we know it from songs like Subway to Sally’s ‘Krähenfraß’.
Forgot something, yes, the love for horses, carried out in another warm Russian song. And as a desert we get a piano version of Moy Kray.
A very nice EP with 6 slow tracks, but nonetheless very nice. You can feel the love and warmth in this album. Most of the tracks aren’t very metal except for Nav’, but they’re very nice the way the are. I never get the feeling it should be done otherwise. You can only feel warm love for this.
- Moy kray 04:17
- Nav’ 04:01
- Veter v ivakh 03:29
- Tri vorona 04:54
- Oy, chiy to kín’ stoí̈t’ 02:50
- Moy kray (Piano version) 04:07