Saturday, January 23, 2016
Batushka - Litourgiya (2015)
This unholy fusings of Eastern Orthodox Church Slavonic Vocalizations & Musicks into Doomed Deathly Black as a fully functional organism all its own is super-impressive. I don't know enough about the circumstances surrounding or origins of Batushka except that they keep the ID on the DL and are from Poland. Many commentators with greater experience than myself have mentioned Mgla and Behemoth in relation to this, and they seem like more than reasonable lodestars to this working. This album kind of makes me want to put on Tarkovsky's Andrei Rublev with the sound off and blast this in the background. That would be pretty rad. Utterly and savagely transporting.