Really great black metal, I would not have guessed this was north american BM on first listen. The snare sounds awesome and punchy throughout. I love a good snare tone.
Favorite track: Natus Eclipsim.
From the darkness, UADA (meaning haunted in latin) emerges breathing the spirit of the original 90’s Black Metal wave. Since 2014, this Portland, Oregon four-piece has used a unique approach to combine raw black metal and spectral melodies.
April 8th 2016 manifested the release of the debut album “Devoid of Light”, it rekindles a flame and resurrects spirits from the past in pure blackness. Self-recorded by the band & then mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust). It features the artwork of Kris Verwimp and band photography by Peter Beste.
"dark waves of guitar melody that sweep through the music like a winter gale (and sometimes drift like a grave-side mist)" - NO CLEAN SINGING
"diabolical and deep, like a better-informed and more melodic version of De Mysteriis-era Mayhem. The result scratches the infernal itch perfectly, and will hopefully be embrace by both old- and new-schoolers alike." - METALSUCKS
released April 8, 2016
Recorded in winter and spring 2015
Mixed by Mike Beck & Jake Superchi
Mastered by Joel Grind
Coverart by Kris Verwimp
supported by 540 fans who also own “Devoid of Light”
I happened upon Batushka by clicking on a suggested video on YouTube and Yekteniya 3 was the one that I heard first. From there, I was hooked. Yektoniya 3 constantly haunts me to the point where I have to get my daily/weekly fix of it. Overall the whole Litourgiya album is perfection from start to finish. I am enamored by it all from the chants to the harsh vocals to the energetic guitar playing to the thunderous drums. Excellent! Lanna E
supported by 425 fans who also own “Devoid of Light”
When I found Batushka and discovered that they split, I was definitely broken hearted. Then I found this. I can truly see who is the heart of the original Batushka and Drabikowski is that. The whole entire album is great from start to finish. Listen to it in one sitting in the dark or with your eyes closed. Top notch! Lanna E