This is a review of another recording from Belarus's Piarevaracien which shows them moving from the pagan/black metal sound of previous recordings and going for more of a traditional folk music sound with the album being called "Spadcyna/Heritage" and released by Crush The Desert Records.
Wind sounds start off the album along with some female vocals a few seconds later and on the second track acoustic guitars are added onto the recording and they also bring in a great mixture of both finger picking and full chords and after awhile keyboard's and percussion's are added onto the recording.
You can also hear a lot of traditional Slavic folk music elements throughout the recording and nature sounds can also be heard quite a bot throughout the recording along with the music also getting very atmospheric at times while also adding in some touches of modern synth music which also adds in a touch of ambient music on a couple of the tracks and there is also a brief use of heavy yet melodic guitar riffs and leads and some songs also bring in a small amount of flutes and fiddles which also gives the music a shamanistic atmosphere.
Piarevarecien moves away from black metal on this recording they create an album that takes traditional Slavic pagan folk music and mixes it in with some ambient elements and a touch of metal to create something very original, the production sounds very dark yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics are written in their native tongue and are a concept album based upon times and seasons.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Piaravarecien and if you are a fan of pagan folk music with more of a modern touch, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Kalada" "Oj Kupala" and "Za Tumanam". 8 out of 10.