Pagan Hellfire - A Voice from Centuries Away (2000)
Belarusian black metal with a sorrowful folk undercurrent.
To me, music like this seems to mourn the loss of old worlds and ways of life, and though the world whose loss I'm currently mourning may have never really existed -- the one in which the people of my country wanted to tear down walls, not construct them -- the feeling of loss is all too real. Just like many other Americans, I feel deeply embarrassed on my country's behalf, and am horribly anxious about the cruelty that so many within and outside of our borders will face in the coming years at the hands of an egomaniacal conman who just pulled his greatest con yet.
I realize that this is a music blog, and no one comes here to read about the presidential election; in fact, I'm sure some of you may come here to avoid just that. But this is my blog, so I can do whatever the hell I want with it, and at the moment, this national embarrassment is coloring every aspect of my life, including listening to and writing half-assed blurbs about black metal.
1. Another Life of Our World
2. The Day of Ragnarok
3. Crushing Barriers, Ruling Destiny
4. The Song of New Day
5. In the Tears of Rain
Our hope is alive
A flame burns in our eyes
The earth will rebel
The banner will rise
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