On April 20, Season of Mist will release the first new album by Ukrainian black metal band Drudkh since 2012’s Eternal Turn of the Wheel. The name of the new album is A Furrow Cut Short, and today we have the pleasure of bringing you its first advance track — “Till Foreign Ground Shall Cover Eyes”.
The music races, but within the vibrating whirl of guitars and the bolting rhythms, huge waves of dramatic melody move like tides, slow and powerful. The pulsating bass notes, rapid-fire drum munitions, and wild, predatory howls get the blood pumping, but the non-stop intensity of the auditory assault only enhances the passion and staying power of the fiery, tremolo-driven melody. It’s an exhilarating cascade of black metal potency, both ferocious in the moment and memorable in the aftermath.
This is only one of seven long songs on A Furrow Cut Short — in fact, it’s the final track. It’s a cathartic burst of insurgent energy with nary a hint of the band’s periodic folk-metal trappings, and it may leave you wondering about the musical directions the band have followed in the six preceding songs, as much as the song titles may leave you wondering about the album’s lyrical concepts:
1. Cursed Sons I
2. Cursed Sons II
3. To The Epoch Of Unbowed Poets
5. Dishonour I
6. Dishonour II
7. Till Foreign Ground Shall Cover Eyes
The answers to those questions will be revealed in time — but not today. Today, we’re only teasing you — but we think you’ll find it’s a damned good teaser. Listen below to “Till Foreign Ground Shall Cover Eyes”.
A Furrow Cut Short will be available for pre-order here:
Drudkh’s official Facebook page is at this location.