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Drudkh - Лебединий Шлях = The Swan Road (LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered)


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The Swan Road (Ukrainian: Лебединий шлях, romanized: Lebedýnyi šljax) is the third album by the Ukrainian black metal band Drudkh, released in 2005. It is characterized by shorter songs and more prominent lyrics than are found on previous Drudkh releases. The lyrics are all taken from the epic poem Haydamaky, by Ukrainian national poet Taras Shevchenko, about the Ukrainian anti-Polish peasant rebellion of 1768. The name of the introductory track refers to the year of the greatest Cossack anti-Polish uprising set in Ukraine. The final track is an epic song on the destruction of Zaporizhian Sich by the Russian army in 1775. This album contains an increased use of distortion in the mix and more frequent usage of blast beats, but the last three tracks are considerably more low-key for Drudkh, with the final track ("Song of Sich Destruction") being a folk ballad, presaging the direction they would pursue further on the following year's Songs of Grief and Solitude. Additionally, "Song of Sich Destruction" is not performed by Drudkh, but is a recording of a traditional Ukrainian Duma (folk song) performed by the bandura-player Igor Rachok.

Release Info

Artist: Drudkh
Label: Season Of Mist Underground Activists
Format: LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Country: France
Label: Season Of Mist Underground Activists
Released: 2010-01-18
Genre: Rock
Style: Black Metal

Tracklist

A1 1648
A2 Вічне Сонце
A3 Кров
A4 Заграва 1768-ого
B1 Ціна Волі
B2 Доля
B3 Дума Про Руйнування Січі

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