Wedrujacy Wiatr
Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit


4.0
excellent

Review

by Frederick Metzengerstein USER (202 Reviews)
September 4th, 2013 | 67 replies | 3,171 views


Release Date: 06/01/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Midnight In Paris of black metal.......

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

Wędrujący Wiatr is a modern Polish black metal band that recently turned my world upside down with their stunning debut "Tam, gdzie Miesiąc opłakuje Świt". Translating roughly into wandering wind, Wędrujący Wiatr play a spiritual form of black metal that takes great influence from their Polish landscape and folklore. Additionally, musical influences from Europe's mid to late 90's scene and America's current scene can be felt heavily throughout this fourty one minute recording. I guess you could say that this is a blend of the old and the new. As evidenced by the album's stunning naturalistic artwork you get the impression that Wędrujący Wiatr play a heavily romanticized strain of black metal not unlike Drudkh, early Ulver or Wolves in the Throne Room. If you got that feeling, like me, then you are correct. Wędrujący Wiatr's style of black metal is not evil, misanthropic or grim in any kind of way. In fact, to me, I feel their sound flirts endlessly between the lines of sorrow and optimism. Through it all, Wędrujący Wiatr hold the spirit of 90's black metal in their hearts of hands.

The album features only five songs yet stretches out to forty one minutes of material. In that given time span Wędrujący Wiatr construct some expansive and surprisingly engaging black metal that never loses it's momentum. The core techniques of the traditional atmospheric black metal genre can be found in the shape of tremolo picking, anguished screams and gritty production. Also found is synth, acoustic guitar and animal/nature sound effects which help compliment the melancholy nature of the music. Although not original by any means, Wędrujący Wiatr are talented musicians and songwriters who inject the music with plenty of personality and heart and consistently keep the music interesting. This album is made possible by the strong chemistry of W. and Razor who to me seems like they've been writing music together for more than a decade. The duo have a penchant for just writing good songs. Everything from the soft/heavy transitions to the nature effects sound natural and cohesive. The emotion of the music is genuine and as a bleeding heart romanticist myself, I have no complaints or shame of being a bleeding heart romanticist listening to bleeding heart romantic music.

I first heard this album not too long ago ago but I knew immediately upon listening that this would end in my top ten album list at the end of the year. And for that I highly recommend this album to anyone looking to get into black metal without all the posturing Satanic shenanigans. Fans of Cascadian black metal will love this as will the fans of early Ulver, Drudkh, Primordial and early Satyricon so all I can say is give this a spin.



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ShadowRemains
September 4th 2013



20256 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

some good shit right here

kyle you need to hear this

like now

BallsToTheWall
September 4th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

All these assholes sleeping on this album.

TheSpirit
September 4th 2013



17203 Comments


hey

Digging: vhmnt / blsphm - vhmnt / blsphm

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 4th 2013



16264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fine fine i'll listen

Digging: Ulver - Bergtatt

BallsToTheWall
September 4th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh, so you were avoiding it then.....dickhead.

BallsToTheWall
September 4th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I still love you though.

greg84
Staff Reviewer
September 4th 2013



7323 Comments


More Polish music on Sputnik!

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Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 4th 2013



16264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damn this is good

BallsToTheWall
September 4th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

With artwork that good the music couldn't fail.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48y5f2yCMxw


RIP brother.......

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
September 4th 2013



16264 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah artwork is grim

ShadowRemains
September 4th 2013



20256 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

damn this is good


there was literally a 0.0000000001% chance that you wouldn't like it

BallsToTheWall
September 4th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

agreed

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
September 4th 2013



5921 Comments


Great review, sounds like something I would dig, since I worship Ulver and Primordial too.

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RobbaqPL
September 4th 2013



158 Comments


In case anyone's curious: the title of the album translates to "Where the moon mourns/weeps over dawn". Except "miesiąc" is an extremely archaic way to call the moon (it usually translates to "month").

BallsToTheWall
September 4th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good deal.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
September 4th 2013



49807 Comments


great summary

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greg84
Staff Reviewer
September 4th 2013



7323 Comments


"Except "miesiąc" is an extremely archaic way to call the moon (it usually translates to "month")."

I didn't know that. Thank you good sir.

Evreaia
September 5th 2013



3955 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

great stuff, checked it out last week

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turnip90210
September 5th 2013



308 Comments


I guess this merits a go. I don't care much for black metal or music from my homeland (no clue why, but I somehow have less respect for Polish bands), but you've piqued my interest.

BallsToTheWall
September 5th 2013



44164 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Must be because every other Polish bm band has a beef with the jews.



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