Wedrujacy Wiatr
Zorzysta Staje Ocma


4.0
excellent

Review

by Have you tried jamming Helcaraxe? CONTRIBUTOR (136 Reviews)
February 13th, 2022 | 17 replies


Release Date: 2022 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Shatter the coils.

There is something far reaching about the solace of the world outside our belovedly warm comforts in our homes. I am not sure if I am alone in this (I like to imagine I am not) but many times I cannot help but ponder if there is a point to the rapid and shallow industrialization of the world, if a grassroots return is any sort of lifestyle to achieve. It's something more of a wish; that if one wanted to eschew the suffocating bewilderment of the surrounding world they'd have to do away with convenience and shake off certain social connections. The resulting lifestyle would be a natural one-as our earthly cradle would rather appreciate. On the other hand, this could be viewed as a lazy way to avoid the challenges and possibilities that this intricate social web allows us. Maybe it is the ultimate goal and destiny of humankind to raze the earth and turn it into a coveted and lucrative superpower that produces and provides for the ever growing demand for food and oil and electricity. Maybe it's all a big sham that each human must attempt to untangle until we absolve ourselves of our greater societal problems.

The grassroots approach sure as hell sounds a lot simpler. Let's return to that aforementioned solace. Zorzysta Staje Oćma is that comfort. It is that feeling of peering from a hillside beyond a dense thicket of trees blanketed with snow. It is the petrichor that wafts after a fresh spring rain, carrying with it the therapeutic scents of freshly budding flowers. It is a simple and joyous representation of the fruits that the world has borne to us, accomplished through hypnotic murky tremolos, graceful synth work and distant harsh echoes that weave through the work like a wistful breeze. Wistful, as while the record is beautiful and loving, it is equally weighed down with yearning. "Góra, Która Jest Ogniem" encapsulates this towards the end, as the riffs become sluggish and heavy, leading into a deeply mournful spoken word.

Of course, this would not be the only example of hypnotic and languid ambiance that permeates the grandeur of this record. In fact, Wędrujący Wiatr has always had a deep fondness for spoken word elements, as O Turniach has also presented often. Here, however, they hold much greater prominence (and weight) throughout the record. "Rzeka, Która Jest Światłem" begins in the same manner as "Gora" ends. Hypnotic, poetic, and perhaps just as if not more passionately imbued with longing. A desire to see the world turn away the shallow chains of modernity that is humanity's greatest blessing and curse. With the strength of this ideology being the driving motif of their sound, it is a little difficult for this to be (at least, for this particular reviewer) approached from a more critical lense (as I feel maybe it should be). It appeals to my admittedly selfish desires. To abolish the life I have and run from my fear and confusion and sustain myself in an isolated cabin hidden amongst the great pinewood forests of Maine. This, for various understandable reasons, cannot happen, but Wędrujący Wiatr make it feel as if I am already there, while I sit on my impressively beaten futon in the warmth of my apartment. I think that, for the time being, I will take this with gratitude.



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Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
February 13th 2022


10036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

120th review? Shit not bad lol

I'm happy to stay on a consistent streak. I wasn't quite sure where to start with this one considering I almost certainly hold a moderate level of bias towards this band.

Any feedback is appreciated I hope yall dig this!

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
February 14th 2022


18258 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dug this album. Will be back for some feedback if I remember around the kids.

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
February 14th 2022


10036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

You jam any of their previous material before?

If you dig this you'd probably really like O Turniach. It's like this but a bit less synthy and more explosive.

Gnocchi
Staff Reviewer
February 14th 2022


18258 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Only Tam..., although it's pretty far from memory right now.

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
February 14th 2022


11595 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

O Turniach is one of my comfort black metal albums. Used to think the really muted production was a negative, but it makes it such a warm, dreamy experience.

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
February 14th 2022


10036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah it does

It's so pleasant and fuzzy

Orb
February 15th 2022


9387 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

What a lovely album. Great review!

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
February 16th 2022


10036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

It is! Wedrujacy makes me feel so warm and elated and cozy lol

Glad you enjoyed it brother

BallsToTheWall
February 17th 2022


51236 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Amazing band!

Sunnyvale
Staff Reviewer
February 17th 2022


5916 Comments

Album Rating: 3.8

Really nice review, Dedes! Given this a few spins now, great stuff

alkostach
February 21st 2022


277 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Ah! I'm in love with this album.



I really like your review. I wrote something in a similar vain, of course limited to my writing abilities as a non-native speaker of English with a degree in construction engineering which definitely does not develop any soft skills. Had I read your review beforehand I'd probably drop it, but alas it's done and pending on Metal Archives. Once (and if) the gatekeepers of Metal Archives approve, I'd like to put it here as well, if you don't mind.



Cheers to the good music and this amazing review of yours.

Dedes
Contributing Reviewer
February 21st 2022


10036 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lmao bro you don't need my approval

For that matter regardless of if something has a writeup or not it's always good to shoot your shot and read what makes a record special to you.

Stoked to read it w/e it comes

ToSmokMuzyki
February 21st 2022


10901 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

nazi band

alkostach
February 21st 2022


277 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah, I realize that I don't need to ask, but it's a new album, released not so long ago, still fresh, and I believe we share similar sentiment when it comes to this one, which resulted in some parallels between what we wrote. Either way thanks.

Evreaia
March 9th 2022


5405 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this slaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaps

NightOnDrunkMountain
Contributing Reviewer
March 16th 2024


653 Comments


Really solid album

Pikazilla
March 16th 2024


29817 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

amazing band yeah



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