Сивый Яр (Sivyj Yar) & Hermóðr – The Unmourned Past & A Place of Eternal Twilight (2016)

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Author: Crono

Artist: Сивый Яр (Sivyj Yar) & Hermóðr

Album: The Unmourned Past & A Place of Eternal Twilight

Labels: Independent

Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal

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Sivyj Yar – Burial Shrouds (2015)

Author: Crono

Artist: Сивый Яр (Sivyj Yar)

Album: Поминальные холсты (Burial Shrouds)

Label: Avantgarde Music

 

There is something very unique about how Sivyj Yar approaches black metal. Just listen to the first song off this album and you will know what I mean. There is simple happiness to that lead guitar riff. It just doesn’t make sense. The vocals are howling and tortured, the music is clearly black metal, but those riffs just sound so positive. This is, surprisingly, the fifth album from Russian one-man black metal outfit Сивый Яр, better known as Sivyj Yar to non-Russian speakers. Continue reading