Season of Mist now completes their successful venture of re-releasing DRUDKH’s complete back catalogue with “Estrangement”. Despite being a true and mysterious underground phenomenon with a strict policy of not playing live, not doing interviews and not releasing any band pictures, the Ukrainians managed to sell thousands of records by word of mouth alone. After the success DRUDKH harvested with their first release on Season of Mist “Microcosmos”, Season of Mist decided to have DRUDK’s full back catalogue made available again, complete with carefully restored and improved sound as well as a new artwork. “Estrangement” (2007) saw the Ukrainians returning to their harsh Black Metal sound including blast beats, after the heavily Folklore inspired and partly acoustic “Songs of Grief and Solitude” (2006). With its clear and dark songwriting the band created an album that could nearly be called catchy, considering the genre, and even features some haunting solo parts. The lyrics on “Estrangement” are entirely derived from the words of the Ukrainian poet Oleh Olzhych. This masterpiece is now made available again in a much improved packaging.
1. Solitary Endless Path
2. Skies at Our Feet
3. Where Horizons End
4. Only the Wind Remembers My Name