Batushka: Hospodi or Panihida? A controversy made in Black Metal Hell!

What a sad pickle.

At the very end of 2015, RockmusicRaider covered this unknown band called Batushka. A new star on the Black Metal horizon serving us Litourgyia on a platter of mightily sepulchral orthodox chanting.

Apparently from Poland, but very secretive at first, they unloaded their unholy wares on the unsuspecting metal crowd. With an unprecedented success to boot. Specialists and critics gushed over the record as if there was no tomorrow. Finally, a band emerged that could slake that blinding thirst for some real Black Metal in a dry desert populated by posers and wannabe … [...] Click to raid more!

Batushka – Litourgyia (2015) – Review

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RockmusicRaider Review - Batushka - Litourgyia - Album CoverDa Pacem Domine?

For sure not in Batushka‘s first studio record Litourgyia. This album is going to get worse as it progresses. And it has this friggin’ tendency to keep you on your toes, and not grant you one tranquil moment to calm down and contemplate your situation.

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And I quote: “Band members are unknown, but they are from well-known bands.” We are told that the band is – supposedly – from Poland. And this fits and it does not bode well. There’s trouble looming over the horizon. Which is – of course – exactly what [...] Click to raid more!