Da 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. Interested?
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. Trouble looming over the horizon, which is exactly what we want, when looking at such a record. And indeed, the first sounds on this frozen début concoction called Litourgyia are … chants. And once you think you are safe, then – wham – goes the metal – mainly of the Black and Doom kind. [...]