|CD REVIEW Oprich / Piarevaracien / Chur|
Band: Oprich / Piarevaracien / Chur
Triunity has been created as a concept, as an idea behind kinship, the historical and cultural way. It’s a trespassing of national borders, it’s a focus on common roots and brotherhood throughout centuries of permanent evolution. It’s a means to express a mutual passion for their Slavonic identity at the one hand, as well as their passion for Folk Metal at the other. Triunity is a split with three bands from three (sort of) befriended countries from the former USSR: Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. It’s a statement of national pride that needs no narrow-mindedly created official borders.
Each of them appear with three tracks, and the whole lasts for forty four minutes. Yet a warning be said: don’t expect any Pagan-Black Metal to hear; this compilation puts its finger on Tradition and Folk, and not necessarily aggression or war-lust.
Triunity opens with Russia’s Oprich, a Folk Metal formation founded almost fifteen years ago, and therefore the ‘oldest’ band on this split. It’s not their first acknowledgement with Chur (see further); there was a split by those two acts before: Z Moroku & Ognecvet, released in 2008 through Stellar Winter.
Next come Minsk, Belarus, based act Piarevaracien (which means something like ‘werewolf’), a Pagan-band that started in the middle of former decade. They did release a couple of full lengths before, which did well in the local Folk / Pagan-scene, but this band did not ‘reach’ outside former CCCP’s borders - yet.
The split-album, which comes in a rather limited (and hand-numbered) edition, ends with Ukraine’s Chur, a band that originally started as a one-man band in 2005. They might be especially known for their 2009-Casus Belli Musica-release Lykho, which was pretty well received all over the borderless (read: international) Pagan-areas.
I won’t give a score, not for each band separated, not a general one, for these three bands being too distinctive from each other, and because, well, just because.