Drudkh - A Few Lines In Archaic Ukrainian Digi-CD
Their latest offering, A Few Lines in Archaic Ukrainian, is in fact less of a studio album and more of a compilation of their previous three Split albums, collaborating with Hades Almighty of Norway (One Who Talks With The Fog / Pyre Era, Black!, 2016), Grift of Sweden (Betrayed By The Sun / Mirages, 2016) and Paysage D’hiver of Switzerland (Somewhere Sadness Wanders / Schnee (IV), 2017). From each of these splits, two songs were put on this album.
Few Lines in Archaic Ukrainian, albeit a compilation album, is as essential Drudkh as any other album on the revered discography of these Ukrainian reclusive masterminds. The sound of the album is unique in a way that clean production of raw musicianship is the dominant sound of the album. They have taken their early days’ raw force and vitality and unrestrained oomph and given it the hard-earned touch of 17-year-old quality and polished this gem.