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Hey, welcome to the forum. You know, at first I was thinking this is very nice but not really my type of metal, but half way through it occurred this totally my kind of metal. You all are defiantly what I consider to be a generous band, and seeing your footage I get the sense that you are really sharing your selves and being genuine people. That is really awesome, and I admire you drummer a lot to boot, he seems really top notch. I would be stocked to see you live if I ever got the chance. I'll just add that I'm very intrigued by Poland as a country and have long wanted to travel there. Anyway I hope you like it here on the forum and stick around a bit. 

 

I am hearing Przasniczka now and loving it. Your music is really beautiful, I could listen to it all day, especially in Polish. You the best band to promote it's self here in a long while. I feel like if I went on any more it would get embarrassing, so You'll have to make due with this for now. 

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Wow, thank You sooo much for all this kind words! :wub: Prząśniczka, 972, Silitian Tale, Karczma Rzym and Wataha are the songs from our EP "Wataha". It's available to download from last.fm I think and from other places (but as it's an EP the quality sucks alot). We hope to release our debut longplay in March/April. As for the genre - we never knew what we're exactly playing, because as You'll hear on our debut we range from shamanic black metal, calm folk ballads to progressive and power metal, I guess some people will complain that we're too diverse :P 

One of our songs especially is very experimental and we recorded our first video clip to this song. It's "Wiedźma" (The Witch) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBJUUd_p220

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6 hours ago, LilleFloytist said:

 As for the genre - we never knew what we're exactly playing, because as You'll hear on our debut we range from shamanic black metal, calm folk ballads to progressive and power metal, I guess some people will complain that we're too diverse :P 

One of our songs especially is very experimental and we recorded our first video clip to this song. It's "Wiedźma" (The Witch) 

As for genre, when i'm telling my friends what a great band you are, I'm going to describe you as "Slavic Folk Metal" unless you would object to that classification. If you do object to that then speak up fast as I'll be turning my drummer friend onto you at lunch time (in about 3 hours), and it would be great to avoid confusion. I feel sure that he is not going to object to Helroth's excess of musical diversity, so take heart there.

The background singing sounds like some examples of Balkan Woman's Choirs that we heard a lot of here in the USA at some point in the 90's, if I recall the time period well. That choral sound appeared in several movies (my first introduction was in a Japanese Anime called Achera or something like that? someone here will surly know that movie's actual name). Anyway I love that strange haunting dissonant harmony.

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2 hours ago, GorboGorboze said:

 

The background singing sounds like some examples of Balkan Woman's Choirs that we heard a lot of here in the USA at some point in the 90's, if I recall the time period well. That choral sound appeared in several movies (my first introduction was in a Japanese Anime called Achera or something like that? someone here will surly know that movie's actual name). Anyway I love that strange haunting dissonant harmony.

My favorite recordings of that particular stuff are on the original "Les Mystère des Voix Bulgares" recording, released in the 70s - some of the recordings on that disc date back to the 50s. Lovely sound quality. You can get it as a four-CD set including more recent recordings. Also, check out this awesome field recording of women from Chechnya, singing in a similar style. The folk music from that region is amazing. 

https://petitesplanetes.bandcamp.com/album/nur-zhovkhar-songs-from-chechnya

 

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