This thing is absolutely fierce. I came for the artwork and stayed for the relentlessness. Every track is well written and flows very well and the pacing is spot on.
Favorite track: Dies Irae - Lacrimosa.
The Canadian religious black metal enigma GEVURAH have slowly been shaping their ritualistic blueprint on virulent spiritual black metal sophistication for several years, giving the duo of GEVURAH, consisting of X.T. (vocals/all instruments/production) and A.L. (guitars/bass), a reputation as one Canada’s most promising black metal prospects. With their debut full-length album “Hallelujah!” (which follows their well received “Necheshirion” EP from 2013 and features the incredible transcendent art of Denis Forkas), GEVURAH’s awareness will be felt throughout the black metal underground as a formidable and spiritual force within it.
Through “Hallelujah!”, GEVURAH have unearthed an overwhelming layered black metal masterwork through seven massive epochal hymns that encompass a furious, dark, and unforgiving nature to them while at the same time harness a sophistication and complexity through this unparalleled vision of otherworldly spiritual black metal levitation.
released June 3, 2016
Produced/engineered/mixed by X.T.
Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege
Front and back cover artwork by Denis Forkas
Design by Chimere Noire
The Best Batushka album so far. A Black Metal Classic!!!
There are few albums that I can listen to from start to finish without skipping a track and this is on the top of the list. You almost have to listen to the album as a whole.
Do yourself a favor and buy this album
The true follow up to this album is Krzysztof Drabikowski Панихида (Panihida). Bart's Раскол / Raskol EP is also a good follow up to this album as well just not as close as Panihida sounds.