This is an Instrumental/Ambient Album!
The new Bergrizen Black Metal Album "Die Falle" will be ready until end of 2023!
For 15 years now, BERGRIZEN have been standard-bearers for the new wave of Ukrainian black metal which honors the old. The work of one Myrd'raal, BERGRIZEN have released five studio albums and even a live album, nearly all of which have been released in some manner by PURITY THROUGH FIRE.
Now, some six years since that last studio album, BERGRIZEN prepare a unique full-length as a precursor to their next album. Titled Orathania, the record marks a new approach to creation for the band. Otherworldly to the max, BERGRIZEN's approach here is largely based on alternately stirring/soothing ambient with a touch of dark folk and fierce-yet-fleeting moments of black metal. Almost entirely instrumental with some blackened ululations, Orathania inhabits its own world and wholly transports the listener into this magical realm; it will take you on a journey through picturesque landscapes and ancient spirits, as every song represents the ethnocultural regions of Ukraine - the album title itself, actually, means the poetic name of Ukraine. The music was composed by the band's drummer, except for some of the tracks that were taken from the archive of traditional Ukrainian music; Myrd'raal together with the guest musicians Olgerd (Kroda) and Ogrim (ex-BERGRIZEN guitarist, Wolftomb) also contributed to the album's creation.
While we wait for the next regular BERGRIZEN album to be released by PURITY THROUGH FIRE, it should be noted that Orathania is more than just a stopgap recording: it is dedicated to their motherland Ukraine and the whole Ukrainian nation, which is unprecedently fighting for freedom.