Chuck Schuldiner Project

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Koldobstvo - Ni Tsarya, Ni Boga

Grandiose, reverbed out black metal from an anonymous source and come to life during the COVID 19 pandemic? Yeah that sounds like something that I want in my ear holes. Koldovstvo are an intricate and exciting black metal band whose sound, while very lo fi retains a certain poetic beauty that is hard to ignore and speaks to the larger talent behind the new album Ni Tsarya, Ni Boga. It's strange and powerful stuff, exactly the sort of music that makes for a great Sunday listen and which is continually a delight to fully lose yourself in as we stare at the one year mark of the COVID crisis. 

The waves of guitars and surprising melodies that define this record are utterly fascinating. Meanwhile, the vocals, which range from potent growls to washed out cleans have a certain strange humanity all to themselves that I find really entrancing. It's a delight to really sink your teeth into the shrieks that define 'IV' or the oddly mesmerizing chants of 'III'. While usually I find albums where the song titles are just numbers to be a bit pedantic on Ni Tsarya, Ni Boga it makes a strange sort of sense, reflecting the elegance of the work and the way that it all flows together one piece at a time. Honestly - what more could you want from it? 

There is a lot to delve into with Koldovstvo and this initial ululation is one that has more than provoked my interest. It's a delight to really spend time unlocking the various layers and reveling in the simple magic of black metal witchcraft. They do a wonderful job of building on classic ideas and providing an ethereal and mystical record that will leave you begging for more. It's an excellent weekend listen and a record that leaves listeners asking questions. To press play on Ni Tsarya, Ni Boga is to start a remarkable journey. It's on you to take the first step. 

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