HELLVETO - Damnaretis

1. Damnaretis
2. Żałobny taniec
3. Właśnie tam...
4. Syreni płacz
5. Sznur odkupienia
6. Grudniowy zmierzch
7. Krocząc ciernistą aleją
8. Konający anioł
9. Bez odwrotu
10. Nefaria



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album info:

artist: HELLVETO
title: Damnaretis
playing time: 53:01
release date: 17.09.2012
catalogue number: MOON 082
style: orchestral pagan black metal
availability: available

  • brand new, eminent full-lenght album from HELLVETO!
  • ten new, full-fledged symphonic compositions, that are just as complex as ever, working in tandem with a bed of pagan black metal to provide an unparalleled listening experience
  • unique, sophisticated, evolutionary, potent, dynamic.. the HELLVETO's quality is, as usual, essentially unmatched
  • a must for the fans who have followed the band through the years
  • available as 6 pannel glossy DIGIPACK CD
  • pre-listening at Pagan Records HAULIX and PROMONETICS (exlusively for magazines, webzines, radio stations and other media)

Being around for nearly seventeen years now, and having the dozen of albums released, HELLVETO is much respected act in the today's pagan black metal underground scene. Leading by LON, as the one and only composer and craftsman behind the entity, HELLVETO started with the intention of honouring proud and barbarian Slavonic ancestral heritage through their triumphant orchestral black metal.

The new album "Damnaretis"is by far the most complete, coherent and aggressive recording HELLVETO has done to date, both musically and production-wise. The album was recorded and mixed with LON himself handling all the production duties and performing all the instruments, including the entirely live drums, live violins and acoustic guitars. The instrumentation and it's interplay would have you believe a whole band is doing this.

"Damnaretis" contains all the elements and atmosphere that can be find on the previous records, sewing together the sinister black metal attitude with along with a more exotic, medieval charm and epic and beautiful classical orchestration. The end product is the epitome of unconventional, a must for the fans who have followed the band through the years as well as for the new ones.




Hellveto, Orchestral Pagan Black Metal one man band from Polland, has been proving us how dinamic and imaginative a band can be. Not many bands can release so many albums in only ten years! Their latest one was released in September 2012 and its called Damnaretis
Artwork represents a skull within which you can see the woods in a very gelid image. Very pretty and romantic.
The album contains 10 tracks all following the same line of composition.
Every song is very strong, full, warm, there are no empty spaces here, everything is filled up to the top. 
Almost all the songs have a very interesting orchestration at the beginning, introducing us to what is the core of Hellveto: The emotional melody, sometimes filled with growling voice, sometimes filled with clean transparent voices, accompanied by the potent guitar riffs and the always crescent atmosphere and rhythm and the folk influence. Very symphonic, this album really makes a perfect connection and exotic mixture between the folk and pagan music and sounds with the traditional Black Metal. All the songs seem to be linked to each other as a whole. The medieval sounds are there as expected, as well as the mystic sounds supporting everything else.
Doesn't matter how many albums Hellveto already released, that doesn't make the band  more trivial. Damnaretis is truly enchanting, just like a battle soundtrack.
There's not much more to say about it really. If you are looking for something different, something more organic and potent with a little bit of chaos in between, give a listen to Damnaretis
Lachryma Christii Zine


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