10 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

It has been a tumultuous few years for Polish black metal outfit Batushka since they released their bewitching 2015 opus, Litourgiya. As of December 2018, there are two versions of the band—one helmed by Krzysztof Drabikowski, one by Bartłomiej Krysiuk, both of whom insist they kicked the other out of Batushka. Hospodi is the initial release from Krysiuk’s version, and presents a slick, spooky take on modern black metal that—thanks to an aesthetic heavily influenced by the Eastern Orthodox Church—is more outright spiritual than satanic. The stately “Wieczernia” indulges in some black ’n’ roll moments, while the more atmospheric “Polunosznica” is punctuated by otherworldly vocals and furious blastbeats, and doomy album closer “Liturgiya” finishes off the ritual with an echoing liturgical chant.

EDITORS’ NOTES

It has been a tumultuous few years for Polish black metal outfit Batushka since they released their bewitching 2015 opus, Litourgiya. As of December 2018, there are two versions of the band—one helmed by Krzysztof Drabikowski, one by Bartłomiej Krysiuk, both of whom insist they kicked the other out of Batushka. Hospodi is the initial release from Krysiuk’s version, and presents a slick, spooky take on modern black metal that—thanks to an aesthetic heavily influenced by the Eastern Orthodox Church—is more outright spiritual than satanic. The stately “Wieczernia” indulges in some black ’n’ roll moments, while the more atmospheric “Polunosznica” is punctuated by otherworldly vocals and furious blastbeats, and doomy album closer “Liturgiya” finishes off the ritual with an echoing liturgical chant.

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Ratings and Reviews

1.5 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

grindbox ,

Fake

This is not the real band the vocalist Bart is trying to steal the band from Krysztof the creative song writter ''Христофор'' name he used in Batushka.please help spread the word and support Krysztof Drabrikowski the real Batushka

Lenierfenix ,

This isn’t Batushka

Awful you can steal the name of the band but can’t steal the talent. .|.

Jakekinsch ,

This is not Batushka

I'm surprised this is even up considering the court order that bart can't do anything with the batushka name. The real babushka has a single out from the upcoming album "Панихида". You can find Песнь 1 on youtube, and when you listen to it, you can tell it is the real thing. Not this ripoff, stolen identity version.