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by Gosudar

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King of Pain 04:39
My lands are full of torture. Traitors are choked with blood. They’ve chosen the wrong way to pray the false Gods. Abandoned in my land, Rejected in my love. With bloody sword I’ll be God’s right hand. It’s my destiny to be the King of Pain. It’s my destiny to be the King of Pain. In my dreams I see a black ocean. Full of godless creatures, I will drown them In their own blood. Time has come to end the history. I’m the last and only GOSUDAR.
Anathema 04:29
Priests! Traitors spawn! Forbidding me to Marry my queen. In Hell's fire My revenge Now kiss the cross Of viperous steel. You’ve denied My love’s divine. You’ve disobeyed My sacred will. I spit on your cross, You are the beast That comes to eat my soul. Priests are filled with lust. Churches are buildtwith greed. Your preaching is the disease, That makes my crown bleed. Why do I need your cross, When your God will not kneel before me: My power, my will and my love. I will desecrate your church, I will take all your lands. And your God shall demise in pain.


Death metal written on ancient manuscripts and delivered with a menacing scowl, this 2 song demo from Russia’s Gosudar offers a heavy dose of darkness and foreboding atmospheres, ruthless in execution as it builds to majestic heights, only to be torn down in crushing, doom filled waves of cyclonic destruction. Suffocating and bleak, and yet epic and sweeping, Gosudar should find immediate appeal among fans of Incantation, Dead Congregation and Cruciamentum.

"Rather than delivering their death blow by means of overt brutality, Russia's Gosudar deals, quite comfortably, in atmosphere. Nearly qualifying as doom at times, the emphasis on establishing a dense and foreboding ambiance takes priority over burly riffage. The comparison to Cruciamentum feels particularly apt--much like their abyssal forefathers, Gosudar excel at building a track to a natural pinnacle, before breaking it down to its gloomiest elements. While this formula applies to both tracks, it feels best executed on King of Pain, which features a wonderfully aggressive vocal climax at the peak of a progressively intense instrumental climb. While the guitar tone, in particular, is much heavier than something dredged from the catacombs of Grave Miasma, second track Anathema recalls a keen ability to lead the listener through a series of increasingly heavy passages." Sleeping Village Reviews


released January 29, 2019


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