Monday, February 17, 2014

Dogma - "Ethnic-Methnic" [2009]

Artist: Dogma
Title: Ethnic-Methnic
Genre: Folk Metal/Rock/Cabaret
Country: Armenia
Year: 2009

Track List:
  1. Khaghers
  2. Hars
  3. Renaissance
  4. Aneres
  5. Artnacum
  6. Heqiat
  7. Tsov Tsirani
  8. Khoskap
  9. Aystegh Kmnam
  10. Limbo (bonus track)
  11. Qez Ognir (bonus track)
And here's some really folk-influenced Armenian metal... well, I admit it's hardly metal. There are some metal elements for sure, but for the most part it's just progressive/ethno-rock with female vocals. They have released one more album in 2013, but I didn't find it to be as interesing as their debut one.

The musicianship on "Ethnic-Methnic" is very good, but the music itself is quite unusual, so I'd recommend to get some knowledge of more mainstream Armenian music before listening to Dogma. I personally like this (for example):

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