Thursday, December 22, 2016

Псы Байаная - "Муус" [2016]

Artist: Псы Байаная
Title: Муус
Genre: Folk Metal, Melodic Death Metal
Country: Russia (Yakutia a/k/a Sakha Republic)
Release date: 2016

Track List:
  1. Хоту хайалара (Mountains of the North)
  2. Дьол кута (Lost Happiness)
  3. Тымныы оҕуһа (The Great Bull of Cold)
The only Yakut folk metal band I know of, Hounds of Bayanay were formed in Yakutsk a couple of years ago. The material presented on their debut EP, which was released just a couple of months ago, is fairly good, although the mix could be better (the vocals frequently get "buried" by the music). It's folk metal, but with significant MDM influences which I'm not a big fan of, but the uniqueness of its "folk" side is the reason enough to check out this EP. As for it's cover, it's quite beautiful, but that pseudo-runic font is a bit too overused by now. Overall, if you liked the debut album of Aq Bure (HoB's friends from Tatarstan) and want to hear more ethno-metal in the same vein, with predominately femal vocals, check out this.

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