- 140g vinyl, black or smoke blue
- double sided 12" insert with glossy finish
- black poly-lined inner sleeve
- housed on 350g jackets with glossy finish
- inside flooded in black and PVC sleeve.
One of the most exceptionally accomplished new hordes SIGNAL REX has come across in recent memory, Bohemia's BRAN are a power-trio of ancient black metal might and majesty. To be sure, they exhibit the splendorous, spellbinding riff-sorcery so endemic to their country's black metal idiom, but instead of hypnotizing monochromaticism, BRAN's epic constructions are always unfolding, always blossoming with a strict sense of narrative flow, surprising and engaging at every turn. Indeed, their Odcházení debut is a march across rarefied lands, for not only does it retain palatably clear production, rendering their ruminations in their most powerful state, but there's a pronounced grounding in actual METAL here - but thankfully, without any goofy party posturing or "metal brotherhood" bollocks.
No, this is the sound of swords sharpened and chainmail donned, grim resolve as the battle approaches; BRAN see the struggle ahead, and they've created the bloodily majestic / majestically bloody map for it.
Taste their Czech steel with Odcházení!
- VOJTĚCH „BLACKWILD“ ČERNÝ – guitars, vocals, synths
- S. VÁCLAV KOBYLÁK – bass guitar
- YGRAEN ORLOK – drums
All music by BRAN
All lyrics written by BLACKWILD
Guitars, bass, vocals, synths and lyrics written and recorded by BLACKWILD.
Bass on „Skrytá místa“ written by S. VÁCLAV KOBYLÁK.
English lyrics translations by S. VÁCLAV KOBYLÁK.
Song arrangements by BLACKWILD and YGRAEN ORLOK.
Drums written and recorded by YGRAEN ORLOK.
Artwork: PAVLÍNA KOVAŘÍKOVÁ, 2022.
Mixed by BLACKWILD and YGRAEN ORLOK.
Mastered by ENORMOUS DOOR MASTERING.