Finally! The debut album by Bednja is out! I wrote couple of months ago about them in action doing an awesome live set, now it is time to review their debut studio effort!
Some portals and magazines call the music of this band a mixture of hardcore and black metal or post black metal, but to me this band is black metal with capital B. The trio from Varazdin, Croatia area has a great amount of experience playing for years in various bands in this northern underground scene. I think that experience enriched them as musicians and this band is an amalgamation of their group experience and the end product is just awesome. Through it all Bednja kept their unique original style.
The album contains a sort of intro and five excellent songs of sorrow, hope, anguish, darkness and the struggle with the inner demons combined in melody, aggression, catchy guitar hooks and memorable calmer but somehow eerie atmospheric parts. The vocals are dual, one being harsh and raw, the other more screeching black metal voice. What makes me love this band even more are their great lyrics and also all of them are in Croatian language which is rare nowadays with the bands playing similar music. All of the songs are excellent, but if I must choose I will say “Ledena palača”(eng,Ice Palace) is my favourite song. This is for sure an album of the month.
Follow Bednja: https://www.facebook.com/bednja666/