WINDSWEPT stream new PRIMITIVE REACTION EP at Black Metal Promotion – features members of DRUDKH, PAYSAGE D’ HIVER, RUINS OF BEVERAST+++

Today, Ukrainian black metallers Windswept stream the entirety of their highly anticipated new mini-album, Der eine, wahre König, at the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Set for international release on June 21st via Primitive Reaction, hear Windswept‘s Der eine, wahre König in its entirety exclusively HERE.

Windswept is yet another creative vehicle for the esteemed Roman Saenko, known worldwide for his pioneering work in Drudkh and Hate Forest among others. While most of his musical creations stem from black metal, thankfully, Windswept is consistent in this regard and unapologetically restrictive, retaining Saenko’s characteristically hypnotic riffing coasting atop a wintry atmosphere.

Now, after a couple albums with Season of Mist, Windswept join forces with Primitive Reaction, who released the debut album of his Precambrian project in 2020, with the brand-new mini-album Der eine, wahre König. Uniquely, this four-song / 28-minute recording features two equally esteemed vocalists – Winterherr of Paysage D’ Hiver, and Meilenwald of Ruins of Beverast – with both men splitting duties evenly. Indeed, with such a structure, Der eine, wahre König is a portrait of evenness: unwavering, unflinching, immovable, engrossing. Movement manifests in subtlety, as is Saenko’s stock in trade; further and deeper listens reveal a wealth of nuance even if it’s not always apparent. All four tracks comprising the record feature all-German lyrics, evoking a different-yet-related sense of austerity from the mainman’s proudly Ukrainian ruminations, and both vocalists rise to the challenge of pushing their respective throats to the limit whilst remaining rooted to Windswept‘s core consistency. That Der eine, wahre König attacks from the very first second and successively expands, concluding with the near-11-minute “Jedes Todes Lohn,” and retains its astute balance of urgency and epicness speaks to Saenko’s never-faltering mastery.

In the leadup to its international release this Friday, hear Der eine, wahre König in its entirety exclusively HERE, courtesy of the Black Metal Promotion YouTube channel. Cover and tracklisting are as follows:

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Tracklisting for Windswept’s Der eine, wahre König
1. Verbrannte Brücken [5:25]
2. Die Bürde der Erinnerungen [7:04]
3. Drangsal [5:03]
4. Jedes Todes Lohn [10:32]


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