Dude, we have got something truly special for your little ears this morning — something from the band Kauan, who are based out of the Ukraine but hail from Chelyabinsk, Russia.
Today, we’re streaming a song off of the band’s fifth release, Pirut — an album delayed by a meteor, if you can believe that.
You may recall that, last February, a large meteor exploded over that very same Russian town, while the band was actively mixing Pirut; the band survived the incident unscathed, but others were not as lucky.
The album’s cover references the meteor explosion, but who knows if the lyrics do at all; they could have changed them after the fact, but they’re all in Finnish, so I can’t tell.
How’s that happen?
Anyways, Pirut is a shining example of Kauan’s own brooding style of funeral doom. This won’t be a breakdown-heavy joint to stir up that pit mindset. This is pensive shit. If you dig Alcest, proceed. Agalloch? Proceed. Even Godspeed You! Black Emperor? Indeed, proceed.
But if that sounds boring to you (and it very well could), turn right around and go back to listening to Pantera.
If you’re still with me, good. I think this is a compelling track off of an album that’s intended to be listened to as a single piece. Either way, I think you should check out this track, which you won’t hear anywhere else.
Pirut comes out December 15, and in my opinion, is worthy of your time. This song should was among my favorite so if you don’t dig this, you won’t like the album.
But if you do like “II,” man — December 15 can’t come soon enough.
Give it a chance.