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Deviator / Press

“...i was completely blown away by the intense of that record & i would like to send you my deepest respect for your work on that album. really like the union between sound, songs, layout, lyrics etc .. you´ll know what i mean. this , our music, is so much more than only down tuned guitars & stupid growls.. your DEVIATOR sounds really archaic with that brutal vocals , harsh songs.. a great unity between dark intensity & brutal metal stuff.”

Anfreas Kauffman - words about "Fehu-Fohat-Fire" album

"Fehu-Fohat-Fire" has really great melodies which are what makes black metal such a fantastic style of music. A genre overlooked and misinterpreted by many who claim to love metal. For those who truly appreciate it you‘ll find this to be a raging but purifying experience. You have to know the subtly of hopelessness and lone darkness. Therefore, finding beauty in darkness.

“The closing song Burning Bridges Become Ashes. This sees Deviator switch back to their cold black metal sound. The rhythm section and the guitars seem a lot faster at times in this song, yet it still retains that melody which pleases me in black metal. It's kind of symphonic but not in a cheesy way. It adds a strong dimension to the album. That metal influence creeps in again at certain points, which again, is nice to hear. For someone who wasn't familiar with black metal below what was featured in the bigger metal publications, I feel at home listening to this. Fehu - Fohat - Fire is an assured record, which should help, gain Deviator more popularity, if they want it! It's well produced, well written and leaves you longing for eternal darkness!”

“After a 2nd listen of this album I can say this album is more of a EP then anything to me, but then again it is really their all so far last year but I am sure next year more Deviator is to come. I will end this review by saying I really enjoyed this release and kind send out of a copy to me from Lord Hastner, and it has been a pleasure listening to this album again since the day I got it. I must have had some things on my mind and I have been busy but nonetheless my review is here and I know it is not of short length but I wanted to touch on the details of all the songs and what to expect before someone bought it. It is worth a buy and is heavy through out. but as for the diversity, it was a album made with a lot of the efforts and right intentions but has the room for some improvements down the road.”

“A short full-length album in comparison to others, but think of other short full-lengths, that are often the better of a bands works, EG: early Gorgoroth. One thing Fehu-Fohat-Fire and other short full lengths have in common are; they’re albums that prove their worth and never overstay their welcome.”

"Fehu-Fohat-Fire" has really great melodies which are what makes black metal such a fantastic style of music. A genre overlooked and misinterpreted by many who claim to love metal. For those who truly appreciate it you‘ll find this to be a raging but purifying experience. You have to know the subtly of hopelessness and lone darkness. Therefore, finding beauty in darkness.

“Deviator's 3rd full length album, though clocking in at just over 30 minutes this is Deviator's greatest creation to date! Combining pagan lyrics with black metal, this is Bathory inspired greatness from Ukraine.”

“The production on "Voice of the Native Blood" is really obscure, but I love it! It has a really different feel, in the same way as when i first heard early Bathory....the sound is unlike anything Ive heard...almost shocking”

Nightwolf - Cold Northen Blood ( BM label from Canada)

“Deviator’s blend of black metal incorporates elements of death and pagan metal, reaching out to more than just the die-hard black metal listener. The production is rather professional sounding, yet the integrity of the album isn’t lost and it’s are firmly within the underground.”

“ Born one more malefic horde with the mission to in the face of earth through your blasphemic black metal there are 07 malefic celebration of pure and true black metal a true symphony in the name of satan in your music we can find all old feeling of real black metal very good album totally dedicated for those people can understand the true spirit of black metal”

“Альбом оставил о себе странное, но приятное впечатление, материал играет на чувствах слушателя, просто берет за душу. В общем, настоятельно рекомендую Deviator “Voice of the native blood” всем, не только тем, для кого понятия родной крови, родных земель не пустой звук, но и простым металхэдам – возможно эта работа пробудит все лучшее, что таится где-то внутри и заставит о многом задуматься.”

“ Подводя итог, скажу что “Mighty Black Inner Flame” удивляет слушателя своей легкостью восприятия. С музыкальной точки зрения все вещи альбома довольно просты, но не примитивны. Вот эта простота и подкупает непосредственностью и запоминаемостью. В общем, диск надолго обосновался в моем проигрывателе. Я уверен, что любителей качественного атмосферного black metal данный релиз не оставит разочарованными!”

“The highlight of the album however is, Undying Darkness. Which is a strange song indeed. The song is not long nor short and has a semi melodic death metal riff with a few alternative versions to that one riff. Some could categorize this is a chaotic song, and that seems to have been intentionally done. The actually songs insanity comes from the vocal work. The opening starts off with a spoken word passage by Moloch’s Sergiy in native language, reminds me much of Burzum’s Dunkleheit, from there…the song will corrupt the mind. His shrieking wails are haunting and powerful and rather random. There is just a lot of different vocal types layered on top of one another, spoken clear words, eerie whispering, black metal wails and cries….with some growls. The track describes it well, complete darkness…reminiscent of something out of the Twilight Zone. There seems to be no pattern at all to the vocals of any kind. Just pure chaos and demented entanglement.”

“The first track, “Forgotten Hope,” builds up and slowly pulls in clouds of organic density from start to finish. You can envision the sun rising above snow-tipped mountains, a running creek, forests of trees with light pouring in through their roofs, classic folk instrumental images. “The Last Day of Mankind” starts to crack into the black metal stockpile when Hastner’s vocals come in. His screams are legible to the point that you can tell they’re in Ukrainian, which adds more to the densly forested folk impact of “Mighty Black Inner Flame.” ”

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