Monday 2 January 2012


Free Download Re1ikt Album «Reki prabili liod»

Re1ikt is a Sludge/Post-Metal Band from Belarus now based in Russia.

Band Member Vitaly emailed me about his truly brilliant band. This is what he had to say about his superb band.

"We would like to introduce you the band and our latest album called "Reki prabili liod" (Rivers broke through the ice). It is the first Belarussian-languaged post-metal album. Also it has some progressive and Belarussian folk music influence. Mayby it doesn`t sound like typical post-metal record, but we believe we do something really special. This album is the modern look on Belarussian traditions and culture."

Well what more can I add to Vitaly’s great description. Well are Re1ikt a Post-Metal Band. All I can answer is they are and they are not.

To most people they will fall under that description. But they guys are more than that. Especially on their brilliant 2011 new album available for free download. – “Reki prabili liod” which translates as “Rivers broke through the ice”.

This is a 7-song 62 minute thrill ride of brilliant Experimental Sludge/Post-Metal. The band incorporates Folk, Doom, Stoner, and Sludge into their unique blend of Post-Metal.

Who cares that all the vocals are sung in the band’s native tongue. You can still hear the emotion coming through Vitaly’s vocals. This is proper emotional Experimental Post-Metal on a grand scale.

If you’re into TOOL, ISIS and Neurosis then you will hear a direct influence but these guys make their own mark on the genre to brilliant effect.

Their new album is simply brilliant. I can’t rate it highly enough. Full of top-notch Sludge/Post-Metal Riffs that incorporates the genres listed above to brilliant effect.

Re1ikt really do know how to write a truly brilliant emotional tune that really does tug at the heart strings even though there are no English lyrics or vocals. But please don’t let that put you off as you are missing something truly special.

The band has crafted a brilliant album that needs to be heard by a bigger audience as possible. This was 62 mins I would listen to time and time again. It simply is a brilliant and unique album. Superbly played and produced by all involved. Re1ikt are a truly exceptionally talented band that everyone needs to check out.

Their new album is full of epic tracks. Some of them go past the 10 minute mark. They have the quiet/loud aspect of Post-Metal played to perfection. You know when the album is in quiet Post-Rock/Ambient mode a loud riff will kick in triumphantly. And it does time and time again.

Brilliant. Just Brilliant. I can’t recommend this album highly enough.

You can download this album for free from their official website. What is even more is that Re1ikt are a prolific band in their own right. You can download their other brilliant albums as well.

I have been listening to their other releases and I was astonished by the quality releases the band actually has. This is where I advise the guys are not exactly Post-Metal. Especially on the brilliant releases Vytoki and Home Songs.

Now Re1ikt now go into Acoustic Rock, Folk, Prog Rock on their other superb releases. All available for free download from their brilliant website.

This shows why I think Re1ikt are a truly exceptional band in the realm of Experimental Rock/Sludge/Post-Metal.

On their other releases I can only compare Re1ikt to legends Neurosis. As they now venture into other areas of Rock/Metal music on their other brilliant releases.
So check out the other brilliant Re1ikt releases to get the bigger picture of these truly wonderful experimental Sludge/Post-Metal Band.

What is even more Re1ikt even have another side of the band called Re123+.

Re123+ is the more experimental side of Re1ikt brilliant music. This is where the guys venture into Drone/Ambient/Noise side of things.

They have a few releases to check out as well. They released their proper debut MAGI in 2010 to acclaim on the web. Unfortunately this release is not available for free download.

I have listened to the Re123+ side of their brilliant music. And it’s full of top-notch Drone Based Ambient/Noise/Doom rock/metal with a great experimental feel.

So if your into Drone/Ambient/Noise Metal then Re123+ might be for you as well.

I make no apologies for the in-depth article but I feel this band deserves this especially with the amount of brilliant free music they have to offer on their excellent website.
They even offer a free downloaded of a full live filmed acoustic gig of Re1ikt as well. I even watched this as well. Another great release to check out as well which shows these guys are simply superb on the live stage.

This is simply a brilliant and amazing band that you should check out. I can’t recommend these brilliant Experimental Rockers highly enough.

So go over to their website and download everything in sight. You wont be sorry. Highly Recommended.

I hope these guys get as much exposure by us fellow sludge rockers as they can. They truly deserve to be noticed on the global Sludge/Post-Metal scene

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