Blood in Our Wells

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Blood in Our Wells
Кров у наших криницях
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Studio album by Drudkh
Released March 23, 2006 (2006-03-23)
Recorded 2006
Genre Black metal, pagan metal
Length 50:03
Label Supernal Music
Drudkh chronology
The Swan Road
(2005)The Swan Road2005
Blood in Our Wells
Songs of Grief and Solitude
(2006)Songs of Grief and Solitude2006

Blood in Our Wells (Ukrainian: Кров у наших криницях, Krov u nashykh krynytsyakh) is the fourth album by Ukrainian black metal band Drudkh, released in 2006 and dedicated to Stepan Bandera, former leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. The name of the album comes from a line of the 1935 poem by Oleh Olzhych and, like its predecessor, it features lyrics taken from classical Ukrainian poetry, and the sound is more influenced by folk music and pagan metal this time around, with most compositions consisting of two or more interlocking movements.

As with The Swan Road, lyrics are taken from classical Ukrainian literature. The lyrics to "Furrows of Gods" are adapted from a 1980 poem by Lina Kostenko; the lyrics to "When the Flame Turns to Ashes" are adapted from a 1908 poem by Oleksandr Oles; the lyrics to "Solitude" are once again taken from the 1839 work of Taras Shevchenko; and the lyrics to "Eternity" are lifted verbatim from the 1929 work of Yuriy Klen. Several tracks also sample the Ukrainian poetic film Mamay (2003), and for this reason Blood in Our Wells has been described as "more cinematic" than its predecessors. The inlay cover of a CD edition of the album contains text of a 1957 patriotic poem of Ukrainian poet Vasyl Symonenko.

Blood in our Wells was released in two non-vinyl formats: normal jewel case (unlimited and available everywhere), and super jewel case plus (limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies and made available only through Supernal Music). It was a first Drudkh record to appear in Terrorizer Top 40 year list, achieving the 35 position.[1] In 2010, it was re-released as a digipak with new artwork via Season of Mist.

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Chronicles of Chaos (webzine) 9/10[2]
Sputnikmusic 4/5[3]
Metal Storm 9/10[4]
No. Title Length
1. "Навь (Nav')" 2:25
2. "Борозни богів (Furrows of Gods)" 8:57
3. "Коли пломінь перетворюється на попіл (When the Flame Turns to Ashes)" 10:37
4. "Самітність (Solitude)" 12:24
5. "Вічність (Eternity)" 10:38
6. "Українська повстанська армія (Ukrainian Insurgent Army)" 5:02
Total length: 50:03