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Ot Serdtsa k Nebu (От сердца к небу)
Arkona - Ot Serdtsa K Nebu - album cover.jpg
Studio album by Arkona
Released October 31, 2007
Recorded May – September 2007 at CDM Records and Gigant Records studios
Genre Folk metal
Length 60:51
Label Sound Age Production
Napalm Records
Arkona chronology
Zhizn vo Slavu (Жизнь во славу)
(2006)Zhizn vo Slavu (Жизнь во славу)2006
Ot Serdtsa k Nebu (От сердца к небу)
(2007)
Noch Velesova (Ночь Велесова)
(2008)Noch Velesova (Ночь Велесова)2008

Ot Serdtsa k Nebu (От Сердца к Небу) is the fourth full-length album by the Russian folk metal band Arkona. It was released on October 31, 2007 through Sound Age Production and later through Napalm Records. The name translates to "From the Heart to the Sky".[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com[1] 4/5 stars
Exclaim![2] favourable
Metal Hammer (Germany)[3] 5/7

The album received a positive review from the Canadian Exclaim! magazine. The author noted the album's variations in tone and structure and wrote that Arkona had "achieved the harder task" of integrating hard modern sounds and traditional tunes.[2] The German edition of Metal Hammer awarded 5 out of 7 points to the album.[3] About.com wrote that singer Maria "Masha" Arkhipova was an "excellent vocalist" who was capable of performing both soft song and harsh screaming and growling with a high standard.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Translation Length
1. "Pokrovy Nebesnogo Startsa" (Покровы Небесного Старца) Shrouds of Celestial Sage 7:34
2. "Goy, Kupala!!!" (Гой, Купала!!!) Hey, Kupala 3:42
3. "Ot Serdtsa k Nebu" (От Сердца к Небу) From the Heart to the Skies 5:06
4. "Oy, Pechal-Toska" (Ой, Печаль-Тоска) Oh, My Sorrow, My Anguish 5:33
5. "Gutsulka" (Гутсулка) Hutsulka 2:44
6. "Strela" (Стрела) Arrow 6:16
7. "Nad Propastyu Let" (Над пропастью лет) Over the Abyss of Ages 6:40
8. "Slavsya Rus!" (Славься, Русь!) Hail Rus! 4:00
9. "Kupala i Kostroma" (Купала и Кострома) Kupala and Kostroma 2:30
10. "Tsigular" (Цигулар) Violinist 3:43
11. "Sva" (Сва)   6:31
12. "Katitsya Kolo" (Катится Коло) Kolo Is Rolling 10:16

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bowar, Chad. "Arkona – Ot Serdca K Nebu". About.com. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Taylor, Laura Wiebe (August 2008). "Arkona – Ot Serdca K Nebu". Exclaim!. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Arkona – Ot Serdca K Nebu". Metal Hammer (in German). 1 August 2008. Retrieved 29 July 2012.