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Vo Slavu Velikim! (Во славу Великим!)
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Studio album by Arkona
Released September 28, 2005
Recorded June 16 – August 27, 2005 at the CDM Records studio
Genre Folk metal, pagan metal
Length 61:26
Label Sound Age Production
Producer Masha "Scream"
Sergei "Lazar"
Arkona chronology
Lepta (Лепта)
(2004)Lepta (Лепта)2004
Vo Slavu Velikim! (Во славу Великим!)
(2005)
Zhizn vo Slavu (Жизнь во славу)
(2006)Zhizn vo Slavu (Жизнь во славу)2006

Vo Slavu Velikim! (Во славу Великим!) is the third full-length album by the Russian folk metal band Arkona. It was released on September 28, 2005 through Sound Age Production. It was re-released in 2008 by Vic Records.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sonic Seducer[1] very favourable

A review of the 2008 re-release album by the German Sonic Seducer was very favourable, calling the album a proof that Arkona were among "the very best and the most aesthetic" pagan folk metal bands world-wide. The reviewer praised singer Maria Arkhipova's voice as well as the dynamical and highly melodical compositions.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original Russian titles Length
1. "Intro (Kolymiyka)" "Интро (Коломийка)" 1:31
2. "Skvoz Tuman Vekov (Through the Mist of Ages)" "Сквозь туман веков" 5:10
3. "Rus Iznachalnaya (Primordial Rus)" "Русь изначальная" 5:43
4. "Vo Slavu Velikim! (For Glory of the Great)" "Во славу великим!" 5:37
5. "Po Syroi Zemle (On the Moist Earth)" "По сырой земле" 7:39
6. "Tuman Yarom" (Ukrainian folk song) "Туман Яром" 2:50
7. "Zov Bitvy (Call of the Battle)" "Зов битвы" 4:08
8. "Vedy Proshlovo (Vedas of the Past)" "Веды прошлого" 5:21
9. "Velikden (Great Day)" "Великдень" 0:56
10. "Gnev Vremen (The Wrath of Times)" "Гнев времен" 5:11
11. "Na Svarogovoi Doroge (On a Svarog's Road)" "На Свароговой дороге" 5:09
12. "Vyidi, Vyidi Ivanku..." (Russian folk song) "Выйди, выйди Иванку..." 1:12
13. "Vosstaniye Roda (Rod's Uprising)" "Восстание Рода" 5:27
14. "Sila Slavnykh (By Virtue of the Glorious)" "Сила Славных" 5:32

Credits[edit]

  • Masha "Scream" – vocals, choir, keyboards, acoustic guitar
  • Sergei "Lazar" – guitars, vocals, choir
  • Ruslan "Kniaz" – bass
  • Vlad "Artist" – drums, percussion

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Vladimir Cherepovsky – various folk instruments
  • Ilya "Wolfenhirt" – vocals, choir
  • Igor "Hurry" – accordion
  • Andrey Karasev – violin

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eck, Markus (2008). "Arkona – Vo Slavu Velikim". Sonic Seducer (in German). No. 12. Mit diesem zeitlos schönen Geniestreich offenbart sich, dass diese russische Gruppe zum Allerbesten und auch Ästhetischsten gehört, was der gesamte internationale Pagan Folk Metal überhaupt zu bieten hat. [This agelessly beautiful stroke of genius reveals that this Russian band belongs among the very best and the most aesthetic that the entire range of international pagan folk metal has to offer.] [dead link]