By the grace of Odin I discovered this band from my country. Hail to them what a discover. Epic, riffs, ambient,... for me they have all I ask for a folk/pagan/metal album. You must focus on them. Thanx for your music Hordak
A very, very good and less known pagan metal band's newest release. Death metal aggression was concealed and heavy metal dynamics rose. They stepped up on the highest stage with this album for the composing skill to the middle-paced metal songs. Pure heavy metal riffs and ensembles without needless brutality. Though I wanted a few faster songs, great is great.
Favorite track: Ekleipsis – Devourer Of Gods.
Folk-Metal.nl (NL) - 8/10
Occult Black Metal Zine (US) - 8/10
The Kali Diaries (US)
Metalhead.it (IT) - 7.5/10
ZwareMetalen.com (BE) - 81/100
Global Metal Apocalypse (INT) - 7.5/10
金属风暴 (Metal Storm) - 7/10
Fetid Dead (INT) - 9/10
Salad Days Magazine (IT) - 6.5/10
The Metal Altar (US) - 7.8/10
Folk Metal Magazine (INT) - 7/10
Metal Trenches - 8/10
Hard Rock Info (SE)
Headbang or GTFO - 7.5/10
Xtreem Music Portal (ES) - 8/10
Merchants of Air (BE)
Transcending Obscurity (INT) - Rating: Excellent
Friedhof Magazine (ES) - 8/10
Folkmetal.at (AT) - 14/15
In Your Eyes (IT) - 8/10
Celtic - Slavic Webzine Serbia (RS) - 9/10
Bes Webzine Serbia (SK) - Rating: Very good
Metal Temple (INT) - 9/10
Astarta (RU) - 5/5
Headbanger.ru (RU) - 9/10
Atmosfear Magazine (UA) - 8/10
Released by Casus Belli Musica on January 10, 2016. Cat. # CBM 027CD
The Spanish Celtiberian Pagan Metal warriors, known as HORDAK, come back with the fourth full-length album "Padre" after four years of expectation! This album is an obvious masterpiece in the best traditions of Pagan Metal. The new album develops ideas of "Under the Sign of the Wilderness" and "The Last European Wolves", but does it on a new plane. Perhaps, for today, it is the most mature work of HORDAK – powerful, furious, epic. The shattering onslaught of Spaniards is supported by the invited musicians: José Luis Frias (TROBAR DE MORTE, ex-FOLKEARTH) – flute, Laura Camón Botella – violin, Lavín Uruksoth (CRYSTALMOORS, GATHERING DARKNESS) – vocal, Wulfstan (FOREFATHER) – vocal. Ten tracks of the album are richly painted with dabs of an acoustic guitar, a flute, a violin and a xylophone. Melodious guitar solos and articulated bass parts will touch your feelings. Music of "Padre" will be found attractive not only by fans of Viking/Pagan Metal, but also by connoisseurs of heavy metal.
Cover art of the album is created by Kris Verwimp. The album is released as a matte laminated 4-panel digipack with two booklets! The second additional booklet contains the translation of lyrics into Russian by Sergey AR Pavlov. The CD is decorated with pit art drawing.
Must-have for fans of MANEGARM, THYRFING, FOREFATHER, CRYSTALMOORS, ANCIENT RITES, RUNNING WILD!
released January 10, 2016
All Music by Hordak
All lyrics by Autumn, except “Father Sun – Father Dragon”, by Lavín Uruksoth
Produced by Hordak
Recorded, mixed and mastered at T-REX studios, Spain 2015
Drums recorded by Javier Grande at Cercedilla, Madrid, Spain
Sound engineers: J. Sierra L. and A. Mansilla
Cover by Kris Verwimp
Pictures by Nuria Burgos Alguacil
Special Thanks to:
Uruksoth from CrystalMoors for his lyrics and screams on “Father Sun - Father Dragon”; Wulfstan and Athlestan from Forefather, for their collaboration on this album; Arjan from Frozen Dawn for helping us out every now and then; Laura Camón; J.L. Frias; Pedro, Marisa and Escuela de nuevas músicas; Alberto Garcia Práxedes for all the support, Nuria Burgos for her work and creativity, Kris Verwimp for his talent, Casus Belli Musica and Dmitry Levashov for believing in our work; All the fans who support us since the beginning.
Autumn: Vocals, guitars
A. Mansilla: Guitars
L. Mansilla: Bass
J. Sierra: Drums
Vocals and lyrics on “Father Sun – Father Dragon”: Lavin Uruksoth;
Violin on “Padre”: Laura Camón Botella;
Vocals on “Bloodline Of The Wolves”: Wulfstan;
Flute on “Soaring”: Jose Luís Frías
I'm so glad that i discovered this great Band. First contact was the new "Uinuos..." album and from the choir in the beginning until the riffs of the third song i had nothing more to do than knee down in respect for that creative power... simply stunning after a big episode of the blackmetal boredom last years. Just consequent to buy this masterpiece after another moment of glad tears in my eyes hearing the beginning of "Vainovalkeat"! Thanks for healing a part of the north in my heart🤘
Black metal’s new territory for me. So, y’know, I’m not always expecting utter perfection. But this... is beyond even that, for me. Almost dynamic in sound, with some heavy hitting drums and vocals, the whole nine yards. It’s probably my album of the year.
Best of all, too?
It fucking SHREDS.
Please buy this record. themeh