Long-distance debut for Рожь (Rozh), an interesting solo project that Vladimir Frith has been pursuing for a decade but, in fact, only tangibly since 2019. With Вечное (Vechnoye), the Karelian musician offers a convincing example of a balanced mix of post metal, ambient, atmospheric black and funeral doom. The components of the sound are expressed with competence and good personality, without skimping on some brilliant melodic ideas. A track like Последний (Posledniy) is indicative of Vladimir’s talents thanks to a calm progression that gradually becomes enthralling, without the other three tracks being any less so in terms of compositional skill and sensitivity. Another fine new entry from the endless Russian lands.
2021 – Independent