Style: Symphonic Pagan Metal

Recorded: 2012

Released: 2012 (CD, digi-CD), 2014 (2xLP)

Avallable in our shop: Yes


The 5th album of MUNRUTHEL follows the direction taken in the "Epoch of Aquarius". Performed in the finest traditions of Symphonic Pagan Metal, it includes powerful orchestral arrangements and graceful atmospheric elements. Features guest vocals from Masha "Scream" (ARKONA) and Wulfstan (FOREFATHER), as well as a cracking cover of BATHORY’s “The Lake”.

1. Ardent Dance of War’s God
2. Rolls of Thunder from Fiery Skies
3. CREEDamage
4. The Mown Dawns Lie On The Ground
5. The Age of Heroes
6. The Lake (BATHORY cover)
7. The Eyes of Abyss
8. Карпатський Щит [Carpathians’ Shield]
9. Krada I: The Blood
10. Krada II: The Surya
11. Krada III: The Fire

This release is available in four formats:

standard jewelcase edition,
6 panel digipak (limited to 300 copies English edition),
6 panel digipak (limited to 500 copies Russian edition) and
gatefold double-LP (limited to 500 with special bonus track).

Also there is a T-Shirt related to this album.

Official video for the title track:

Release teaser:

Full track from the album:
MUNRUTHEL 2012 "The Mown Dawns Lie On The Ground" feat Mash "Scream" (ARKONA) by Svarga Music

Collection of samples from the album:MUNRUTHEL "CREEDamage" 2012 Sample by Svarga Music

Munruthel just might be Ukrainian black metal’s best-kept secret. Fantastical to the Nth degree, with all the pomp and circumstance of Rhapsody of Fire, Septicflesh, or even Ex Deo,  but on the right side of heterosexual and, crucially, with that bit of underground/outsider cool.

Zero Tolerance #049 (UK, English, 4.5/6), October 2012

If you folk music, chanting, and pagan odes to the high gods; then you'll certainly love this album. It's also not out of character when the drums blast along to some of the best orchestration this side of Lord Of The Rings,  atmospheres and orchestration is a big part of this album.

The Grim Tower (USA, English, 9/10), October 2012

A beautful album from start to finish. So lean back and enjoy this masterpiece.

Skullfucker (Norway, English), October 2012

I have been impressed by this album, which leaves a major piece into the style of folk metal. Without pressing too much on cliches, Munruthel delivers subtle work, quite orchestral and really opened to the public "metal". I strongly recommend it!

Pavillon666 (France, French, 8.5/10), October 2012

It is that emotional. It is that grand. It is that final battle call. There is no return once embraced by this album. This is extreme metal at its most beauty.

Battle Helm (International, English), October 2012

With CREEDamage MUNRUTHEL sits on his throne of Ukraine's Metal! Hail to the King!

Metalland (France, French), October 2012

Soundcheck #2/45!

Parat Magazine #48 (Czech Republic, Czech, #2/45), October 2012

Extremely rich, massive, explosive, detailed, natural, serious, intense, and, finally, melodic! Even If you are far like a well produced, played, sung and perfectly massive epic pagan folk metal, then you simply have to get this masterpiece!

Nocturne Magazine (Serbia, Serbian, 9.5/10), October 2012

Shiningly cinematic and unapologetic in its defiance of genre.

Terrorizer #229 (UK, English, 4/5), October 2012

This album have thousand and one details that will keep your attention from beginning to the end of the disc!

Queens of Steel (Spain, Spanish, 9.5/10), September 2012

The truth is that it is an excellent job from start to finish.

Xtreem Music (Spain, Spanish, 9/10), October 2012

If you want intelligent, complex, tuneful metal that is packed with originality and energy, then you are onto the winner with this release. CREEDamage is a seamlessly crafted epic symphony of metal excellence!

Metal Mouth (USA, English, 8.5/10), October 2012

Album of the Month! I don’t think I have heard an album, at least not in the recent past, where guitar riffs, rich orchestration and authentic Ukrainian feeling were in such perfect harmony.

MetalReviews (USA, English, 91/100 AOTM), October 2012