The Eastern Front
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8 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 First Vision free download 2:36 285
2 Second Vision 3:34 230
3 Third Vision 0:30 32
4 Fourth Vision 7:07 190
5 Fifth Vision 4:01 163
6 Last Vision 8:07 183
7 Everything That Has Remained 8:31 129
8 Men Among the Ruins 8:12 100

About this album

Catalogue#: Front 019
Released by: The Eastern Front
Release date: 2008
Media format: CD
Cover format: 4 pages fold
Edition: 300 copies
Number of tracks: 8
Pressed and printed: Israel
Artist country: Ukraine

New album of the very young Ukrainian project Surma. Martial ambient sounds mixed with industrial elements and nostalgic old samples.

Gothtronic magazine review:

“Walking those desolate battlefields of Les Joyaux de la Princesse and Der Blutharsch Surma is operating in their vein making sober martial ambient. Old shellac and repetitive loops of battle sounds grinding you through this war machine. As the smoke slowly disappears the horror will become visible and the stench of rough blood penetrates your nostrils. Allocutio brings you the oppressive atmospheres from the trenches. Starting with some kind of anthem in the “First Vision” we enter the rotating war samples of bombing with some metal percussion and a distant voice in the “second Vision”. The martial genre is a genre with not much room for innovation and so this release continues with four more other visions with the same ingredients. Surma makes filmic martial ambient creating pictures of war and desolation. Allocutio is a nice record but the genre itself has nothing new to offer and so does Surma but Surma can compete with the best acts from the genre and is therefore interesting enough for those who like acts such as Combative Alignment or LJDLP.

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