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Black Metal band based specifically around Russian Orthodox aesthetics

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https://witchinghourproductions.bandcamp.com/album/litourgiya

Polish band called Batushka. I think the intention is blasphemy, but that's not totally clear. The chants sound unaltered to me.

Need someone who knows Church Slavonic to listen to the whole thing and tell me if they've altered the words, or just left them in the normal Christian way.
 

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There is a subgroup of black metal, sometimes called white metal, which is pro-Christian.  The upside down cross for this band, however, leads me to believe that this is not what they are.
 

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I can't understand Church Slavonic, but Encyclopaedia Metallum cites their lyrical themes as "blasphemy." Based on the fact that they've only released this album and a single, I don't imagine that the prayers would be correct, which is a shame.

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Batushka/3540404077
 

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Why "Russian Orthodox" as e.g in the first piece of the album mostly Bulgarian chant is used?

It's difficult to catch what they sing (I've heard some parts of the Magnificat and 50th psalm).

There is also no good quality of the booklet



So I can't read what's written.

But the cross placed upside-down is worrisome.
 

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They've scratched out the faces of Christ and the Theotokos....I went to the website, but, I can't bring myself to listen to any of it.

 

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LizaSymonenko said:
They've scratched out the faces of Christ and the Theotokos....I went to the website, but, I can't bring myself to listen to any of it.
Making brand new icons look "ancient" is a thing people who make icons for church stores do.
 

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mike said:
LizaSymonenko said:
They've scratched out the faces of Christ and the Theotokos....I went to the website, but, I can't bring myself to listen to any of it.
Making brand new icons look "ancient" is a thing people who make icons for church stores do.
Which is silly but not quite the same as defacing.
 
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