Thy Worshiper are a band from Poland that plays a very raw form of pagan/black metal with medieval folk elements and this is a review of their 2013 album "Czarna Dzika Czerien" which was released by Propaganda Chaosu.
The album starts off with nature sounds and then the dark synths and esoteric female vocals start to kick in, once acoustic guitars and drums are added in the music takes on more of a folk edge as well as mixing in bass and guitar leads which also leads to some black metal screams that have a deep tone to them and it leads to a heavier direction.
Once we get more into the album tribal beats are added in and the music starts going for a more pagan direction and has a ritualistic feeling that invokes the European Pagan Gods while also remaining heavy at the same time and the music starts adding in more melody and a guitar sound that is very original and not in the standard black metal direction, and the album utilizes this direction throughout the 9 songs that are present on this recording.
One of the main strengths this album has is its shamanistic feeling and when we get more into it folk instruments are added in to enhance the medieval feeling this recording possesses, and the music starts getting stronger with each song and the black metal parts start to kick in a lot as well as bringing in some fast parts while the music sticks mostly to a medieval sound but updated for 2013 in a more underground and cult way and it is a very original approach to black metal and the album closes with a blast beat.
Song lyrics are written in Polish and cover Paganism themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
In my opinion Thy Worshiper are a very great sounding mixture of pagan/black metal and medieval folk music and if you are a fan of those musical genres and looking for something original, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Piach" "Deszcz" "Wiatr" and "Ogien". RECOMMENDED BUY.