The Blessed – “Remember”

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Jul 152017

The Blessed (formerly Cradle of God) was formed in Novomoskovsk, Russia in 2012 and originally took its name from the book Cradle of God written by British author Llewelyn Powys in 1929.  The album Remember was recorded using only live instruments and no keyboards and contains songs that date back to 2014 with “Children of God” and “Arise from the Dead” appearing on the band’s first ep released in January 2015.  In June of that same year, the band changed its name to The Blessed and the full length album Remember was released in late 2016.  Founder and singer Dmitry “Cross” Yusin tells of the lyrics being taken from the New Testament combined with personal reflections and set to melodic death metal in the hopes of showing listeners the consequences of their actions and how the real rebellion is to be against the things of this world.

“Children of God” kicks off the album and the opening guitars and drums sound more like this is going to be a grindcore album, but then some melody comes in for the main verse sections of the song it quickly becomes recognizable as melodic death metal.  Drums do still play a big role in driving the song along with much of it filled with blast beats, but there is more to the song and it picks up a bit of a groove at one point.  Vocals are mostly a gravelly, raspy growl with some clean choral backing vocals offering some contrast.  Production quality is good with drums and bass more present than is typically the case, giving the songs a good punch. Continue reading »

Jun 132017

The Blessed (Cradle of God) performed at the Legion Metal Fest in Novomoskovsk, Russia on May 7th. Quality Filmed footage of the band’s entire set (including 3 new tracks + ‘Fast as a Shark’ cover from Accept) can be viewed below.

The Blessed is Russian metal band, playing melodic death-metal. It was formed in 2012. The band’s first name was Cradle of God. The band was founded by Dmitry “Cross” Yusin. The name for the band was taken from Llewelyn Powys‘s book “The cradle of God”. Powys was the British author and wrote this book in 1929.

Songs for the band’s first album were prepared for two years and the 1st single ‘Children of God’ has been released in April 2014. Their 1st EP “Children of God” (consists of 2 songs – ‘Children of God’ and ‘Arise from the dead’). In June 2015 the band decided to change its name to The Blessed.

Late last year they released their debut album “Remember”.

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Apr 302017

I’m a metalhead for 30 years, but the Christian metal bands from Russia that I know of, I can count on 1 hand. Last year I discovered The Blessed (Cradle of God) – A young and interesting melodic death metal band, formed in Novomoskovsk in 2012. Late last year they released their debut album “Remember”. In the interview below, they speak about history, future plans, favorite album/food, key principles/phylosophies, their debut album and much more:

TMR: Hi guys, this is The Metal Resource from Holland, how are things in Russia?

Sad ( guitar): Hello, in Russia everything is as usual
Thunder ( bass): Hi
Stone (guitar): It’s spring here
Dark (drums): good
Cross ( vocal): Hi to metalheads from Russia Continue reading »