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.
A beautful album from start to finish. So lean back and enjoy this masterpiece.
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!
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.
With CREEDamage MUNRUTHEL sits on his throne of Ukraine's Metal! Hail to the King!
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!
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!
The truth is that it is an excellent job from start to finish.
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!
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.