The mysterious Polish band Batushka manages to surprise everyone in 2015 by releasing one of the best black metal records of the year. On their debut “Litourgiya” the Polish band managed to blend suspense with aggression, using religious Slavic and Gregorian choirs in the process. The new album “Hospodi”, released through Metalblade Records, is not as dark, but still just as loud, bombastic and mysterious. Vocalist Bart Krysiuk prefers more of a rock groove to the sound of the debut album. Live Batushka is still quite an experience, so expect a well-arranged, quality mass.