Deprivacija is a band from Kaunas, Lithuania, formed only last year. So yes, it took them only a year to come up with quite an impressive album. The album is entitled 'Dugne', meaning something in the neighbourhood of 'The Lower Depths'. The music on this album could easily be classified as sludge doom with some blackened elements, or as 'a load of brutal noise, kicking around like a raging madman on some heavy drug'.
Opener 'Šukės' immediately takes its place within the scene by being a vast steamroller, primitive and slow but effectively speeding up by the end, hence the 'blackened' tag. 'Nerimas' even goes a bit further with that attitude by convincingly nudging towards the depressive black metal scene. The song has a more complex approach than the previous one and shows a frightening intensity. Hell, there's even a tiny bit of jazz here.
Gradually, Deprivacija seem to show more of their abilities. 'Sociapatas' for instance, gets a bit more complex, incorporating some awesome psychedelic guitars and a crushing blackened passage at the end. 'Skausmai' delves a bit into post-rock with similar guitars passages which are almost trance-inducing at times. 'Krentu' is arguably the most haunting song on this already fearsome album.
In all, 'Dugne' is a damn intense album, taking elements from sludge, doom, black metal and post-rock/metal and turning the whole into something highly aggressive, immersive and crushing. This band is only a year old and has already come up with an excellent album. I wouldn't be surprised if soon this quintet would compete with the likes of Eyehategod or AmenRa. With a massive song like closer 'Ramybės', successfully combining all the previously mentioned elements, they certainly could become a big player in the scene.