The development and evolution of Russian folk metal is superbly represented on this album. With an epic vigor that propels the melodies to go forward, beyond the elements of its masterful expansive notes, I swear to return here is a very poetic, lucid and vivid album, fulfilled by a spirit of greatness, embellished by an ancestral beauty, hidden in the face of a soul that inspires you to travel distantly, in places conceived by sensible melodies, forgotten at the pace of your own destiny.
With a transcendental and peaceful vibe, that relinquishes a very subtle desire for freedom within one’s soul, I swear to return here, by Drevorod, is an outstanding storm of sensitivity: you feel yourself lost in the immensity of an infinite snow forest, where everything that you feel was once hidden at the depths of your spirit. With a vast degree of inspiration, the beautiful and inspiring melodies of this album will make you feel ecstatic from the beginning, until the very end. Although you have to be an intense enthusiast of melodic folk metal to appreciate this album, it really deserves a great deal of recognition. With fast and intense rhythms, and furious guitars fiercely dictating the pace of the music, the three songs presented on this album are poetic odes to infinity, inclusive of a feeling that encapsulates the whole universe within the convictions of your heart.
A powerful and greatly arranged work, I swear to return here is a great exemplar of the genre. With abundant strength, a poetic rhetoric, an intense majesty and a transcendental tranquility, this album has a genuine philosophy underlined at the invisible distinctions of the beautiful notes it delivers to the listener, in each and every minute of its songs. While it does teaches you some lessons on humanity, inserted at the core of a dramatic soundscape, this amazing record really has everything a good folk melodic metal album needs: power, vigor, poetry, truth, density and intensity. And all these elements are beautifully aligned together, to score three of the best songs of the genre that will ever going to listen in your life. And while listening to it, be sure that Drevorod., as a band, is a promise delivered and fulfilled.