Hok-Key ist einzigartig und repräsentiert anschaulich die belarussische Metal-Szene. Bisher hat die Band fünf Alben und zahlreiche Singles und Eps veröffentlicht. Nun erscheint das Album Kalasy Pad Siarpom.
The new album Kalasy Pad Siarpom is the second part of the duology. The first part, Znak Biady tells about the life of the martyred, but unbroken and powerful people. In the second part, we move away from the common theme, and refer to the cultural heritage and to create a certain atmosphere through personal stories that more fully disclose Belarusian soul, view of the world, anxiety and dreams. Actually, it explains chosen album name as humanity is compared with the ears of wheat, over which the threat of a sickle hangs and no one knows when fate will begin its harvest…
The album kicks off with Spoviedź z-pad šybienicy – this is the life story of a famous Belarusian activist, freedom fighter – Kastus Kalinovsky. It is not so much a description of his private life, but the embodiment of the common destiny of all the wrestlers who have not abandoned their principles and ideas, even under the fear of death. General theme of independence and freedom is still a leitmotif of such compositions as Daroha biez viartańnia and Pramieńniem nadziei.
Čalaviek padvojnaj zorki is based on the epic of famous Russian author A. Green The Flashing Universe. Of course, this is not the Belarusian epic, but it has the idea that is close to all humanity: everyone needs a person to believe and inspire for great things. The musical component of this composition produces a fairy tale and gives confidence in the realization of a dream.
Distinctive folk work Jablyčny smak fully reveals folk motifs, both musical and lyrical. Based on a myth which shows the relationship of man to nature, and as in all folk legends, has its own didactic sense: for each action, the payment will come…
Spačatku bylo slova dedicated to a very painful subject – the preservation of the native Belarusian language, which is on the verge of extinction, song is devoted to those few who do everything for its revival, the real soldiers of the word who often remain misunderstood.
Kali šumiać daždžy … is a real philosophical lyric about the transience of life and time, passing by regardless of our desires and nothing else left but memories.
Daliejšy šliach (Ruch II) is a sequel of the song Ruch from the album Znak Biady. As the first part describes the great historical past of our country, brave heroes, warriors, so the second part shows ordinary people who have to take arms and go for battle with the enemy. Tired after the battle, they want to lay down their arms and return to their homes.
The final chord of the album is a bonus track „Onto the Battlefield. Everyone has his own fears and hidden demons who rush into the wild, with whom we have to fight every day to prove that you are worthy and able to stay human. Moreover, for us – to remain a Belarusian!
Hok-key is unique and vivid representative of the Belarusian metal scene, which marked its presence in the release of 5 full-length albums and numerous singles and EP.
Hok-key has taken the path from the original comedy metal and inventing texts directly to its present form – philosophical texts and regular musical and sound experiments, but not beyond the heavy, melodic, metal with folk influences.
The band is broadcasted on radio stations, actively participates in various festivals and concerts both at home and abroad. Live performances of the group are remarkable not only with musical and sound quality, but also with the drive and heartfelt lyricism combined with beautiful and unusual sounds of violin. Musicians are always convincing and honest in their work and feel the power of authenticity, genuineness of feelings and emotions, the band really believes in its songs and this belief infects and inspires!