Shiva The Destructor: With a 45-minute space odyssey….

Shiva The Destructor - Find The Others

Shiva is the most important deity of Hinduism alongside the god Vishnu and a number of goddesses, and Shiva has certain ambivalent traits. Therefore, a band name like Shiva The Destructor is an appropriate and creative name.  Find The Others is the debut album from the Ukraine band Shiva The Destructor.


1. Benares (9:09)

2. Hydronaut (9:16)

3. Summer Of Love (7:39)

4. Ishtar (11:11)

5. Nirvana Beach (7:17)

Total Time 44:32


Andrew Pryimak — guitars, vocals, backing vocals, keyboards

Rodion Tsikra — guitars, vocals

Andrew Sernyak — bass, backing vocals

Marco Sharyi — drums


Anvar Azizov – dutar (4)

Progressive heavy psych group Shiva The Destructor plays sprawling, spiraling rock music that is superbly sonically crafted for maximum atmospheric flow. Hailing from Kyiv, Ukraine, the formidable four-piece is a band of true compositional ambition.

Formed in 2012, Shiva The Destructor and its members are inspired by layers of rock culture from the past decades, pulling their own touch points from classics of the genre(s) to deliver their own personal take on the quintessence of psychedelic rock via eclectic composition, including extended instrumental pieces, incredible vocal harmonies and experiments with the electric organ, as well as brass and oriental instruments. What really sets Shiva the Destructor apart is its unique sonic armament which features guitars with distinctly different tunings (one detuned and one uptuned), which creates both gorgeous sound bath and elegantly piled waves of sound.

Work on the debut album Find The Others, lasted for more than three years. Compositionally, Find The Others is a remarkably fluid album — movement to movement and song to song, it flows almost as one continuous piece. Featuring five multi-suite, mini-epics — many of them hovering around the 10-minute mark — Shiva the Destructor has created a 45-minute space odyssey that’s meant to be listened to as a unified whole. Conceptually, the album follows the adventures of the titular title character, Shiva, as he traverses the planet on a journey through the history of progressive psych music.

Over the course of the album’s songs, Shiva travels around and through worlds, space and time. Finally, he arrives on Earth in the 1960’s, and proceeds to wear worn-out jeans and rock out at Woodstock. It then chills on the beach to the sounds of surf rock, falls in love, roams the untouched forests, lapses into self-reflexive battles and comes to terms with himself at the outskirts of the universe. Shiva has fun, suffers, seeks and changes — like we all do. On top of that, the album contains several references and homages to legendary musicians and performers; lyrical and audio Easter eggs just waiting to be discovered by the listener.


About Ulf Backstrøm (7437 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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