Khors are a Ukrainian band on the verge of a breakthrough. Though their star seems to have been rising steadily over the course of four albums beginning with The Flame of Eternity's Decline in 2005, their signing with Candlelight Records in May for release of the band's fifth full-length album will likely lead to significantly greater exposure, especially because that fifth album is so damned good.
Wisdom of Centuries tests the limits of genre classification. It combines elements of black metal, progressive metal, ambient music, doom, and to a lesser degree folk metal, producing something that is bleak, beautiful, and often mystical. Distancing themselves from the black metal label, Khors characterize the music as 'heathen dark metal'. Perhaps that's as good a shorthand description as any, since 'dark metal'is so often used to describe music that doesn't neatly fit anywhere else.