Black metal is apparently at its finest when inspired by insane Slavic folklore. Ukrainian black metal band Khors just dropped their fourth utterly evil (and nicely produced) album Return to Abandoned and they are drawing an extra measure of grimness from the tales of their native land.
Their abysmally epic track “Sacrament of Buyan,” streaming at Noisecreep, was inspired by the myth of Koschei the Deathless. According to legend, Koshchei is an evil immortal who preys on young women. He can only be killed if someone destroys the needle that contains his soul.
Unfortunately, the needle is inside an egg, which is inside a duck, which is inside a hare, which is inside a chest, which is inside an oak, which is on the island of Buyan. The island disappears and reappears without warning. So, if Koschei comes after you, you are probably screwed.
That is more or less the feeling you get listening to the song too.
Moral of the story, being from Ukraine makes you more metal. Check out Return to Abandoned.