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Root  


Root is another of the small cadre of left-field Czech Republic bands. Compared to oddballs such as fellow countrymen Master's Hammer and Love History, Root is almost conventional in style, but they are still a highly original and very entertaining band, ranking with the aforementioned Love History and Forgotten Silence as the best bands to come from the Czech Republic. They've been at it for quite some time, forming back in 1987 and still going strong. Musically the band might be closest to doom metal, particularly given the overall pace of the songs, but Root rarely sounds like a traditional doom band, instead opting for a darker, occult-ish style, with interesting riffs and surprising depth. The music alone is reason enough to listen to this band, but in vocalist Big Boss the group has one of the most original frontmen in metal today. His booming, theatrical baritone is the perfect compliment to the music, but he mixes up his vocals with some blackish rasps, and even times resorts to evil laughs and screams. Though it may come across as a cliche, Root has progressively improved with age, as the later albums such as The Book and especially Black Seal are nothing short of brilliant. Simply an outstanding band.

Current Members

Big Boss (Jiri Valter)

vocals

Poison (Ales Jedonek)

guitars

Ashok (Marek Smerda)

guitars

Jan Konecny

guitars

Igor Hubik

bass

Pavel Kubát

drums

Former Members/Guests

Blackie (Petr Hosek)

guitars/bass/keyboards

Mr. D.A.N. (Dan Janacek)

guitars

Evil (René Kostelnák)

guitars

Alesh (Ales Dostál)

guitars

Black Drum (Rostislav Mozga)

drums

Marek Fryeak

drums


Discography



Zjeveni 
1990 Zeras
  1. Intro
  2. Zjeveni
  3. Aralyon
  4. Vyslech
  5. Upaleni
  6. Pisen pro Satana
  7. 666
  8. 7 cernych jezdcu
  9. Demon
  10. Znameni
  11. Cesta zkazy
  • Big Boss
  • Blackie
  • Mr. D.A.N.
  • Black Drum

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Hell Symphony 
1992 Cacophonous
  1. Belzebub
  2. Belial
  3. Lucifer
  4. Abaddon
  5. Asmodeus
  6. Satan
  7. Leviathan
  8. Astaroth
  9. Loki
  10. The Prayer
  • Big Boss
  • Blackie
  • Mr. D.A.N.
  • Black Drum

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



The Temple In The Underworld 
1992 Monitor
  1. Intro
  2. Casilda's Song
  3. The Temple in the Underworld
  4. Aposiopesis
  5. The Solitude
  6. Voices from...
  7. The Wall
  8. The Old Ones
  9. Message
  10. My Name...
  • Big Boss
  • Blackie
  • Mr. D.A.N.
  • Evil

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal 



Kargeras 
1996 Black Hole
  1. Lykorian
  2. Kargeras Prologue
  3. Kargeras
  4. Prophet's Song
  5. Rulbrah
  6. Rodaxx
  7. Old Man
  8. Old Woman
  9. Equirhodont - Grandiose Magus
  10. Dygon - Monstrosity
  11. Trygan - Sexton
  12. Dum Vivimus, Vivamus
  • Big Boss
  • Blackie
  • Evil




The Book 
1999 Redblack
  1. The Book
  2. The Mystical Words of the Wise
  3. The Curse - Durron
  4. Why ?
  5. Corabeu - part one
  6. Corabeu - part two
  7. The Birth
  8. Lykorian
  9. The Message of the Time
  10. Remember Me !
  11. Darkoutro - ...Toccata - prestissimo molto
  • Big Boss
  • Blackie
  • Ashok
  • Evil
  • Alesh
1999 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Black Seal 
2001 Redblack
  1. The Festival of Destruction
  2. The Incantation of Thessalonian Women
  3. Nativity
  4. His Eyes Were Dark
  5. Black Seal
  6. The Faith
  7. Salamandra
  8. Necromancy
  9. Theriak
  10. The Mirror Of Soul
  11. Liber Prohibitus
  12. ...Before I Leave!
  • Big Boss
  • Blackie
  • Ashok
  • Evil
  • Igor Hubik

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Dema (2-CD) 
2002
  1. Intro (Beethoven Allegro)
  2. Litanie k Satanovi
  3. Sedm Jezdcu
  4. Písen Pro Satana
  5. Hrbitov
  6. 7 Synu Satana
  7. ... A Zeme se Otevrela
  8. Král Dogra
  9. Volání o Pomoc
  10. Dogrova Ríše
  11. Intro (Príchod Poslu)
  12. Rootanuv Pochod
  13. Poslové z Temnot
  14. Útek a Trest
  15. 666
  16. Stín Prokletí
  17. Otvírání Hrobu
  18. Prázdný Hrob
  19. Zrození Rootanova Syna
  20. Outro
  21. Procitnutí
  22. Soud
  23. Zjevení
  24. Aralyon
  25. Výslech
  26. Upálení
  27. Cesta Zkázy
  28. Procitnutí 2
  29. ... A Zeme se Otevrela
  30. Písen pro Rootana
  31. 7 Cerných Jezdcu
  32. Volání o Pomoc
  33. Hrbitov




Madness Of The Graves 
2003 Redblack
  1. Omen
  2. Then
  3. Madness Of The Graves
  4. Talking Bones
  5. Endowment
  6. Tree
  7. Autumn
  8. In The Heart Of Darkness
  9. The Last Gate
  10. Afterwards
  • Big Boss
  • Blackie
  • Ashok
  • Evil
  • Igor Hubik

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



(MCD) Casilda 
2006 Redblack
  1. Little Wing
  2. Strawberry Fields Forever
  3. Casilda's Song (Hyperion Version)
  4. Casilda's Song (Illegal Orchestra Version)
  5. Human
  • Big Boss
  • Poison
  • Ashok
  • Evil
  • Igor Hubik




Deep In Root 
2006 Shindy




Daemon Viam Invenient 
2007 Shindy
  1. Black Dove & White Raven
  2. Human
  3. She
  4. Who're They?
  5. Awakening
  6. Immortals (Tears of Stone)
  7. Strange Beauty of Fright
  8. And They Are Silent
  9. Sonata of the Chosen Ones
  10. What Will Be Next
  11. Hope Dies at Last
  12. A Good Affair Turned Up
  13. We Shall Never Surrender
  • Big Boss
  • Ashok
  • Evil
  • Igor Hubik
  • Marek Fryeak




Heritage Of Satan 
2011 Agonia
  1. Introprincipio
  2. In Nomine Sathanas
  3. Legacy of Ancestors
  4. Revenge of Hell
  5. Darksome Prophet
  6. Fiery Message
  7. Son of Satan
  8. His Coming
  9. Greetings from the Abyss
  10. The Apocalypse
  • Big Boss
  • Ashok
  • Jan Konecny
  • Igor Hubik
  • Pavel Kubát

Reviews:   Metal Underground 

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