Machukha (Ukrainian: "step-mother") utilises elements of post-black metal, dark hardcore, and punk. Their debut album, "Мочарi" [Mochari], is about resilience. It explores the human capacity to withstand atrocities and continue surviving day by day. Natalya, who sings exclusively in her native Ukrainian language, uses her voice as an outlet for genuine anguish. The band's lyrical and musical narratives reflect their own journey - allowing oneself to embrace pain and learn how to let go of it, by surrendering to it.