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ATHERIA – Echo from Another Kingdom & Spectral Regression

ATHERIA - Echo from another Kingdom & Spectral Regression

Atheria is a new Greek ambient depressive black metal band, the personal project of Phosphorus, who previously was behind the black metal band Fullmoon Mist. He has also the dark ambient / darkwave project In Oceanic Slumber. After the split-up of Fullmoon Mist, he formed Atheria in 2011 and released two EPs, “Echo from Another Kingdom” in 2012 and “Spectral Regression” in 2013. In November 2013 both of them were re-released in one compilation CD through Read more…

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SPECTRAL LORE – III

SPECTRAL LORE - III

Ambient atmospheric experimental black metal band Spectral Lore from Athens, Greece has just released its new masterpiece entitled “III“. Spectral Lore were formed in 2005 by their sole member Ayloss. The band self-released its first 2 full-length albums, “I” in 2006 and “II” in 2007, both in special handmade editions, revealing great attention to detail! Since 2008 Ayloss is working on “III“, an album that took him so much, because he wanted Read more…

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SPECTRAL LORE / MARE COGNITUM – Sol

SPECTRAL LORE - MARE COGNITUM - Sol

Spectral Lore from Greece and Mare Cognitum from USA, have joined forces, creating a very special album, entitled “Sol“, a must for fans of cosmic atmospheric ambient black metal. “Sol” is far from the typical split albums, since the two bands cooperated, creating a concept album, with 3 long songs. The first track is by Mare Cognitum, with guest guitars by Ayloss of Spectral Lore, the second one by Spectral Lore with guest vocals by Jacob Read more…

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AHERUSIA – As I Cross the Seas of My Soul

AHERUSIA - As I Cross the Seas of My Soul

Aherusia’s second album was my most anticipated work for the last years! This Greek folk pagan black metal band was formed back in 1997 by Voreas Faethon and a complete different line-up. During this first period of their life they played many gigs in the Aegean islands and in 1999 they released the rare and hard to find EP “Whispers of Moon“. In 2000, they decided to take a long break, until 2004 when they were reborn with Read more…

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ARKANE – Mesmeric Masquerade Seduction

ARKANE - Mesmeric Masquerade Seduction

The second album of Arkane, the Greek one man project of ArkanumX (a co-founding member of Δαιμονία Νύμφη) is finally out. It has been already 5 years since his debut album “Enraptured Serene Mesmerism” and 11 years after “Arcane Elitism” that was his first solo work, under the name xARKANEx. After his departure from Δαιμονία Νύμφη (Daemonia Nymphe) ArkanumX decided to follow much darker paths, experimenting with seductive neoclassical sounds.

The new album is actually a Read more…

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SEDUCE THE HEAVEN – Field of Dreams

SEDUCE THE HEAVEN - Field of Dreams

I’ll start this review by saying that this is probably one of the best debut albums I’ve heard the last years. Seduce The Heaven come from Greece and were formed back in 2009 by guitarist Alex Fouros (former Fragile Vastness) and “Field of Dreams” is their debut album. I was very anxious to hear this album, because their first video “Illusive Light” that was released early in 2012 left me with great expectations about the things Read more…

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KAWIR – Ισόθεος

KAWIR - Isotheos

It has been already 4 years since Kawir’s previous full-length album “Ophiolatreia“. In the meantime the band has been quite busy, releasing the EP “To Uranus“, the live DVD “Athenian Echoes Over Paris” and a split EP with Scythian. Finally the cult ancient Hellenic pagan black metallers return with their new masterpiece “Ισόθεος – Godlike” released via German label Deathrune Records. The band has a new “international” line up now, consisting of Read more…

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ACHERONTAS – Theosis

ACHERONTAS – Theosis

The second full-length album from this productive Hellenic black band is out. They were formed in 2007 and since then they have already 2 albums and 3 split releases. Their debut album “Tat Tvam Asi (Universal Omniscience)” in 2007 left very positive impressions and I was eager to listen to their new work.

In my opinion this album is very different from their debut. It has a more “direct” black metal approach with a much more limited use Read more…

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