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Release date: 20 January 2014
Style: Blackened progressive metal, Psychedelic rock

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01. Blood Guru
02. Demon For A Day
03. Satan Is Time
04. Satyriko Orgio (Satyrs' Orgy)
05. The Mermaid
06. Hunters
07. Oi Magoi

Review


Line-up
Haris - synths
Theoharis Lirantzakis - guitars, vocals
Dimitris "Dim" Makrantonakis - bass, additional guitar solos

Additional musicians:
Giannis "Ioannis" Chionidis - drums
Dimitris Dimitrakopoulos - additional vocals

Staff review by
Apothecary

Rating:
9.2
These days it can tend to be rare to come across bands that are both entirely original while also not too far out there with their quirkiness, and that combine the best of both the familiar and the unconventional. Greece's Hail Spirit Noir already added to the list of such bands with their 2012 effort Pneuma, not only one of the best debuts of the year, but easily one of the most impressive progressive black metal releases in quite a while. But if Pneuma was a rainstorm of success, then Oi Magoi is a typhoon, and easily clears up any doubts about the band that may have been left with their previous album.

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published 07.01.2014 | Comments (47)

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strade - 06.01.2014 at 04:53  
  First listen right now. Sounds every bit as good as the debut so far.
Unhealer - 06.01.2014 at 07:03  
Rating: 9
Written by strade on 06.01.2014 at 04:53

First listen right now. Sounds every bit as good as the debut so far.


I guess I'm not going to sleep early today after all...
Pazdzioch - 06.01.2014 at 12:50  
 
Written by strade on 06.01.2014 at 04:53

First listen right now. Sounds every bit as good as the debut so far.

Nice. Thanks for the tip!
Reaper_Redeamer - 08.01.2014 at 18:03  
Rating: 8 Btw "oi magoi" means "the mages/wizards" in the greek language.
mz - 12.01.2014 at 15:55  
Rating: 6 Good album but like I expected, I prefer their debut over this.
EDIT: am I the only one who hears a little of virus the first track?
Unhealer - 12.01.2014 at 16:28  
Rating: 9
Written by mz on 12.01.2014 at 15:55

EDIT: am I the only one who hears a little of virus the first track?


I hear some Tito Puente.
mz - 12.01.2014 at 22:07  
Rating: 6
Written by Unhealer on 12.01.2014 at 16:28


I hear some Tito Puente.


Good I don't know him. Will check out a few samples
Neiluria - 20.01.2014 at 12:43  
Rating: 10 A great album in its entirety, the 2014 starts well.
all musics is good. Influences such as Oranssi Pazuzu, (especially in music Oi mogoi) voice reminds me shining a few times. a black album easy access.

Special mention:
Blood Guru
Demon For A Day
Satan Is Time
The Mermaid
Zaphod - 20.01.2014 at 13:14  
Rating: 9 Back in 2012 I either couldn't get into Pneuma or didn't think it was all that special, but about a month ago I listened again and I was very impressed. It's very possible that this one will beat everything for AOTY of 2014.
annodomini - 20.01.2014 at 14:09  
  Hail Spirit Noir reminds me Noekk at times. That's good, because I miss them really much and now there is someone to fill the gap.
StephenTheBoss - 21.01.2014 at 06:45  
  THIS BAND RULES!
Michaelis - 21.01.2014 at 13:24  
Rating: 10 I'm listening this album over and over again and just can't get enought. New kind of epicness.
First of my TOP 2014 albums list.
Fearmeister - 22.01.2014 at 09:20  
Rating: 9 Fantastic album! Sounds a bit like Sarke made love to Ghost and did a lot of drugs.

To say that this album is an experience is an understatement! Best black metal album I've heard in years!
Alex_BlackMamba - 25.01.2014 at 17:27  
Rating: 9 Proud of those guys.
BloodJuNkie - 21.02.2014 at 22:33  
Rating: 8 "The Mermaid" is so fucking brilliant!
Unhealer - 22.02.2014 at 15:02  
Rating: 9
Written by BloodJuNkie on 21.02.2014 at 22:33

"The Mermaid" is so fucking brilliant!


It really is I smell it will be one of the best tracks of the year.
BloodJuNkie - 22.02.2014 at 15:08  
Rating: 8
Written by Unhealer on 22.02.2014 at 15:02

Written by BloodJuNkie on 21.02.2014 at 22:33

"The Mermaid" is so fucking brilliant!


It really is I smell it will be one of the best tracks of the year.


I won't be surprised if that happens! XD
musicalkaratekid - 16.03.2014 at 11:11  
Rating: 8 Very interesting album, and is certainly consistent all the way through. I love all the instrumental experimentation going on here, particularly in songs like "Demon for a day" and "The Mermaid", which are both superbly written in my opinion. The harsher vocal style for me seems a little unnecessary and part of me wishes that all the vocals would be clean or harmonic, but I guess that's the inclusion of the black metal influence seeping in. Nonetheless, one of this year's more invigorating releases for sure.
Vombatus - 16.03.2014 at 16:23  
Rating: 9 I think I like this a lot, but not sure Absolutely love Satan Is Time & Oi Magoi, the bass owns so hard throughtout the record too. The other tracks struck me less but must admit the songwritting is brilliant.
Erik M. - 25.04.2014 at 20:48  
Rating: 9 This remains one of my favourite albums of 2014 so far. Fantastic album.
Alex Fenger - 25.04.2014 at 21:24  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 25.04.2014 at 20:48

This remains one of my favourite albums of 2014 so far. Fantastic album.

A massive step down from Pneuma for me (unfortunately). The haunting atmosphere is gone, and despite retaining avantgarde elements, it just doesn't feel as unique nor special. It's got some catchy hooks and interesting sections, but I found it rather underwhelming. After about 5 listens my opinion of it has only gotten worse, so I guess I'll just stop listening to it
Erik M. - 25.04.2014 at 23:33  
Rating: 9
Written by Alex Fenger on 25.04.2014 at 21:24

A massive step down from Pneuma for me (unfortunately). The haunting atmosphere is gone, and despite retaining avantgarde elements, it just doesn't feel as unique nor special. It's got some catchy hooks and interesting sections, but I found it rather underwhelming. After about 5 listens my opinion of it has only gotten worse, so I guess I'll just stop listening to it


Hmmm, weird you like it so much less. Haven't properly listened to Pneuma (just 1 spin a while ago), so I can't really say anything about it. To me this album does feel unique and special. I've listened to it 10+ times easily and I still enjoy it a whole lot.
RavenEffect - 25.04.2014 at 23:48  
Rating: 9 Pneuma also feels unique and special, but its different. Its a lot more Black Metal and Avant-Garde, while this is more Prog/Psych Rock-bounces-into-Metal. Both albums use different recipes and are amazing.
!J.O.O.E.! - 16.05.2014 at 19:11  
Rating: 6 Finally got round to this but not quite sure what to make of it. I like the component parts but it feels as though the band tried to do too much here and the songs just feel like bits of songs cobbled together and the whole thing lacks cohesion and consistency. Didn't quite impress me as much as the debut, as Alex says, it lacks the thick, brooding atmosphere of the debut which feels tighter and more focussed.
mz - 22.05.2014 at 20:33  
Rating: 6 Think that I will never again listen to this.
Asunder - 07.06.2014 at 01:10  
Rating: 8 Some really great climaxes in these songs
Lit. - 07.06.2014 at 06:09  
  This is nowhere near as good as the debut. Way too long as well, drags on a lot whereas the other one was short and sweet.
Mr. Doctor - 07.06.2014 at 12:07  
  I don't have much to say about the album cause I didn't hear it a lot after the first time... Except for Satan Is Time. I fucking love that song.
LeKiwi - 27.06.2014 at 14:06  
Rating: 9
Written by musicalkaratekid on 16.03.2014 at 11:11

Very interesting album, and is certainly consistent all the way through. I love all the instrumental experimentation going on here, particularly in songs like "Demon for a day" and "The Mermaid", which are both superbly written in my opinion. The harsher vocal style for me seems a little unnecessary and part of me wishes that all the vocals would be clean or harmonic, but I guess that's the inclusion of the black metal influence seeping in. Nonetheless, one of this year's more invigorating releases for sure.

^ this.

Also, there's not much in the way of black metal here. This is mostly psychedelic prog rock and with some black metal - blackened psychedelic prog rock?
Vombatus - 03.09.2014 at 13:30  
Rating: 9
Written by Mr. Doctor on 07.06.2014 at 12:07

I don't have much to say about the album cause I didn't hear it a lot after the first time... Except for Satan Is Time. I fucking love that song.


Old quote, but I use to feel the same before. Satan Is Time was crazy good upon first listen, but the rest not that much. Now, after a few listens I think the whole thing is fucking brilliant and probably my favorite of 2014 so far
Dima - 03.09.2014 at 13:52  
Rating: 8
Written by mz on 22.05.2014 at 20:33

Think that I will never again listen to this.


That got me thinking. I haven't listen to this since it's release and yet I gave it a high score. Hmm should probably revisit it.
Doc Godin - 13.09.2014 at 13:17  
Rating: 8
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 16.05.2014 at 19:11

Finally got round to this but not quite sure what to make of it. I like the component parts but it feels as though the band tried to do too much here and the songs just feel like bits of songs cobbled together and the whole thing lacks cohesion and consistency. Didn't quite impress me as much as the debut, as Alex says, it lacks the thick, brooding atmosphere of the debut which feels tighter and more focussed.

Yeah, have to say I agree here. Everything I'm hearing is good, but nothing great. The debut was fantastic, less variation but everything was done better. I still like it, but it seems like a mixed bag of great moments, and a lot of weird stuff executed poorly, but included for the sake of variation.
gnirpz - 20.10.2014 at 00:10  
Rating: 6
Written by mz on 22.05.2014 at 20:33

Think that I will never again listen to this.


Same thing here!
Lit. - 20.10.2014 at 00:54  
 
Written by gnirpz on 20.10.2014 at 00:10

Same thing here!

You try their debut? It's everything Oi Magoi isn't, including good.
Fearmeister - 20.10.2014 at 00:58  
Rating: 9 Re-listened to this. Still great. Fuck all you haters (the debut was meh)
Karlabos - 20.10.2014 at 01:03  
Rating: 7 ^ NO THE DEBUT WAS FREAKING AMAZING!
!J.O.O.E.! - 20.10.2014 at 01:06  
Rating: 6 I hate the album art of this record.
psykometal - 20.10.2014 at 05:03  
  Yea, I'm with Nathan on this, the debut was meh, but this is fucking fantastic.
RavenEffect - 20.10.2014 at 13:31  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 20.10.2014 at 01:06

I hate the album art of this record.


I think its amazing
Vombatus - 20.10.2014 at 15:20  
Rating: 9
Written by psykometal on 20.10.2014 at 05:03

Yea, I'm with Nathan on this, the debut was meh, but this is fucking fantastic.


+1

The debut was ok (better than "meh", thou ) but this is fuckin' incredibruuu (still the best of 2014 so far, but I'm very late on new releases).
Lit. - 21.10.2014 at 00:31  
  Poor, clueless sons of bitches.
Fearmeister - 21.10.2014 at 02:29  
Rating: 9
Written by Lit. on 21.10.2014 at 00:31

Poor, clueless sons of bitches.


Wow, you sure showed me. Thanks. I never knew I was wrong this entire time

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