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

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8.2 | 197 votes

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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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Erik M. - 21.12.2014 at 22:00  
Rating: 9 Oh, and look, if it isn't Joe, mz and Alex who once again have the same opinion.
Erik M. - 21.12.2014 at 22:05  
Rating: 9
Written by Fearmeister on 21.10.2014 at 02:29

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


He sure did, didn't he? Hahaha.
Lit. - 22.12.2014 at 00:35  
 
Written by Erik M. on 21.12.2014 at 21:59

Well, that's ironic...

I agree. You'd think with how much people value good psychoblack around here, they'd know the difference between the crop and the crap.

Yet, you still give this a 9...
!J.O.O.E.! - 22.12.2014 at 00:43  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 21.12.2014 at 22:00

Oh, and look, if it isn't Joe, mz and Alex who once again have the same opinion.

You obviously don't follow us very closely if you think we always agree
Fearmeister - 22.12.2014 at 01:26  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.12.2014 at 00:43

You obviously don't follow us very closely if you think we always agree


Yea, they only agree 90% of the time
mz - 22.12.2014 at 02:17  
Rating: 6
Written by Erik M. on 21.12.2014 at 22:00

Oh, and look, if it isn't Joe, mz and Alex who once again have the same opinion.


this is seriously getting old
Lit. - 22.12.2014 at 02:22  
  Chalk another one up for having the same opinion as them, apparently.
Diverge - 22.12.2014 at 18:15  
Rating: 7
Written by Fearmeister on 22.12.2014 at 01:26

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.12.2014 at 00:43

You obviously don't follow us very closely if you think we always agree


Yea, they only agree 90% of the time

You generally have a much better taste in music than this. What, pray tell, prompted you to give this absolutely ordinary album a 9? At most, I *generously* give this a 7. (I don't mean for this comment to be offensive or arrogant- I'm just curious about what makes this album cross the line for you).

Erik: As for the whole Alex, mz and !J.O.O.E.! thing…please drop it for all future threads. All of these are threads about albums and we should continue discussing the albums. If you want to discuss the personalities of MS, feel free to find another venue for that. If you're that desperate, feel free to send me a message and we can chat about it privately. I don't think we're on the same page about it at all, but it's a reasonable thing to discuss if it means the topic doesn't come up as often on these threads.
Diverge - 22.12.2014 at 18:17  
Rating: 7
Written by Lit. on 22.12.2014 at 02:22

Chalk another one up for having the same opinion as them, apparently.

Haha I find it really funny that your rather innocent comment prompted such an extreme reaction out of Fearmeister. Yep, the album is pretty ordinary. Thanks for sharing your opinion.
Fearmeister - 22.12.2014 at 19:53  
Rating: 9
Written by Diverge on 22.12.2014 at 18:15

You generally have a much better taste in music than this. What, pray tell, prompted you to give this absolutely ordinary album a 9? At most, I *generously* give this a 7. (I don't mean for this comment to be offensive or arrogant- I'm just curious about what makes this album cross the line for you).


Because it remains one of my favorite albums of 2014 and features what I find is some of the most unique, creative and memorable songwriting this year. I still wake up in the morning with some of the album's riffs in my head. I just feel that its a perfect blend of psych rock, cult horror, and black metal.

In contrast, I checked out Pneuma after I discovered this (why wouldn't I?) and I was really disappointed that it didn't take me on a magical journey as well. I might need to listen to it again based on the fact that I have literally forgotten what the entire album sounds like. From what I recall though, I felt that the songwriting had some cool ideas but needed...room to grow and mature, not sure how to explain it... but its something that Oi Magoi succeeds in.
IronAngel - 22.12.2014 at 20:20  
  Calling this album "ordinary" is pretty ludicrous. They're doing their own thing, and if you dig it, you dig it. I haven't been inspired to listen to this as much as the debut, but I can't find any particular reason for that apart from my own apathy.
Erik M. - 22.12.2014 at 22:20  
Rating: 9
Written by Lit. on 22.12.2014 at 00:35

I agree. You'd think with how much people value good psychoblack around here, they'd know the difference between the crop and the crap.

Yet, you still give this a 9...


Erik M. - 22.12.2014 at 22:20  
Rating: 9
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 22.12.2014 at 00:43

You obviously don't follow us very closely if you think we always agree


I didn't say "always".
Erik M. - 22.12.2014 at 22:20  
Rating: 9
Written by Fearmeister on 22.12.2014 at 01:26

Yea, they only agree 90% of the time




Written by Fearmeister on 22.12.2014 at 19:53

Because it remains one of my favorite albums of 2014 and features what I find is some of the most unique, creative and memorable songwriting this year. I still wake up in the morning with some of the album's riffs in my head. I just feel that its a perfect blend of psych rock, cult horror, and black metal.

In contrast, I checked out Pneuma after I discovered this (why wouldn't I?) and I was really disappointed that it didn't take me on a magical journey as well. I might need to listen to it again based on the fact that I have literally forgotten what the entire album sounds like. From what I recall though, I felt that the songwriting had some cool ideas but needed...room to grow and mature, not sure how to explain it... but its something that Oi Magoi succeeds in.


Totally agreed about Oi Magoi. Pneuma is good, but definitely not as good as this album.
Erik M. - 22.12.2014 at 22:20  
Rating: 9
Written by Diverge on 22.12.2014 at 18:15

You generally have a much better taste in music than this. What, pray tell, prompted you to give this absolutely ordinary album a 9? At most, I *generously* give this a 7. (I don't mean for this comment to be offensive or arrogant- I'm just curious about what makes this album cross the line for you).


It's still funny how people measure other people's taste simply by comparing their taste to their own. The more it matches their own taste, the "better" the taste of others is.

Quote:

Erik: As for the whole Alex, mz and !J.O.O.E.! thing…please drop it for all future threads. All of these are threads about albums and we should continue discussing the albums. If you want to discuss the personalities of MS, feel free to find another venue for that. If you're that desperate, feel free to send me a message and we can chat about it privately. I don't think we're on the same page about it at all, but it's a reasonable thing to discuss if it means the topic doesn't come up as often on these threads.


I don't see what this has got to do with you and why you would want to discuss it. I simply stated a general observation, nothing more, nothing less. Noticing other people's votes is extremely easy and seeing as Joe, mz and Alex have very similar tastes, they often comment on the same albums and therefore it's easy to notice their opinions are similar as well, in a lot of cases.
Diverge - 23.12.2014 at 00:02  
Rating: 7
Written by Fearmeister on 22.12.2014 at 19:53

Written by Diverge on 22.12.2014 at 18:15

You generally have a much better taste in music than this. What, pray tell, prompted you to give this absolutely ordinary album a 9? At most, I *generously* give this a 7. (I don't mean for this comment to be offensive or arrogant- I'm just curious about what makes this album cross the line for you).


Because it remains one of my favorite albums of 2014 and features what I find is some of the most unique, creative and memorable songwriting this year. I still wake up in the morning with some of the album's riffs in my head. I just feel that its a perfect blend of psych rock, cult horror, and black metal.

Fair enough. I didn't really find that the blend worked (and I also didn't hear too much cult horror in this, to be perfectly honest). I should give it another listen, though. Maybe, as IronAngel mentioned, it's simply not something I dig and I haven't listened to it since the month it came out because I'm lazy. I personally found that the tracks lack something substantial…I don't really feel satisfied listening to Hair Spirit Noir. I would assume that's probably why prominent members of the MS community are not liking this album.

Another thing I should mention- I didn't like Pneuma either. HSN have not convinced me at all. By all means let me know if you get any insights into the album that could open it up to me.
Diverge - 23.12.2014 at 00:35  
Rating: 7
Written by Erik M. on 22.12.2014 at 22:20

It's still funny how people measure other people's taste simply by comparing their taste to their own. The more it matches their own taste, the "better" the taste of others is.

That's a bit dramatic, actually. I've found some awesome music with Fearmeister and his lists, and I very rarely see him disagree with me on a thread by a full two points on the MS score. So given that precedent, I was surprised to see his score for HSN (which he'd classify in the same realm as many other fantastic albums). I wouldn't say we have similar tastes at all really, and I don't really think mine is better than his. It was a reactionary response to an odd rating and an interest in his response, and not an assertion that his taste is worse because it differs from mine. I'm glad he gave a nice little response and I've learned from it- he thinks the combination of styles works and that's probably where my impression differs the most. We managed to get some conversation out of it and it contributed towards discussion related to HSN- unlike your little reply here.

Written by Erik M. on 22.12.2014 at 22:20

I don't see what this has got to do with you and why you would want to discuss it. I simply stated a general observation, nothing more, nothing less. Noticing other people's votes is extremely easy and seeing as Joe, mz and Alex have very similar tastes, they often comment on the same albums and therefore it's easy to notice their opinions are similar as well, in a lot of cases.

That literally has nothing to do with the album, though. My motivation for the comment was simply to stop this becoming a topic of conversation on the threads, and that was really explicit in my original comment. We introduce topics of conversation to provoke further discussion related to the album on MS. Please tell me how the three users you mentioned relate to Hail Spirit Noir's album in any way. Their opinions are indeed similar for this album- did this alter your impression of the album? Did this relate to anything HSN did musically? Did it somehow impact your rating of the album?
Now if your comment about the three users doesn't relate to HSN in any tangible way, you should politely refrain from expressing it on the thread and instead find someone else to talk to about it if you really want to express it. The most important part of this is: just stop. What's the point of even bringing up that comment when you literally get a mixed response every time you do it? Let's say the users have the same rating 80% of the time. Who actually gives a shit?
Mary N. - 24.12.2014 at 22:22  
Rating: 8 It's actually a huge improvement from their previous record which to me it sounded very hard to perceive, but this one is of the most well-structured albums in 2014, perhaps their only downside here is the vocal lines.

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