Greek Black Metal

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Posted by , 26.03.2009 - 01:49
I have seen topics about Norwegian Black Metal, Canadian Black Metal, American Black Metal, British Black Metal, Swedish Black Metal, German Black Metal, and French Black Metal, but no topic about Greek Black Metal. To me, that is an outrage, because Greece has one of the most unique Black Metal scenes in the world.

Rotting Christ needs no introduction. Formed around the same time as Rotting Christ is Varathron, which displays black metal in its primitive stages, with mid-paced rhythms and low, death metal-type vocals. Then there's Necromantia, who have an 8-string bass in place of the guitar, which they effectively use to create an original sound. There's Agatus, who blends black metal with the NWOBHM sound, and Nocternity, a one-man band akin to Burzum and Graveland, who sings high praises of ancient Greece. There is also Astarte, the all-woman black metal band that is not afraid to experiment with the other extreme metal genres. Most notable of all is Naer Mataron, the Gorgoroth of the Hellenes (musically, that is).

Care to share your thoughts?
26.02.2014 - 01:37
Dungeon Shaker
I'm completely ignorant to the Greek black metal scene unfortunately, though I recently picked up the most recent Rotting Christ record, and really enjoyed it. Definitely open for recommendations.
19.09.2014 - 14:53
I stumbled upon Morpheus Tales-Secular Noir which has a nice take on progressive black metal with few psychedelic moments thrown into the mix. Definitely one of the best 2014 records I've heard.
Giving my ears a rest from music.
19.09.2014 - 15:46
Weirdo of MS
^ Didn't like it very much soundwise, but... That cover *.*
19.09.2014 - 16:03
Written by Karlabos on 19.09.2014 at 15:46

^ Didn't like it very much soundwise, but... That cover *.*

I don't know how it's possible to not like their sound =p
Cool cover, very eye catching.
Giving my ears a rest from music.
31.12.2014 - 22:02
Infernal Eternal
If you're into kvlt stuff, you should definetely check Sadistic Noise. R.I.P. Flesh
also check out: Zemial, Black Winter, Thou Art Lord, Kawir, Nergal, Fiendish Nymph, Acherontas, Acrimonious and Aherusia.
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01.01.2015 - 08:45
Vasil de Shumen
Scarlet Evil Witching Black ( Necromantia ) is my favorite Greek black metal album. This darkly jewel is better than every Rotting Christ album ...
19.12.2016 - 01:38
Old Nick
Aenaon and Hail Spirit Noir have released two of the best black metal albums of this year. If someone prefers a little less experimental sound I quite like Human Serpent, they have already released a couple of very brutal albums and they did a split this year with Black Winter. Also last year Awe released their debut, which I found really great. Many will say they're a DSO ripoff because they use dissonance, but I think even if you don't really dig DSO (like myself) you should check them out because their music makes a lot more sense. If you're more into atmospheric, check out Spectral Lore and A Diadem Of Dead Stars. Finally, if you like Bathory, try Macabre Omen. They kick some serious ass.
on and on south of heaven

18.03.2017 - 02:23
His Majesty At The Fucking Swamp. Besides that i find most greek black metal unworthy of anyone's time
18.05.2017 - 15:20
Der Stürmer, excellent Greek black metal.
Blut & Krieg
02.08.2017 - 02:35
Horrified and Cult of Eibon
04.08.2017 - 17:25
Hail Spirit Noir is a progressive rock band with very strong blackened elements. Really like the stuff, they've put out so far.
hipster kid
06.08.2017 - 00:24
I own about 40 Greek black metal CDs, mostly 90s releases. My favourites are:

Kawir - To Cavirs
Agatus - Dawn of Martyrdom
Deviser - Transmission to Chaos
Rotting Christ - Thy Mighty Contract & Non Serviam
Varathron - His Majesty at the Swamp & Walpurgisnacht
Order of the Ebon Hand - The Mystic Path to the Netherworld
Legion of Doom - For Those of the Blood
Necromantia - Crossing the Fiery Path & Scarlet Evil Witching Black
Nergal - The Wizard of Nerath