Greek Heavy Metal?

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Priamos
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Re: Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#16 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:07 pm

nightsblood wrote:
The big exception for me is the CROSSWIND demos (Opposing Forces/Beyond). While they are very similar to a lot of other power/speed bands, the demos actually do capture the same aggressive punch as their predecessors (think Steel Assassin meets the fastest Gamma Ray material).
Damn! This reference is an indication of exceptional taste.Being a devoted fan of the local scene myself, I can't understand why you can't appreciate some other stuff too. OK, I can see some objective flaws in our scene that could discourage the outsiders but I think there are more bands that have what it takes to stand out. Tell me some of your favorited genres to give some more targeted recommendations.

How about Agatus? They have recently released one of the best Greek metal albums of all time. A combination of black metal, traditional metal, gothic metal, 70s hard rock etc that was praised by a wide range of fans:
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Re: Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#17 » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:35 am

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Re: Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#18 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:12 am

Priamos wrote:
nightsblood wrote:
The big exception for me is the CROSSWIND demos (Opposing Forces/Beyond). While they are very similar to a lot of other power/speed bands, the demos actually do capture the same aggressive punch as their predecessors (think Steel Assassin meets the fastest Gamma Ray material).
Damn! This reference is an indication of exceptional taste.Being a devoted fan of the local scene myself, I can't understand why you can't appreciate some other stuff too. OK, I can see some objective flaws in our scene that could discourage the outsiders but I think there are more bands that have what it takes to stand out. Tell me some of your favorited genres to give some more targeted recommendations.

How about Agatus? They have recently released one of the best Greek metal albums of all time. A combination of black metal, traditional metal, gothic metal, 70s hard rock etc that was praised by a wide range of fans:
Sorry to knock the whole scene, I'm sure there are more Greek releases I'd like that I just haven't encountered yet. So many bands, so little time.
The thing that's weird is that many of the Greek bands I've heard are good musicians and they play styles of metal I like; they jus seem to lack that "it factor" that puts some bands over the top.
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