Greek Heavy Metal?

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Vans McBurger
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Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#1 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:16 am

I'm visiting Greece for a festival this Summer and realised I'm suprisingly ignorant of the metal scene there. I know some of the black metal bands from the 90s of course but as far as more traditional stuff the only one I know well is Macedon Harriers, I've also been checking out Northwind as they're playing the fest I'm going to. Anyone got some reccomendations of good Greek heavy metal old or new?

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Re: Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#2 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:31 am

What genres are you into, to focus my recommendations on?

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Re: Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#3 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:23 am

Priamos wrote:What genres are you into, to focus my recommendations on?

Get a sample of my favorite album for 2017 as an appetizer:


Ah forgot to mention wrathblade, another one I've been checking out as they're playing the festival. Looking for classic heavy metal really. Just interested in hearing some of the classic Greek bands I've missed. I've also found sarissa this evening who seem cool so far. To try be a bit more specific I love melodic heavy/ early power metal type stuff, omen, gotham city, running wild etc.

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Post#4 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:10 am




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Post#5 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:19 am

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Post#6 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:26 pm

Blood Covered : Wrong Direction is an incredible piece of epic Heavy Metal, some amazing songs, often long and great vocals. Gotta love it.

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Re: Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#7 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:43 pm

Epic metal elite:


Barbaric epic metal:


Old school Manilla worship:


Classic metal:





speed/thrash


Power Metal



And these are only the tip of the iceburg
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Re: Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#8 » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:09 am

For FLAMES, I'd recommend "Last Prophecy" as a great introduction to the band. Awesome Sodom-type Thrash with an original, almost 'exotic' twist.



...though my fave Greek HM album would probably be the VICE HUMAN debut. Very much a love-or-hate band apparently. At their best I'd describe them as a Greek answer to Gotham City (early)


Such wonderfully crude & noodly riffing! This could be a Helvetets Port-song.

Mistitled, this is "I Long To Kill You Beast". More riff gold!

One of Greek's most underrated:

Darkened Black Thrash filth :twisted:

...and since you'll see them live, do check up on NORTHWIND, esp the "Mythology" album - another Greek top gem.

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Re: Greek Heavy Metal?

Post#9 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:00 am

Out of all the european countries with more then a handful of bands the greek scene was probably the most mundane and mediocre. Odd, granted how many Metal fans that country has compared to others. A lot of hype and not much that stands above the offerings of other countries.

I guess my suggestions would be Spitfire and Rust.

At the end of the day you aren't missing too much.


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