Sunday, January 31, 2010

To Cavirs

Who keeps the flame of true Hellenic Black Metal alive? Kawir, that's who. Here is an early EP from one of my favorite Greek Black Metal bands. Kawir uses a very traditional approach. The old Olympian gods (Varathron, Rotting Christ, and Necromantia) are invoked in their mid-tempo trudge, liberal use of archaic keyboards, and lyrics singing the praises of Zeus. All that and and an excellent flying space Parthenon make for a truly epic release.

5 comments:

Helm said...

it alway surprises me when Kawir are mentioned in the same breath as Varthron, Rotting Christ, Necromantia et al. There's not only a difference of skill but a generational one too.

CTN said...

Agreed. Check out Heptameron instead.

Aesop said...

Heptameron were featured here on the Hearse some time ago.

billias said...

I hate keybords in kawir.And some of that ancestral loving.

X. T. Yanman said...

Kawir have managed to Keep a very distinct torch blazing and into newer realms than the other bands mentioned.