Monday, February 8, 2010

Necromantia vs. Varathron

Two of the most important and influential Greek cults do battle for Hellenic Black Metal supremacy. Who will prevail in this occult olympiad? I can't call a winner for this one, I love both bands too much.


Oh, and for an in depth primer on the strange world of Greek underground Metal go check out Helm's guest post and compilation on Illogical Contraption

10 comments:

Jonathan said...

Strange. Today a friend of mine just showed off this CD to me. He bought it last week at a record store in LA used for 30$.

Helm said...

Thanks for the link. Personally I think Varathron win this!

enamorado de la muerte said...

At Amoeba? I was looking at that CD but wasnt sure if I had it or not so I passed. I guess your friend picked it up! haha small world.

Aesop said...

Thank you, Helm, I have been enjoying the comp and the write up was fantastic.

Flamengo Boyd said...

My favorite record by both bands. I hope in some fucking better universe more bands are influenced by Greek shit (and Mortuary Drape) and not so much Norwegian.

Shelby Cobras said...

Thanks for the shout out, Aesop.

I agree with Helm here, Varathron is the winner on this one. Close, though.

jabladav said...

Helms! Great write up! Thank you for the knowledge!

Anonymous said...

shelby i was hanging out with a guy from eureka named cid (pronounced "sid")the other day,do you remember him?

he was part of that annoying "art fag" crew back around 99 (im not being a homophobe,but it really is the best description)

also heard from ton (pronounced "tawn"),strange guy he was too,but a good person deep down

Shelby Cobras said...

Of course I remember cid. Great dude. Ton is certainly a trip too. Used to go by the name "Assrash" and eat dogshit at parties. Good times...

Asshole said...

Who doesn't eat dogshit at parties?

Untouchable cover on this record.