Wednesday, June 30, 2010

For The Glory of Zemial

Zemial are mystikal ancient kult band comprised of Eskarth the Dark One and Archon Vorskaath, the two hellenic hermanos that make up the amazing band Agatus. Zemial isn't as polished as Agatus, and opt for a more direct and simple approach to Black Metal. For The Glory of Ur was the duo's first full length and it was released in 1996. Ur was a great city in Sumer, it was also the home of Sin Nanna, the Sumerian moon god. Zemial pays its respects to this once great desert metropolis with seven typically Greek and understated tracks and a Bathory cover. Glorious.


8 comments:

Jake Kobrin said...

A gotee and corpsepaint... I've never seen that before. :P And cool asymmetrical logo.

kevinass said...

great cover and pics and musix..thanks

BreadGod said...

To be honest, I don't like this album so much as I love their latest full-length, In Monumentum.

Helm said...

This is a great example of how limited means sometimes led to wonderfully idiosyncratic results which stand the test of time much better than the well produced and competent generic metal releases. I also prefer In Monumentum on the whole but this is another essential from Greece.

the wizard said...

it's like a whole album of black metal cliches, but by the second tune I was completely sucked in. fukkn great, and I'm constantly impressed at how the Greeks put their own stamp on music, whether it's metal/punk/rock whatever, it never seems to quite fit with european or US stuff. nice.

also: are you going to have a very evil party when you get five more followers?

Shannon said...

We're all supposed to have Kingu blood.

Grk! said...

If this is nearly as good as the 'Sleeping Under Tartarus' sevener I'll be more than content. Thanks!

Helm said...

It is.