Meneapneontes are a band from Greece that plays an epic form of Hellenic black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Promachos" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath Records and Murdher Records.
A very dark and melodic sound starts off the album and after a few seconds deep and grim black metal screams make their presence known on the recording along with some solos and leads that also utilize a great amount of melody and spoken word parts can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
When the music speeds up the music starts having more of a raw black metal style along with a small amount of blast beats and when classical guitars and melodic pagan chants are utilized they bring in more of an epic and medieval atmosphere and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffs and vocals also bring in a touch of death metal at times while the music is mostly rooted in the 90's style of Greek black metal.
Meneapneontes plays a musical style that goes back to the melodic side of Hellenic black metal that also brings the epic atmosphere of the past, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Greek Mythology and History.
In my opinion Meneapneontes are a very great sounding epic Hellenic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Promachos" "Sons Of The Greeks" "My Earth, My Water" and "Raise The Aspis". 8 out of 10.