Typhoeus are a band from Greece that plays a majestic form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2014 demo "The Black Rivers of The Serpent Dragon".
A very dark keyboard sound starts off the demo and they also use a variety many many different sounding keys and after awhile the music starts going into a heavier direction which also introduces grim black metal screams onto the recording while the riffs also use melodies in soem parts of the songs.
When the riffs use tremolo picking it gives the songs more of a raw feeling while the mixing of both heavy and keyboard parts takes the music into more of an atmospheric direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a lot of the music is mostly rooted in the 90's second wave style and when guitar solos and leads are added they add more of a dark and melodic style to the songs and when acoustic guitars are utilized they give the music more of an epic and medieval feeling and there is also a brief use of death metal growls on one of the tracks along with a few seconds of battle samples and they close the album with an instrumental track which is also an ambient piece.
Typhoeus plays a style of black metal that is very raw, epic and atmospheric sounding in the 90's underground European tradition, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Greek Mythology and Occult themes.
In my opinion Typhoeus are a very great sounding majestic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blood Under Fullmoon" and "Storm Of A Thousand Swords". 8/5 out of 10.