Hell Poemer are a band from Greece that plays a very atmospheric, raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Arcane Mysteries Of Dead Ancestors" which was released by Tenebird Music.
A very dark and ritualistic sound starts off the album before going into a very fast and melodic black metal direction that also incorporates a good amount of blast beats and grim screams and the music also brings in very epic and atmospheric sounding synths in certain sections of the recording which also have an ambient influence to them and the band also brings in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
All of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and when solos and leads are added into the music they continue the melodic sound this band focuses on a great amount and there are also some spoken word parts being utilized at times and a good portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and you can also hear war samples being added into some of the tracks.
When clean parts are added into the music they bring in a very medieval pagan folk music feeling while the main focus remains on an epic black metal sound and some of the tracks also bring in nature sounds and a tragic feeling coming out of the synths and as the album progresses the vocals also start getting deeper on some of the tracks and bring in more of a death metal feeling to the songs they are utilized on.
Hell Poemer plays a style of black metal that is very fast, raw, melodic, atmospheric and epic sounding and they also bring in a great amount of talent and skill on the musical instruments, the production has a very raw, heavy and powerful sound to it while the lyrics cover The Dark Side Of Nature, Ancient Pride, Philosophy and Greek Paganism themes.
In my opinion Hell Poemer are a very great sounding raw, melodic, atmospheric and epic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Temple of the Appollonian Wisdom" "Triumphant battle In Hyperion's Winter" and "When Ichor Calls For War". 8/5 out of 10.