Chaosbaphomet are a duo from Greece that plays a Hellenic form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Promethean Black Flame" which was released by Deathrune Records.
Avant garde sounds and ambient style synths start off the album along with some classical guitars a few seconds later which also use both finger picking and full chords and the music sounds very ritualistic at times and after a couple of minutes spoken word parts are added onto the recording and they call upon the infernal beings.
Ritualistic drum beats can be heard briefly and the flutes have a 70's occult rock vibe when they are used for a few seconds and on the second track the music gets more heavier along with some angry black metal screams while also keeping the ritualistic vibe of the intro and back up vocals can also be heard, tremolo picking and dark sounding melodies can be heard at times giving the music a raw black metal feeling along with the fast parts using a great amount of blast beats and when solos and leads are utilized stick to a very dark and melodic musical style and all of the instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the music brings in a great amount of mid 80's and early 90's influences and spoken word parts along with classical guitars also make a return in certain sections of the recording and there is also a brief use of death metal growls and that same element can also be heard in the guitar riffing at times along with a touch of thrash and as the album progresses synths can also be heard briefly mixing in with the heavier style while one track brings in violins and they close the album with a cover of Necromantia's "Spiritforms Of the Psychomancer".
Chaosbaphomet plays a style of Hellenic occult black metal that is very dark, heavy, raw and ritualistic sounding and also mixes in a touch of death metal which makes the music stand out a lot more, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Greek Occultism, Satanism, and Left Hand Path themes.
In my opinion Chaosbaphomet are a very great sounding Hellenic occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fire Of The Titans" "To Eos" and "Nightside Realm". 8.5 out of 10.