Elegos are a band from Greece that has been featured before and plays an epic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Laments For The Fallen".
Thunder and rain sounds along with melodic riffing starts off the album along with some spoken word parts and battle samples which also leads up to a heavier direction which also introduces grin yet high pitched black metal screams onto the recording and when the music speeds up a brings in more of a raw feeling.
A great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard during the faster sections of the songs and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the music is very heavily rooted in the 90's second wave style.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and throughout the recording you can hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a small amount of acoustic guitars and spoken word parts are also used again on some of the later tracks and the music also brings in a pagan atmosphere at times and there is also a brief use of melodic chanting and folk instruments are added onto the last track briefly.
Elegos creates another recording that remains true to the epic style of black metal that was presented on their previous release, the production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover ancient battles, war and heroism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Elegos and if you are a fan of epic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "To Those Lying In The Fields Of Glory" "Sharpened Swords" and 'The Last Remembrance Of A Dying Warrior". 8 out of 10.