Eriphion are a band from Greece that plays a very traditional form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2018 ep "Hossana".
A very fast and raw sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic style along with the vocals being mostly deep and grim black metal screams and the music has a lot of 90's influences.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with a brief use of atmospheric synths and stringed instruments on a couple of songs as well as the riffs also bringing in a decent amount of melody, a couple of the tracks brings in whispered vocals and the last track is very long and epic in length.
Eriphion plays a style of black metal that is very raw, melodic, atmospheric and old school sounding but also with a more modern take on the genre, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion Eriphion are a very great sounding traditional black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "My Fate" and "The Forest". 8 out of 10.