Synteleia are a band from Greece that plays a classic form of Hellenic black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Ending Of The Unknown Path" which will be released on August 30th by Hells Headbangers.
Synths start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music at times. When the musical speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody along with the songs also adding in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music being very heavily rooted in the 90's Greek style, at times the music also gets very atmospheric and epic sounding.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the spoken word parts when they are utilized they also gives the music more of a ritualistic feeling and as the album progresses a brief use of operatic female vocals can also be heard and one track also introduces acoustic guitars onto the recording. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Cthulu Mythos themes.
In my opinion Synteleia are a very great sounding Hellenic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out t his album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Daemonica Infernalium" "Three Oaths To Dagon" "Missioner Of Sorrow" and "The Black Goat Rites". 8/5 out of 10.