Drakon Ho Megas are a band from Greece that plays an old school and Hellenic form of occult black metal and this is a review of his 2023 album "Έλευσις Αντίχριστου (Coming Of Antichrist)" which was relased by Floga Records.
A very dark and ritualistic sounding intro starts off the album while also introducing keyboards onto the recording which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs at times. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and the music is also heavily rooted in the 90's Greek style.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the solos and leads also being done in a very melodic style when they are utilized and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length,
Throughout the album you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also having its atmospheric moments. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them as well as one song also introducing whispered vocals into the songs, death metal growls and operatic choirs can also be heard briefly. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Occultism, Satanism, Magick and Apocryphism themes.
In my opinion Drakon Ho Megas are a very great sounding old school and Hellenic occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Εκεί που το σκοτάδι βασιλεύει (There Were The Darkness Reign)" and " Η συναγωγή του Σατανά (The Synagogue Of Satan)". 8 olut of 10.
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